This silly bint below, Lindsey Stone, rebelling against authority and sticking it to The Man, posted a pic of herself at Arlington National Cemetery. As you can see, her bravery knows no bounds. Because nothing shows how independent and freethinking you are like being a puerile twit.
And the title of the post is true. I’m not terribly angry. I’m sad. I’m sad that someone actually thinks this passes for independent thought. I’m sad that this “person” thinks that simply abiding by societal norms is so oppressive.
What Miss Stone fails to comprehend is that manners and polite behavior don’t exist for some vague authority to constrict her, but rather serve as the lubricant that eases the frictions of daily life. Does she think being deliberately rude to others makes sense? Is it proper to demean others? Should we berate waitstaff, or heckle the handicapped? Kick homeless people? Taunt fat people (like her)?
I’ve certainly been known to be rude and disruptive from time to time. But that was usually an exception to my upbringing, and I like to think as I’ve aged, it’s become less and less common from me. Perhaps it will be so with our subject above.