But do we really need to know what Kristen and Rob are doing in their private lives? That goes back to the common courtesy thing. You wouldn't want people you don't want to prying in your private love life with your boyfriend/husband, wouldn't you? As human beings, why should they expect anything different? Wanting people to know what's going on there is you two's choice, not the press or the media or anyone else.
It goes back to the golden rule--treat others they way you'd like to be treated. It seems, as Kyle/FPSRussia said in his video, that manners, the golden rule, and common courtesy has gone out the window for a lot of people, especially when money is on the line.
My mom used to buy me tabloid mags because they had photos of Cher in them, but she stopped after she bought me a few of them, because she realized the connection to her money and them selling their magazines.
I think that sometimes, a NASCAR-style "boys have at it" policy should be adopted against the paps and tabloid people. What do I mean by that? Do I mean that we should protest and retaliate against them the way that the Weather Underground tried to against the Fort Dix US Army base by attempting to nail bomb the base (and destroying the NYC townhouse where the bombs were being made in the process) or a similar attack that the IRA sucessfully made at Hyde Park and Regent's Park against officers and enlisted men in the British Army during parades and concerts? NO! Am I saying that we should initiate violent confrontations with them, like shooting them, stabbing them, and instiagting fights. Again, my answer, as much as some of these guys may deserve to have the crap knocked out of them, is no, unless they initiate the fight.
What I mean by retaliating against them is use their own tactics against them. Talk trash and smack against them and expose them for who they really are, if they get agressive, send them a polite but firm message that their behavior isn't tollerated. And if they get pushy, you have to be willing, if worse comes to worse, to push back and hold a line until the proper authorities can break it up. And that doesn't mean doing as someone apparently did today and initiate a fight when he tried to punch out Rupert Murdoch. If these guys throw the first punch, at least in my country, they're usually the guilty party, and the one who'll get into trouble.
It's all about rasing your voice enough to send a message, get your point across, and making the punishment fit the crime, nothing more, nothing less.
And you may think that I'm kinda militaristic about my view points or that I'm really conseravtive, and I'm diffenently a conservative when it comes to fiscal matters and, in my country at least, firearms laws and firearms owners' rights. But I'm socially liberal (and on many issues, once you get to know me, I can be very liberal) enough to know that violence only can bring more violence and with that, violence should be the last resort when all else fails.
Problem is, there's enough people who are stupid enough or ignorant enough to not understand that point. Change can be brought about peacefully, and you can send your message without hurting other people. As Kyle said in that video, my view point is that you're polite to people you don't really know (and really, how well do we really know Kristen and Rob, and the rest of the cast?), and it's only when people become totally unsufferable (like the paps) that it's time to send them a message to back off. How far they want to escalate it is in their hands, but some of the confrontations between fans and paps/tabloid people have nearly turned violent, and only by cooler heads prevailing, they didn't turn violent.
However, that being said, I'm not gonna feel very sorry for a pap or tabloid due who gets nailed a good one by a fan who his tactics rubbed the wrong way. I know that it may sound like an oxymorinc statement, but you just can't feel a ton sorry for someone who brings a lot of crap on himself whilest he knows that he's doing wrong.
Wheeeel, that was quite a rant by me. But I felt that I had to clear up some points and make how I feel known. I don't endorse violence against anyone unless all other options have been exhausted, no matter how deserving they may actually be, and I'm not against freedom of speech or freedom of press, but some things are best left unsaid, and are best not to be prodded for. But one day, these people are gonna have to realize that they've made their beds and will have to lay in them, because freedom of speech and press isn't free, and works both ways--they have the freedom to do what they do, and we have the freedom to call them out on it.
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