It's Called Rude
Fausta had a post the other day on Welcome to the culture of rudeness.
Good manners have never been enforceable, but were once accepted because they underpin notions of right and wrong.
[T}he collapse of manners stands for a vast and under-acknowledged problem of social immorality. Manners are based on an ideal of empathy, of imagining the impact of one's own actions on others."
The picture above is from today’s New York Post - "This 'tis-the-season-to be-creepy display - which has drawn no small amount of community ire - can be found in the front yard of Joel Krupnik, 58, and his wife, Mildred Castellanos, 43, who said they are protesting the commercialization of the Yule season. "
"Christmas has religious origins. It's in the Bible. Santa is not in the Bible. He's not a religious symbol. Santa Claus has become a piece of Americana," Krupnik explained yesterday. Krupnik, who dabbles in real estate, said if anyone was offended, they could simply cross the street. Some children have done just that. "
Some call things like this a “war on Christmas”, some a “war on American culture” others will declare this the right of free speech. Let’s just call it what it is – rude.