Monday, 20 April 2009

UN Shenanigans

So I watched this video today of lots of Western diplomats walking out as the Iranian president was giving his speech at the UN anti-racism conference.

I'm torn between two trains of thought:
1) They were right to walk out as a demonstration that racist attitudes will not be tolerated.

2) They were wrong to walk out because everyone deserves to be listened to, no matter what their point of view is.

I think I lean more towards the second option because I'm more naturally inclined to defend the underdog. Also, I didn't hear the president say anything that actually discriminated against Jews, he was just slating the Israeli government, but then I didn't hear the whole speech.

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