7 thoughts on “Comment Of The Day: “Sick-Bed Ethics Warm-Up, 11/14/18: Ethics Among the Sneezes” (Item #6)”
I think they’re mostly white guys or white Hispanics so they must be Nazi’s right?
Here’s another stat: Over 2 mil have commented on the first two photos posted on YouTube. Most of the comments are from teens, and none of them that I could find even pretend to discuss any “ism.” Most of them don’t even bother to dismiss the raised arms (except as a “joke”) but go straight to digging at the media, way-out-of-the-loop classmates (and most adults) for thinking they were sooo clever to catch the “white power sign” in the front row that turns out to be part of a punching game. Hardee-har-har: if I catch you looking at that circle I’m making with my fingers, — aka “necking” — I get to punch you in the bicep. Then you get to “brush it off” – and then we’re even and can start all over again.
Was this not 2nd grade?
Regardless of the photographer’s instructions, the group at the upper left (stage right), at least seven of them, know exactly what they were doing and had practiced it … you don’t get that kind of 1st-time precision otherwise. The picture, taken informally in front of the town hall for best effect, had been scheduled for family and friend attendance. Everyone was taking pictures (let’s call them “themsies” = selfies taken by one’s loved ones) by the dozens, which would naturally include a few by buddies in the know just waiting for the salute or the purposeful circle meme – just like the placement of mister-red-tie in the middle was meant for the parents.
p.p.s. For those, like myself, who aren’t up on on teen cant (or the lastest business slang, for that matter): the red tie is “a reaffirmation of strength, authority and dominance within the professional world.”
Jack would wear one.
I’m still catching up on Comments of the Day, and they won’t be arriving in strict chronological order. This one comes from Tim LeVier, one of the three longest-running commenters on my two ethics websites, the now off-line (but soon returning) Ethics Scoreboard and Ethics Alarms. Tim was bringing some perspective to the infamous Baraboo High School photo, used by various commentators and pundits to further all sorts of agendas while creating a perhaps permanent stain on the reputations of the participants.
Here is his Comment of the Day on Item #6 in the post, Sick-Bed Ethics Warm-Up, 11/14/18: Ethics Among the Sneezes: