Alex Parker, whom many of you know from these pages, shared his take on what’s happening in the world right now in his own, VIP piece recently. After quoting an interview with Adam Carolla, in which the comedian bemoaned the lack of character in young people today. Alex followed that up by talking about the importance of humility, then moved on to something that now hits me close to home. He wrote:
Over the last several weeks — and the last few years — the web’s been awash with people shouting in others’ faces. You’ve surely seen them on video, and even in text.
Picture it — imagine that person, inches from another’s face. Screaming. Even spitting.
Before this week, I could nod along with this and remember many incidents on video of Conservatives and veterans getting harassed or otherwise mistreated — some of which led to physical attacks on them. And I could imagine how that might feel, to be placed in that situation.