Consumerist: Shocking CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Couldn’t Get Someone More Credible To Talk About Moderation?

Dato Jacob George

Consumerist: Shocking CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Couldn’t Get Someone More Credible To Talk About Moderation?

I have always stated that certain policymakers have that ardent gift of stating one thing in the international fora and doing the very opposite, domestically!

And the timing could not be any better?

Perhaps, Fareed did not know?

So the international community under the guise is been lectured that ‘many of the world’s current problems can be solved if society subscribed to the whole concept of moderation.’

That ‘if society and governments used moderation in their actions and policies, then the country would have a much more just, fair and inclusive society.’

That ‘moderation was based on certain principles and sound values, like justice, sense of fairness, and choosing dialogue over confrontation, and negotiation over conflict.’

Really, I must have missed something the last few years under this speaker watch domestically?

I nearly fell off my seat when I heard among the statements made was this:

‘You don’t marginalize anyone… do not allow the voices of extremism, racism and bigotry drown your voice…’

Perhaps, I was wrong that we have intelligent individuals at CNN, at the US-Asean Business Council, the US Chamber of Commerce and other think tanks and lobbyist groups?

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