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Metaphysics, plastic Christs and MLK?

I’m offering a stiff drink to the first person who extracts a coherent point from Earl Gosnell’s commentary in today’s ODE.

It’ll be a daunting task. You’ll have to tie together a line like “We burn crosses by removing them,” suspicions that every MLK Boulevard in the nation will be ruled unconstitutional because MLK Sr. changed his name to venerate Martin Luther, mumblings about an alleged NAACP/Eisenhower conspiracy, and this conclusion:

Do we disregard practical ways to please God and relate to our fellow man, where the rubber meets the road, just because we have a plastic Jesus on the dashboard and a King’s name on a road sign?

That’s some incisive commentary, boys. Of course, by Gosnell’s own admission, “living in Eugene means that not everything we do has to make sense.” But this thing is so incoherent, and apparently related to race somehow, that some portion of the letter-writing cadre is bound to cry racism.

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