In wake of the Gizmodo thing from CES, I keep seeing comments saying “They just should have secured their IR ports. It’s a security lesson.”
Well, know what? When I walk up to you on the street and slap your teeth out of your head, and then kick you in the stomach hard with my steel-toe boots, and then piss on your wounds…well, fuck you, because you should have had bodyguards. It’s a security lesson, asshole.
Civilization exists on the reasonable assumption that most people will not actively act like douchebags. Be knowing and cynical here if you want, but you’re actually neither, because this is generally the case. Nobody else at CES went around turning off presentations with a TV-B-Gone. Just this prick from Gizmodo. And then the stupid bastard went and mouthed off about it on his blog. And they kicked him out, rightly so.
I wish these dudes would take responsibility for being idiots.
“Civilization exists on the reasonable assumption that most people will not actively act like douchebags.”
Look at the world, Josh. Darfur, global warming, the Middle East, the streets of every American city. The option of being douchebags is always open, and I would say that more and more people are going that route these days. If the pillars of civilization itself rest on people’s forbearance on that score, I’m afraid that what you call civilization is fast becoming an illusion.
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