I wrote this rather poorly considered note about the work and ideas of Ta-Nehisi Coates, one I would simplify to the issue that I think Stephen Colbert was getting at: if all you can offer is problems, without solutions, then what good is that? Anybody can complain, but a "public intellectual" should offer something more than: "Everything sucks!" After all, it doesn't take much insight and intelligence to offer that, and nothing more.
I tried to offer my counter to that pessimism; I should have left it to Walter Brueggemann. Everything I learned worth knowing in seminary is summed up there.
*Yeah, it should be "goosey." I'm stickin' with "fuzzy," though.