Social Analyst for Levelwing Full-time lover of food Part-time blogger
Can't wait to see it. This review, while meaning to make me raise an eyebrow at all of the Luhrmann-esque wonderment, has really just made me want to see it that much more. Have a little imagination. Let it be interpreted, and effed with, and enjoy it for what it is: a cinematic adaptation and not the novel itself.
Segregation means the separation of humans by race. It doesn't mean that the separation is enforced by law or even politically. So "voluntary segregation" is an unnecessary term. I also have the pleasure of knowing Dr. Piepmeier (I took two graduate classes with her), so I know that this column was not intended to make you feel guilty. It is meant to point out certain truths about our city. She's not indicting either race for ignoring the other, but she's pointing out that these lines exist when they shouldn't--especially when the cause (in this case, education) is something that we can all stand behind. By sharing her pleasurable experience, she's just inviting you to step outside of your comfort zone and have the opportunity to be pleasantly surprised.
Besides saying that he was for traditional marriage (which I agree is quite mild), he also said, "I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, 'We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage. I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about."
That is not just about standing for traditional marriage. It’s taking a stand against non-traditional marriages. And while I agree that this view does not necessarily reflect the views of all managers, employees and patrons of Chick-Fil-A, Cathy is synonymous with his brand. So do I think that not eating a #1 once every few weeks is going to change the world? Of course not. But I sure as hell don't want to give money to an institution whose leaders spouts off these kinds of statements with which I fundamentally disagree.
I like the wristband/agreement signing idea because it holds people more accountable. If they choose to break rules, their wristband is taken away and they get hit with a fine. As it was prior to July 4th, it was a "hey man, my cousin said it's cool to drink on Folly Beach" or "yeah, dogs are cool out there." I have lived here for four years and I have never been explicitly told beach rules when I visited Folly--though I took it upon myself to not be an idiot and pick up my garbage. If people have to read something and sign it, it gives the police officers a CYA document to slap some fines on people. You don't have to take away alcohol altogether in order to enforce rules. I agree that it is mostly tourists abusing the privilege, too, but I think making them more aware of the rules could serve as, at the very least, a deterrent.
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