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  • 3WE
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    Originally posted by Evan View Post
    But air travel has never been safer, so no worries.
    That is of some significance.

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  • elaw
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    Originally posted by Evan View Post
    Well... that punitive nature is as old as civilization itself, but had been evolving into something more constructive, more humanistic and forgiving and sympathetic, something more about community and individual respect, more about remediation than punishment... until about the time the Moral Majority showed up, shortly after deregulation, on the cusp of the Reagan Era. From that point on it seems to be every man for himself and every penny hunted down without regard for the commonwealth, every corner cut with no sense of communal pride, and a general regression to punitive instincts as a way of coping with the horror of it all. The Enlightenment is a bell curve, as it turns out, with the American Constitution sitting somewhere near the top and 2018 clutching to the far slope, the place where democracy destroys itself and capitalism consumes itself.

    But air travel has never been safer, so no worries.
    https://local.theonion.com/warden-fi...e-n-1825529856

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  • Evan
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    Originally posted by ATLcrew View Post
    BRAVO to you. The big question is which came first...
    Well... that punitive nature is as old as civilization itself, but had been evolving into something more constructive, more humanistic and forgiving and sympathetic, something more about community and individual respect, more about remediation than punishment... until about the time the Moral Majority showed up, shortly after deregulation, on the cusp of the Reagan Era. From that point on it seems to be every man for himself and every penny hunted down without regard for the commonwealth, every corner cut with no sense of communal pride, and a general regression to punitive instincts as a way of coping with the horror of it all. The Enlightenment is a bell curve, as it turns out, with the American Constitution sitting somewhere near the top and 2018 clutching to the far slope, the place where democracy destroys itself and capitalism consumes itself.

    But air travel has never been safer, so no worries.

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  • 3WE
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    Originally posted by ATLcrew View Post
    BRAVO to you. The big question is which came first...
    Actually, I blame snotty, know-it-all MBA's and a bit too much trust in "outsider thinking".

    Of interest, might also be the decline in traditional religious values AND (DEAR GOD NO, I'm going to be non-PC) diversity in hiring practices.

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  • ATLcrew
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    Originally posted by Evan View Post
    The entire mentality is punitive. Just help them out...

    This is exactly what is wrong with a) the airline industry and b) society itself these days.
    BRAVO to you. The big question is which came first...

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