posted on May, 22 2017 @ 11:56 AM
It's not like they showed up to Commencement and suddenly found out that Pence was the speaker. I'm sure it was announced prior to the event. If they
didn't want to hear Pence then they could very well have just stayed home - saved Mom & Dad the expense of a trip to the old alma mater, saved on the
rental of the cap and gown, finished their finals and packed up and left long before the commencement activities...to get a jumpstart on their
vacations or summer jobs...or actual grown up gainful employment.
But NO, they wanted to show up, stand up, and walk out to make a statement. (And that's fine, perfectly legal, perfectly acceptable to protest in a
civil manner.) And they got their moment of fame, got shown on the national news. Oh boy. Woot. Woot.
But basically it made them look like @sshats.
This country is SO screwed up. Yeah, I get that you don't agree with me. Guess what? I don't agree with YOU, either. But I will listen politely, to
your opinion. You have a right to express it...if you do it politely, in a civil manner without wreaking havoc and burning cars in the street and
I have sat through countless meetings, speeches, classes, lectures...where I didn't necessarily agree with the speaker/teacher/lecturer. Sometimes I
was bored out of my mind. Sometimes I was irritated. Sometimes downright infuriated. But - oh my SURPRISE! SURPRISE! - occasionally I actually LEARNED
SOMETHING from someone I disagreed with. (I know...what's wrong with me, right??)
If we can no longer have civil discourse in this country (and that means an exchange of ideas, even if we don't necessarily AGREE with those ideas)
how the bloody H3LL are we going to ever sit down together and actually work out our problems and get anything done??? At present all we're doing is
being petulant, whiny and obstructionist. None of those things is CONSTRUCTIVE.
Makes me sad.