Nicer Than The Alternatives

Is it rude to shun someone? To exercise your right of association?

I shun cops and would probably shun politicians if I ever had the opportunity. Especially state-level politicians. I would probably be flexible on more local levels, depending on how enthusiastic a dirtbag they happen to be. I’m willing to chalk up some bad behavior (archation) on their part to ignorance and brainwashing.

But it seems people around me believe it’s rude of me to shun cops.

I don’t think I’m rude to them– I simply ignore their existence in “social” situations. Isn’t that better than puking at the sight of them? Or making faces? Isn’t shunning more polite than flipping them off or shooting them?

It seems so to me. But I could be convinced otherwise.

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Kent McManigal

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