Never spread democracy by force, let it always be by example.
I think Americans should participate in the responsibility of our past, present, and future. A formal apology for the egregious treatment of African-Americans before the Civil War and after – even to the present day – deserves an apology. It would send an important message to the world.
It appalls me that racism still exists. Even today, bigots are guilty of placing nooses on trees, using the “n” word, or expressing racism in other ways. Our formal apology for slavery would include all forms of slavery that exist in the world today. We would send a message to the world that the United States is not too proud to admit our flaws or our mistakes.
– Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas, the actor who played the key role of Spartacus in the classic movie by the same name based on the first Roman slave revolt, now has a blog at MySpace. The clip that appears below below is one of my favorites. (link via BBC)
Carry On, Kirk !