Sunday, June 10, 2012

Peter Singer

Peter Singer has been honored by the Queen.  He's getting one of those Order of Australia things.

Singer is hated by some people because he has very controversial opinions.

In response to getting the Queen award, Singer says:

There will be people in the community who are opposed to [my ideas], but I think that what this shows is that you don't just have to be a conformist in order to get honoured....You can dissent, and we respect that, we recognise diversity of opinion and even honour it.

As one who has (repeatedly) received anger, hatred, and rejection for having controversial opinions....Well, I really find comfort in his words.