Saturday, December 01, 2007

Behaviour We Expect And Deserve


Time's Clinton, originally uploaded by ddbsweasel.

Would Bill Clinton's parting gesture have got him killed? Maybe, if he were from the wrong community, and lived in Sydney.

In Sydney, we have the case of a brother who 'jokingly' gestured to his brother at a nightclub. The next evening, the brother who gave the gesture was killed, allegedly on the orders of a nightclub owner who felt the gesture was meant for him.

So what is worse? That two brothers get along by giving each other the bird? Or that the gesture can inspire an offended party to kill. I get it that one is an example of tolerance, but I refuse to accept the suggestion that the other is an example of zero tolerance.

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