“A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot...”
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."
tyllwin: and someone ripped the phone out of my hands and threw it across the theater, that would be cause for a /brawl/, not just a slap in the face.
Not to be sexist, but most women are seldom going to jump right in to a brawl with a strange man. I wonder if Williamson would have pulled this stunt on someone 6'2" and 250 lbs. And I wonder how much Williamson relied on being wealthy and white to know that the cops weren't going to beat the crap out of him for it.
This woman was not taking calls. She was using her smartphone silently. Apparently, the glow of it made this broheim go HULK RAGE.
In fact, it's one of the most preferred initial forms of domestic and intimate partner violence - grabbing things and smashing them. It has the side effect of making an immediately visceral point about how strong the destroyer is, how angry they are, how likely they are to destroy things, and how the victim could quite easily be next.
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