Monday, February 03, 2014

Perverts With Principles

“The Sin of Nora Moran” is one of my favorite films from the 1930’s. Without giving too much away, it’s a timeless tale about how reputations and lives are ruined while the real (and far more interesting) story goes untold.

You can’t open Facebook or any Hollywood or even News site today without seeing somebody being shamed for something. And my reaction is always the same. “Can’t we leave this to the people intimately involved”?

Because, to be completely honest, we’ve all got things we’d prefer remained private. And all that you can fully know about any relationship, be it personal, business or otherwise, is one half of the one you’re in.

But the haters and shamers and busybodies of the Internet still insist on fermenting daily outrage.

Once upon a time, I used to try to correct those with axes to grind or who reposted items had long ago relegated to their archives. But now I just accept that these people have pointless lives or function on a level that has no mature understanding of the real world.

Apparently, Bill Maher and I are in agreement. Here’s a masterfully done and oh-so-timely editorial from Friday night’s “Real Time With Bill Maher”.

Some of you really need to take it to heart.

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