Tuesday, September 15, 2009

What happened to civility? .................

What happened to civility? It seems like every time I turn on the TV, someone else has thrown a verbal tantrum when they do not agree with an issue or decision. Rep. Joe Wilson showed complete disrespect for the office of the President of the United States. He has the freedom to disagree with the President and he has the right to voice his opinion. However, to interupt a speech by shouting "You lie" is rude, childish, and unacceptable. A man in his position should know better. Kanye West's interruption of Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards was another case of rude and crude behavior. Then, Serena William's rant toward a line judge exhibited more unruly and juvenile behavior.

People who hold public office and those who are considered stars or celebrities have an obligation to conduct themselves in a civil manner. They must realize that they are role models for their fans, many whom are young children. It seems like simple good manners and politeness have become scarce in today's society. It bothers me that as a civilized society we have such public examples of uncivilized behavior. It seems as if people have no compassion for others and no tolerance for opposing views. If they don't get their way, then like a child, they scream and throw a tantrum.

How do we bring back civility? How do we as a nation begin acting like intelligent adults, not spoiled children?

3 comments:

Becky Mushko said...

Good post! I couldn't have said it better.

KathyA said...

Scary, isn't it? And very, very sad.

Debi Kelly Van Cleave said...

We have to start speaking up about how we think this behavior is unacceptable and not encourage them by votes or purchases of their music. Enough is enough. The bubbas are running amok.

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