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themselves or another worker. The refusal must be reported to the employer or supervisor who
I'm sure there is similar in the USA.
Actually this happened a couple of years ago as I recall that time I believe it was a
flight out of Denver but I can't remember where to. So many people are afraid of
Muslims and they are hostile to them which does not make sense.
The Western values are touted as the best way in the world, yet so many feel so
inferior to those they do not understand. Discrimination and hatred are cousins
to the main problem Fear. If our way is superior or even equal why is it that so
many, have an inferiority complex?
the law equally and without favour.
When I read this article yesterday, it really upset me. Seeing someone use their position, a position of authority, to discriminate is abhorrent and, in my opinion, so contrary to what America stands for. Equality and freedom means just that. It does not mean equality and freedom for only those who meet the status quo. It's free, not free to be like me.
Will we ever reach a time when people are judged by the content of their character?
This pilot is a coward, using his official status to judge two people he doesn't know, who actually went through all security measures designed to prevent danger on board, and hid behind the "concern for the other passengers".
No where in any document does it say that one person is equal to another except in the eyes of the body that governs the nation. We are free to judge each other and express those judgments openly. You have a right to pursue happiness but nowhere does it say you have a right to be happy. If being treated poorly by people who have free opinions sucks, then get out of you pajamas, put some jeans on and try getting on the plane again.
If the pilot's *** wasn't covered by law several times over, I'd be all over this too.
I'm not suggesting that you wouldn't.
But aside from conceding and adhereing to law and order in society, another responsiblity in society, in my opinion, is to hold each others actions up to basic standards of ethics and morals. Now not all of us hold the same ethics and morals, granted, but when something occurs that is contrary to my own standards I think it's important to speak up about it, even if it's only on this forum.
I think the decision he made was morally and ethically wrong, it flies in the face of what I believe is fundamental to freedom and equality. It doesn't really matter to me whether it specifically states in the Charter or a US Amendment that manner of dress is or is not included.
And it smells to me like racism hiding behind legal authority, so I'm judging him on his actions. Which is more consideration than he gave the two individuals who were passengers on his plane.
I don't like it either, Profiing and right smashing personal opinion is something we all have to suck up. We're at war you know.
That's where I disagree.
One does not set aside their standards when they are at war. If anything, you hold it closer because times of conflict will have the tendency to bring out the worse in people, so we should be prepared to bring out the best as well, at a moments notice.