Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Not quite getting the concept

"Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Kanye West, Serena Williams, Congressman Liar, anti-health care reform mobs, screaming replacing intelligent debate... when Marx wrote of a "classless society," I'm pretty sure this isn't what he meant.

2 comments:

Nick Reisman said...

Brian,

I can't agree more that incivility and rudeness is not only annoying, it can be downright depressing. But I don't know if three separate events in very different contexts constitute a trend. Every day civility -- saying "please" and "thank you" to holding a door for someone who has their hands full -- seems to be in full force, at least in my experience.

I think a lot of this crap is heightened by 24-hour news (guilty as charged) looking for the next wacky battle to highlight.

Brian said...

These three events don't constitute a trend; they embody one that's been going on for a while.

Civility isn't dead. But it's certainly not in fashion.