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humanodon  ·  2957 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I am a vigilante

I think that vandalism is a valid concern and it also leaves the vandal open to punishment as the sticker is evidence of "wrongdoing."

I do however like the shock value of a sticker. It's a bit reminiscent of The Scarlet Letter though.

ErisHeiress  ·  2957 days ago  ·  link  ·  

As another commenter posted out above, some folk just aren't receptive to polite requests not to be an asshole. In these cases, I fully endorse public shaming.

humanodon  ·  2957 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Who's to say that public shaming will work? There are assholes who would wear that sticker with pride.

ErisHeiress  ·  2957 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Who said it would work? I just think unrepentant assholes deserve to be publicly shamed.

wilson  ·  2956 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I don't think we're dealing with unrepentant assholes here. We're dealing with inconsiderate idiots. "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity." I know I've hurt people out of stupidity my share of times.

St. Bernard of Clairvaux once said the the cardinal virtues are "humility, humility, and humility." When we see bad things in the world, we should try to correct them, but we shouldn't automatically assume that the people doing the bad things are always bad people. That is, unless we're all bad people too?

humanodon  ·  2957 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Good for you.