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  •  Agree with the first part, not the 2nd (3+ / 0-)
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    I agree with you on the first, especially some of the other shows they have done with people posing as a P.I. and asking assistance in kidnapping a child.  this one seems less stressful, but i'm almost surprised that this show hasn't seen someone pull a gun or otherwise get violent with one of their actors.

    On the second, we certainly do have an idea what happened when the people go up and tell the manager how he should have discriminated more discreetly.  And the fact that only 3 people ever came to their defense is pitiful. Some may have been too shocked to say anything, but a whole lot more just go about their business thinking "that's just the way it is".  As the man once said, all it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.  And these people mostly did nothing.

    Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. ~William E. Gladstone, 1866

    by absdoggy on Tue Feb 08, 2011 at 09:13:29 AM PST

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    •  How do you know they did nothing? (0+ / 0-)

      If this happened in my view, I'd simply stop patronizing that business, because I'm wise enough to know that in the real world, speaking up against someone like this would not alter anything. It might make me feel good, but if a real person were as stupid and bigoted as the character caricature in ABC's little morality play, nothing I say is going to change him.

      And I certainly wouldn't presume that a deaf person needs to be "rescued" from this situation. They're deaf, not helpless. They have legal recourse. They weren't in any immediate danger.

      The only time I've ever intervened in anything was when someone was being assaulted, but I guess ABC can't stage something like that.

      Where are the jobs, Governor Walker???

      by Giles Goat Boy on Tue Feb 08, 2011 at 11:36:08 AM PST

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