Posted by Pattie on 7/22/2002 10:52:00 PM

I was just watching Manufacturing Consent about Noam Chomsky and he was asked about his childhood. He told of a story of when he was a first grader and he walked out onto the playground to see some bullies rallying around a fat boy, teasing and harassing him. Noam said that he wanted to stand up for the fat boy, but he got scared and ran away. Later he felt ashamed and he promised himself that he would never abandon the underdog again. I don't know why but that really got to me. It made me think about all the people who walk away, who don't feel any shame. It made me feel good about Noam. It made me feel.