Thanks A Lot

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on March 31, 2010

There is a little video floating around on Facebook now. It shows a man, in a chair, with his adoring wife and daughter looking on. The man acts like his is driving (barefoot). Soon, an accident is imminent. His daughter (wearing pink wings) comes over, leans over his lap, and stretches her arms across his waist, seat belt fashion. The wife does the same thing, except she is the shoulder harness. Silver confetti flies all around, the man leans forward, and is stopped by his “seatbelt”.

PG is a long time user of seat belts, even before the nanny state told him it was the law. In 1974, he was rear ended, and would have slammed into the dashboard if not for his seat belt. It is a very good idea to use a seat belt, which is why chain pulling videos like this are not a good idea.

It is a law of human nature, the more often you are told to do something, the more likely it is that some people will not do it, just because. You still face the consequences of this misbehavior, but you go ahead and do it anyway. Or you wear the seatbelt (or the condom, or you just say no), but feel manipulated and spoken down to. At some point, you should let people old enough to drive act like adults.

Then there is the family values angle. PG, for better or worse, is single. There is no adoring, pink wing wearing daughter to make a seat belt for him. Is PG not a child of G-d, worthy of the love that all human beings are due? This attitude…that a single man is inferior… is on display constantly. It takes a lot of ignoring to get through the day sometimes, without manipulative videos, telling you what you already know.

The video is promoted on Facebook with this slogan:
How many people will watch before this is BANNED forever!?. There were three comments below the slogan, when this post was written.
Wow. That brought tears to my eyes. I will re-post with a short story…
But why would it be “banned” Bill? What’d I miss?

Got your attention, didn’t it…
(from the poster of the video).
Pictures from the ” Special Collections and Archives,Georgia State University Library”

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