It feels like we’ve reached a critical point in this country. Sure, people were less open-minded fifty years ago, but people were also less self-righteous, and less likely to complain EVERY single time some little thing happened that didn’t go their way. In the push for “acceptance” for everyone, many people have taken it to mean, It’s now acceptable for me to be an asshole.
Obviously, I agree with tolerance/acceptance for everyone, regardless of religion, sexual orientation, race, gender, etc (assuming it is not harming someone innocent. Like, I’m totally against dirty old polygamists and virgin sacrifices, or whatever…)
But unfortunately, this has paved the way for any asshole who feels like turning a mild inconvenience into something personally “offensive.” Take for example, the case of the Max Begley and his mother. What on earth could possess an adult in their right mind to send hate-mail to the mother of an autistic child because they found the noise the child makes to be a “nuisance?” Granted, this particular case occurred not in the US, but in Canada. However, this type of behavior seems particularly rampant in our country too (US). It seems like trying to spin any given situation by basically pitching a fit or making a scene in the preferred method of selfish, self-righteous people for getting their way, on even the most trivial of matters. Complain. Complain louder. No one is allowed to give rude or selfish people a
perhaps much needed punch in the mouth; if they did, they’d get sued. Everyone pretends to be so goddamn sensitive…as an excuse to be a dick.
I know it’s a juxtaposition of my usual mostly liberal character to say this but…
Sometimes I miss the good ol’ days…