Black and white: (adj) clearly defined opposing principles or issues.
You can always stimulate a debate by posing the question of whether there actually are things that are black and white–in other words, ideas which are either solely good or massively evil.
The general consensus of our present society is that such defined positions do not really exist, but rather, mingle into shades of gray.
But I contend there is one–yes, one–white, pure notion: Treat other people the way you want to be treated.
Sometimes we think we can compromise that particular pearl of great price.
- Matter of fact, a politician will say that if an opponent hits him, he must hit back.
- A school counselor suggests that the only way to defeat a bully is to figuratively hit him or her in the nose.
We have decided it is unnatural to turn the other cheek for fear of sporting double bruises.
So we’ve created a dreary gray. The Golden Rule has no chance to shine.
So are there black and white issues?
I think there is only one white issue: no one is better than anyone else.
And when you deny that, you darken the skies of mankind’s future.