Cornel West: You know, I never really thought I was that smart. Because there was so many other folk in school that I was deeply impressed by. But I'll say this, though, that I've never really been impressed by smartness.Damn right. Technocrats are the worst. I can't think of anyone else who has put that better. Maybe this guy.
James Brown: Really?
Cornel West: Not really.
James Brown: Because?
Cornel West: I'll say let the phones be smart. I want to be wise. I want the courage to love. I want the courage to sacrifice. I want the courage to be nonconformist in the face of injustice. Adolf Hitler was smart. I'm not impressed by that, you see.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016