Well I think there might be enough people on here interested so we might have a lively discourse on the subject. I will start with a couple of thoughts that started this. All view points are welcome just be prepared to defend your opinions with reason and facts. Lets keep it respectful and lets not get butthurt folks:thumbsup:
I'm glad the judge did that. Her response is what our society has become - one of no respect for anyone. I became a teacher when I retired from the air force (my wife and I are now both retired teachers) and the first thing I learned from my wife is that every child is a victim! A victim of what? You'll find out when the mother gets here. And scenes like this video don't surprise me one bit because those same "victims" have now grown up.
To your point Throck I think it has a lot to do with society setting up a system that allows people to never grow up. The issue is a lot of people today never ever do. I see it in people all the time. They don't and will not read up and educate themselves on issues. Even "adults" with good jobs and careers. "I don't have time for that" On issues of science/religion/politics etc. People today operate in large part on emotion fueled by media on both sides of any issue using slanted reporting to reinforce whatever emotional stance they take. I find it nut but I know a lawyer who is a bigot. He has no room for any opposing views. He will discuss with you but he will never waver from his party is right and the opposing party is wrong and responsible for all the ills. EVER.
This is intellectually unreal. If you have the ability to use critical thinking and are objective not subjective you can not arrive at such a lopsided view on most any issue. I see it a lot. I am a big KC Chiefs fan and spend time reading up on the NFL. Many many people spend a lot more time on sports in general. But they still "don't have time" to become responsible informed adults. You have to ask yourself how did we get to this point? You can bet your but that our parents and grandparents who lived through the Great depression did not have time for such childish luxuries. They were to busy trying to feed and cloth America.