Sunday, October 2, 2011

What Has Happened to Plain Old Common Courtesy

We didn't watch the Republican debate and missed what happened. A soldier who asked if openly gay service people would be allowed to serve now that "don't ask don't tell" has been instated was booed. Why didn't any of the Republican candidates rebuke the audience? Why didn't the audience allow the soldier to ask a question without being bullied?

The right wing has gotten so out of control they think any bad behavior is just ok. President Obama was called a liar during his State of the Union speech. Members of Congress twitter during Presidential speeches.

An anti-bullying bill has been signed by New Jersey's Chris Christie (R) that is said to be the toughest in the nation, but is opposed by social conservatives. 

I just don't understand when the rudeness began and why has it been tolerated for so long.  I'm hoping for a return to social kindness again.  Or at least some tolerance and crabbing in private.


  1. Just look at congress and see how far we have drifted away from courteous behavior.
    It is an embarassment.

  2. Politics is the same the world over it seems. Ours here is no better, only availiable when elections are on the horizons, so I don't follow politics.
    Most interesting read Amber,

    Have a good week

  3. Yvonne,
    It used to be more civil than it is now.

  4. I agree. I like to be able to understand both sides of an issue, and be open to everyone's beliefs and be tolerant of everyone's stances on things, but the lack of common courtesy and the "yeehaw" or "good old boy/who gives a damn about the other guy" attitude really has me turned off.

    But what really bothers me is the big chunk of society that loves it and feeds in to it.

    So sad.

  5. Aye, 'tis sad, Lora. It seems to me the tea party has brought more dissention than good to our nation.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  6. I agree the examples set by our leaders leaves much to be desired.

    However rudeness and discourtesy are common on our level. Thank you ma'am, Yes, and no sir or ma'am are rarely heard, all of which I wa taught as a child and still say, almost automatic, as Excuse me, or I'm sorry, when I bump into some one, etc.

    And use of profanity, not just a gosh or golly, which once was considered profanity, is set before us in every public place.

    A lot starts at home, and the parents learned from the previous generation, so we should be aware of the exambles we set. I am guilty, too. I have spent years trying to undo bad habits, I should never have been so weak as to mimic

  7. Oh NW1,
    So glad to see you are back home! I've got stuff to do right now, but will get over to read about your trip later today.

    Thanks for your input about the rampant disregard for others these days.