America in 2020. People using forged (and mis-spelled) cards from a fictitious organisation to misrepresent legislation intended to protect disabled people so they can avoid showing a basic amount of courtesy to help protect others during a pandemic.
Not only is this bullshit ableist as hell, it would literally be easier just for these people to put a damn mask on their faces.
If you're in the US and someone hands you one of these, cut it in two and throw it in the trash.
@LexYeen An interesting name for it. Apt too. These people really do put themselves before anyone or anything else.
@LexYeen @InvaderXan "Toxic individuality" is a really good way to put it! I was just discussing this exact individual/collective thinking difference with a friend; we were both wondering how much Confucian teachings have influenced this thinking. And that definitions of family also differ across cultures - USian seems to be nuclear, while other cultures (incl Native American) take a wider view.
@bouncinglime @LexYeen Oh, interesting. Yes, I do wonder what cultural influences caused these things. Western culture has aggressively taken over the world, but it's so different to many other cultures.
I don't know so much about definitions of family across different cultures, but I'd imagine the variation must be considerable!
Expats, those who have left their home towns, travelers and freaks are especially welcome.