Who Thinks To Say Such Things

This whole issue with Imus has me reeling. While everyone is focusing on the racial aspect of his statement, no one is really keying into the question of why anyone would think to say such a thing. How does someone formulate the thought of whores when speaking about some college basketball players? And not just any college - Rutgers! Where do they get the idea that it's funny? I have a pretty good sense of humor and love a good joke as much as the next person. But, this just isn't funny. What exactly did those young women do to deserve any disparaging comments?

It seems like people all over this country - people in leadership positions, as well as people in the public eye - say the most unbelievable things. And then they're surprised when others object to it.

Well, as I raise two young children, I have to ask - would I want my children saying these things? Would I want them treating other people with such unbelievable disrespect? The answer is a resounding NO!!!

While people in the public eye are scrutinized on a larger level, good manners should be practiced by everyone. Imagine how much better the world would be if we all kept our mouths shut when stupid comments came into our heads.

These kinds of comments are disparaging to the human spirit. They diminish us as feeling, thinking, caring beings. There's a reason mothers say 'If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all.'

How 'bout it folks? Let's teach the children of this world a better lesson. Let's show them how we can lift each other up by what we choose to share.

2 comments:

MUD said...

Yes, I think polite speech is one of the most important parts of being a successful person. Now, on the other hand I am not willing to give up one part of free speech to keep idiots like Don Imus from saying disparaging remarks. I don't think you are either. BTW, I have never heard one word said by Don Imus on his program and could care less if he has a program. I just hate the idea that our right to say stupid things could ever be taken away by the polite speech police. MUD

Diane said...

I agree wholeheartedly that our right to free speech should not be taken away. Having said that, when people do say stupid things they should realize that they may have to suffer the consequences.

Thanks for the comment. D