Sunday, March 28, 2010

Emil Faber's Legacy Endures: Knowledge Is Good

Emil Faber got it right: Knowledge Is Good.

The University of Ottawa and protesters, therefore, got it wrong by denying Ann Coulter an opportunity to speak. If some people choose to idolize a barren, bigoted, fornicating, bottle-blonde spinster as a spokesperson for family values, her words should be heard.

Google, on the other hand, appears to have lived up to Faber's motto by discontinuing its mainland Chinese search service instead of complying with the Chinese government's demand for censorship. (IBM, however, could benefit from some soul-searching.)

Knowledge can be disconcerting or even damning, powerful to a point at which even a Pope cannot avoid the judgment of truth.

Whether in the context of caricatured polemicists, faith-rattling disclosures, or investigation of a series of shady circumstances involving city governance, Emil Faber's insight endures: Knowledge Is Good.


Bram Reichbaum said...

When Ann visited the University of Pittsburgh, it was delightful. A good time was had by all.

Infinonymous said...

. . . except, of course, the undergraduates compelled to pay her $15,000 or more (which could have funded a full-tuition scholarship) for a one-hour entertainment attended by a few hundred people.