the gap is growing. It's hard to envision the shape of it years hence. If users don't self-regulate, it will prove over-all to be a gross liability to an orderly society.
Nothing is improved by wild, untrammeled indulgence at the basest level of exchange. The language of the Republican Presidential nomination battle is an example. We are all degraded.
The video that went viral of a young woman misusing an Ontario handicapped parking spot was
over the top.
O.K. she was inconsiderate. She had a Tim Horton's drink in each hand. She hadn't ordered grilled sandwiches or toasted cinnamon raisin bagels with cream cheese that might have taken twenty minutes to prepare. She didn't have a car full of passengers waiting for his/her order.
She was hurrying back to the car to get on her way.
The punishment was severe. Licence plates in full focus and a display of fury that cost both drinks to be thrown at the accuser filming the video was extreme but perhaps not in disproportion.
While not sympathetic to her situation, it was uncomfortable viewing that video . Her's was an error of judgement . Who among us are not capable of it? Certainly the punishment was egregious no matter how you look at it.
By the level of criticism for being caught in flagrante delicto, I cannot imagine empathy from the critics for a person in need of a handicapped parking spot or anyone else for that matter.
The flood of foul language and vilification was beyond temperate and definitely outside the bounds of civil interaction.
That video has been an issue floating inside my cranium in need of venting.
The last couple of conferences I attended while in office, were national.
Municipal officials from all across the land came to hotels and conferences centers designed to host large numbers.
Ramps and elevators make them accessible for people using mobility devices.
But between sessions the elevators were fully occupied by people who had the option of escalators and ramps were jammed by people who could use stairs.
These were people responsible for measures to make public spaces accessible to all.
And without giving a thought to it, they themselves made them inaccessible.
It's the times we live in.
They do not improve.