I’m still up in the air about the whole Martin-Zimmerman crime.
But, Shelby Steele coins a new phrase to describe some popular response to it:
Poetic truth is like poetic license where one breaks grammatical rules for effect. Better to break the rule than lose the effect. Poetic truth lies just a little; it bends the actual truth in order to highlight what it believes is a larger and more important truth.
I like this.
Poetic truth is a little like folk economics. It’s influence is way out of proportion to its accuracy.