Lindsey Stone screams at dead soldiers, then goes back to work…taking care of disabled people at LIFE, a non-profit dedicated to helping people.
NBC reported, “To Lindsey’s surprise the picture went viral.”
To Lindsey’s surprise? Wait. Apparently Lindsey really isn’t smarter than a fifth grader!
After the picture of Lindsey flipping off dead, unknown soldiers went viral, Lindsey wrote:
“Whoa whoa whoa … wait.” This is just us, being the douchebags that we are, challenging authority in general. Much like the pic posted the night before, of me smoking right next to a no smoking sign. OBVIOUSLY we meant NO disrespect to people that serve or have served our country.”
Okay, at age 30, Stone does seem to have some vague awareness of what she is.
And by the time NBC showed up Lindsey had someone smarter (almost anyone) write an apology for distribution. It wasn’t factual of course, but it was released to NBC.
“We sincerely apologize for all the pain we have caused by posting the picture…We never meant to disrespect any of the people nation-wide who have served our country and defended our nation so valiantly.”
Am wondering if Lindsey could define “disrespect” or “valiant.”
Naturally, the apology isn’t remotely credible since Lindsey Stone and her friend were visiting Arlington National Cemetery specifically looking for new ways to demonstrate their ignorance and disrespect.
Two problems, mostly unaddressed
But what’s clear is Lindsey Stone’s behavior goes past her abysmal lack of education.
It’s Stone’s utter lack of regard for others that makes me nervous about her working anywhere where someone couldn’t address her cruel mindset.
One, partial solution
Separately, it would behoove our nation to return to teaching civics in all grade levels, citing of course, the Lindsey Stone example. An educated person is one who understands how and why our country was formed, how it works, as well why it’s important to exercise one’s right to vote.
But as for the compassion level….I would be very nervous if either Lindsey or her friend was within a country mile of any facility that caters to helping people who are not on a level playing field.
I dunno. Lindsey Stone reminds me of a woman who would go to Wal-Mart on Thanksgiving night and make fun of the other people standing in line, not noticing none of the people in line cared much about any of Wal-Mart’s thousands of employees.