CDZ On behaving badly

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    On the short "Active Topics" list one finds at the right side of USMB pages, I saw the topic "Jason Priestley Claims to Have Punched Harvey Weinstein in the Face in 1995." For "grins" I read the linked article accompanying the OP of that thread. What I saw there, along with the narrative of the the OP was quite disappointing.

    No, I don't care that Priestley punched Weinstein; that he did is between them. What I care about is that, if one is to judge by the article author's remarks, the U.S. has descended even further into a character malaise whereby barroom brawlers are now lauded for their inability to exercise emotional restraint. To wit....

    From the article:
    Seriously? A young actor "feeling his oats" determined that being told to leave a party he wasn't hosting took to punching in the face the party's de facto host! What?!? Priestley punched someone over whether their having asked him to leave what was, for that moment, "their house?' Would it really have been too much to just leave as requested?

    As recounted by Priestley:
    Wow! An invitation to, away from the festivity of the party, resolve their differences was "all [Priestley] needed to hear to haul off an punch the man in the face! Really?​

    The details of the imbroglio transpired are what they are; however, as deplorable as punching someone in the face is, Priestley's doing so and why isn't the theme/topic of this thread. (If members care to discuss that, the linked thread in the first sentence of the OP is a fine place to do that.) What I read next in the Observer's article, what left me aghast is.

    Seriously? People, in Hollywood or elsewhere dream of punching in the face someone whom they detest? That's where our culture has landed? I had rather it not be, but maybe it is....

    For my part, I now will say that dreams of suckerpunching middle-aged men or women in attendance at social events takes little beyond unmitigated gall.


    Note to the "peanut gallery":
    I am not at all defending Weinstein. I'm deriding the pervasive mindset that applauds intemperance.​
     
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    Some people ONLY understand a punch in the face. Don't you know people?? You must be a very sheltered individual.
     
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    Too bad none of those women had the cojones to punch him in the face. I would have. Maybe I would have punched him right in the cojones! That would have dropped him to the floor quickly! Then you can make your escape from the rude disgusting bastard.
     
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    If you could internet punch people in the face, you can bet your ass that the people here wouldn't say half of the things they say (or type - whatevs). That is EXACTLY what some people need and ask for.
     
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    If it were a punch place, nobody would be here. Shoooo, not even any booze to lubricate the bar fight. Just name-calling and punching? No good.
     
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    There aren't people here you would like to punch? Come on! Be honest. :dunno: Besides that, a good punch in the face is a lesson learned. :D
     
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    We could just have like celebrity death matches or something.
     
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    If they called the Bull Ring the USMB Celebrity Death Match Ring, they would probably have a lot more participants.
     
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    Well, sure ---- I could just line up my Ignore list and knock them all down.

    Problem is, they are probably all bigger than me.
     
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    If some guy was trying to sexually assault me or one of my friends or a child or something, then he deserves even more than a punch in the face, if you ask me. Sure, I would hope that any man around who witnessed such a thing would punch him in the face too.

    Pasofists. Pfft. Pacifism is SO overrated and doesn't really work anyways. People are jerks and some of them need a good punch in the face, IMO.
     

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