Friday, April 2, 2010
Good Friday 2010
Today is Good Friday, April 2, 2010, and as such I will take a break from writing about the political-economy, and wish everyone that celebrates Easter this Sunday a safe and Happy Easter.
While I am not a Christian, I do believe in the historical Jesus. One does not have to accept Jesus as the messiah to recognize that he was a man who spoke up and against the status quo. He and others that followed him have challenged conventional wisdom over the last 2,000 years. Baruch Spinoza challenged the thinking of his day and was excommunicated by the Dutch Jews of his day. Men like Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud and Albert Einstein also wrote and gave voice to ideas that were new and different. Pushing back against the darkness, the fear, the ignorance and the status quo is never an easy proposition, and yet, this is what some people do. Because there are new people with new ideas that come forward to challenge the status quo that we have the opportunities to make this a better world.