We make laws to avoid those things that offend our society. “Thou shall not kill” is a pretty good example of what should be common sense but no one follows the rules. Our laws are just reminders if you disobey there are consequences…. only if you are caught.
With all the release of restrictions in the 60’s and 70’s the kids broke free of the Puritan restraints and now?
If someone kneels during the playing of the national anthem some people become offended. A sign of showing submission as a protest to the playing of the Stars and Stripes forever upsets the sports community or the leader of the ‘free’ world. No matter of the chatter or drinking or swearing during the respecting of the flag is accepted, a group of people kneeling down silently as if in prayer is offensive. Is it right or wrong? You decide.
If someone should present a different point-of-view, even if it is repulsive, our laws allow him or her to say it unless it is physically harmful to another. The presenters may be hateful or god fearing depending on the interpretation and can be accepted or ignored by the law of the land. Social media will not let dead dogs lie and pound the bodacious ideology opposed by many or a few into viral ranting. Is it right or wrong? You decide.
Statues and monuments and symbols for whatever cause or meaning or belief have dotted the countryside for years without major opposition and sometimes just been ignored. Like so many habits or trends or acceptable sociological patterns people found their place. With the resurgence of awareness there is a resistance to the norm. What was questionable in the first place has now become unacceptable, even without the law. Is it right or wrong? You decide.
And those off color comments or taps on the hinny like ballplayers do after every touchdown that were commonplace for so many generations are now getting people fired. There is no excuse for this disgusting behavior and there has never been, yet it was accepted like pointed bras and calling your secretary “Honey” but from the Dallas cheerleaders half time show there is still a long way to go. Is it right or wrong? You decide.
Maybe this is a cultural awakening? Maybe we have been shocked into realizing our bad habits should be reevaluated and adjust for the diversity we have always existed with? Maybe we are over reacting to our sensibilities? Is it right or wrong? You decide.