Althouse: A man holding a Trump sign is interviewed and, as he speaks, someone creeps up and calmly rips the Trump sign in half.March 13, 2016
Bill, Republic of Texas said…I’m with SunSong. These Trump quotes show him go be unfit to be President. Get in your neighbors faces.Punch back twice as hard.Punish your enemies.Bring a gun to a knife fight. I don’t want to lessen the anger.
Instapundit » Blog Archive » PEGGY NOONAN: Donald Trump and the Rise of the Unprotected: There are the protected and the unpr…February 27, 2016
Mr. Trump came from that. . . . You see the dynamic in many spheres. In Hollywood, as we still call it, where they make our rough culture, they are careful to protect their own children from its ill effects. In places with failing schools, they choose not to help them through the school liberation movement—charter schools, choice, etc.—because they fear to go up against the most reactionary professional group in America, the teachers unions. They let the public schools flounder. But their children go to the best private schools.This is a terrible feature of our age—that we are governed by protected people who don’t seem to care that much about their unprotected fellow citizens.
It was back in the 80’s/90’s when I noticed the trend to celebrate breaking rules. Instead of cheating it came to be considered “clever”. The sign says No Fishing, but if you find a way into the forbidden water you’ll get what you want faster and better. Because if you don’t then others will.
This breaking of rules has grown to include how you treat others. Disrupt a stage. Shout down a speaker. Reach out and take what you want and ignore the impact to others.
Dueling would confer consequences onto all the ugly, dishonest, uncouth, untrue, and defamatory things people say about you or your family. Yes, some politicians might be struck down if we allowed this ancient combat to reemerge in contemporary society. But I’m sure that’s a sacrifice most of us would be willing to make.
Source: Bring Back Dueling!
I was going to call this the best post of 2015 but it’s actually from a 2014 discussion posted on a site called Campaign for Social Justice… readable text is here.
Highlight: “We tolerate you because we believe in free speech and civil discourse, not bullying and violence. But that means we have to watch you advocate against that very freedom.”