Kraig Grady on the Darfur story below:

Pity is the most disgusting of human emotions. Underneath its so-called Christian concern is a stance that one is superior to the victim and can emote shallow feelings their way, kinda like a priest when he robs the poor or exploits their naivete. I think we should look to downtown L.A., where we can actually do something. But the fact that we can actually makes it impossible to hide behind pity.

I reply:

Who the hell is pitying whom? I think we should go in and stop the bastards who are doing this.

When was the last time you went downtown and handed out soup at the mission?

I’m gonna do it soon. Wanna join me?

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