My comment on this post on the following blog:
dtp, I am an Indian. A catholic priest aged 74 yrs. that shd say something. …whatever the backgrounds, I appreciate Will for standing up for his wife. It is Chris n the Oscar committee that should apologize. if somebody talks of violence, it is Chris who is guilty.
The blog here: https://dragthepen.wordpress.com/2022/03/31/a-moment-of-shame/
Somebody has questioned whether Will would have slapped a white man in the same situ.
But for me the issue is: Do I have to smile/swallow it, if somebody insults my wife? Let me go the whole hog and say what if somebody blatantly misbehaves with my daughter?
…Long topic. Cannot be dealt with in a blog post.
politicos calculate whether they will get votes, or not, by a particular statement/action. most people calculate whether their words/actions will land them in trouble/jail.
I live by the standard that that is No way to live. For me Love, Decency, Courage, Justice, Freedom, Democracy, etc, to name a few, count more than life.
I will Die on my feet, rather than live on my knees.