This is a comment by Adam on the post “Former Skinhead From ‘Life After Hate’ Offers Insight Into Sikh Temple Shooting“.
“There’s a British comedian named Mark Steel who has done several radio series: on political and historical figures like Hannibal, Mary Shelley, Billie Holiday, Beethoven, Muhammad Ali, and several others. They are funny, and very interesting as well.
“He did another series called The Mark Steel Solution. Each show was an exploration of how to make things better. Since he’s British it’s pretty UK-centered, but tell me if you see a pattern here:
- His solution for religion: everyone changes their religion once a week
- His solution for the royal family: the royal family is chosen by a weekly lottery
- His solution for sexuality: everyone should be gay for two years
“Nearly all of his solutions to make the world a better place involve changing your own viewpoint to see things from someone else’s perspective. These people have opened their narrative worldview to encompass experiences that used to be anathema for them, and have become better for it. They, and their work here should be celebrated.”
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