Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Poison, and we're drinking it

Depressing but valuable read. For everyone.
That’s all I know. That’s all anyone knows.

Except this: The difference between the movie theater jackass and the murderer is a difference of degree. Oh, there are also discrepancies in circumstances and specifics—including, quite likely, psychological profile. But both incidents crawled from the same stinking pit: a man’s instinct to unleash fury on a woman who doesn’t give him what he wants. And when we excuse or condone or even applaud the everyday offgassings of that gaping hole in our cultural decency, it’s no surprise that it sometimes erupts.
Depressing but valuable read. For everyone.

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At 11:07 AM, May 27, 2014 Anonymous Mark P had this to say...

When my wife and I were standing in line at Walmart a few days ago someone behind us started ranting very loudly at someone else in line, maybe because they had cut in. He went on and on, and then started directing it towards other people in line. With Georgia's new carry-anywhere law that kind of thing could escalate into something much worse, and I expect it to happen sooner or later.

At 11:46 AM, May 27, 2014 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

Yep. Selfishly, I hope it doesn't happen when I'm TDY there next month.


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