Controversy keeps us thinking

Published 11:50 am Saturday, February 20, 2010

I was moved by Mrs. Cooper’s editorial, Feb. 10, regarding “Voodoo Victory,” our misplaced priorities, and the redirection our “fervor for sports” might be called upon to consider.

I couldn’t be in greater agreement with Mrs. Cooper, that there are far more important things than sports.

I was provided an example, in this “blast from the past,” a year ago. I believe the story, offered by The Democrat, dates to the early 80s. In keeping with Mrs. Cooper’s directive, I think The Democrat should be asked to update this “Sexiest In Natchez” poll to reflect our current diversity — female as well as male, black, Hispanic, Asian, and “alternative lifestyle” populations. It would be encouraging to see how some of you regular contributors react.

For, in the absence of controversy, we are intellectually malnourished.

Keith Benoist

Natchez resident