"Here is the true meaning and value of compassion and nonviolence, when it helps us to see the enemy's point of view, to hear his questions, to know his assessment of ourselves. For from his view we may in indeed see the basic weakness of our own conditon, and if we are mature, we many learn and grow and profit from the the wisdom of the brothers who are called the opposition."
--Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Riverside Church, New York City, 1967
And if that's not so, then God's a possum!