|The Declarer (Floyd McWilliams' Blog)|
Friday, March 07, 2003
more research, they would have found out that the person was ejected because he was stopping and bothering other shoppers.
Even considering all the facts you may say that the mall's actions were improper. But consider this: If I went into a restaurant and started prosyletizing diners, how long would it be before I was ejected? One minute? Two?
Greg Beato had the silliest commentary on the affair:
Faux moral equivalence between dictatorships and the US has a long and disgraceful history. Twenty years ago it was "The Soviets had concentration camps? Well, we had unemployment." For Beato the motivation is not pro-Hussein sympathies or even anti-Americanism. He's just addicted to a sneering outlook on life and denies that anything has meaning. He should try to take one thing seriously per day, for maybe five minutes, and then extend that time as he builds up stamina.