Last weekend, Peter Mansbridge opened the lid on Kony 2012, the viral video about child soldiers in Uganda, and quickly closed it. CBC news' voice of authority asked his guest, another iconic Canadian, Stephen Lewis, authoritative voice of our humanity you might say: "What's the take-away on this?" As if: Enough chit-chat, Stephen. Let's nail down its significance and move on.
Mansbridge lives in a world of take-aways: definitive judgments that acknowledged authorities like he and Stephen Lewis get to make, leaving others to humbly accept or grind their teeth while spitting some lonely demurs.