Obama should maybe follow his own advice and listen to his opponents
It’s time bullying American liberals emulated the good Christians of Charleston
Published 28/06/2015 | 02:30
'Everyone thinks progress depends on indignation, accusation, aggression, demonstration, marching," wrote the commentator Peggy Noonan last week. "But we just saw anger lose to love. It's a huge moment."
The moment she was alluding to in an article headed 'Two Miracles in Charleston', was "that scene of amazing, other-worldly forgiveness" shown by relatives of some of the nine black people murdered by a white supremacist in South Carolina, in Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Dylann Roof had wanted to ignite a race war: instead, victims responded to his bloody hatred with what Noonan called "the first miracle, the amazing grace that pierced the hearers' hearts" - public statements "that laid out the essence of Christianity, unedited and undiluted."