Okay, I have a right to be protected from anyone who thinks they could throw any kind of missile at me, whether it be from a distance or close up; whether the missile be hard soft gelatinous or liquid. At the very least I would be shocked to be assaulted in this way. And oh yes….. in case it hasn’t hit home, such behaviour would be an assault.
If there was a police presence, who in all likelihood would have witnessed such an assault, I would expect at the very least, for the offender to be apprehended. If I wasn’t in that fortunate position, to have the benefit of a police presence, I would like to think that as a victim of an assault, my safety and my well-being would be cared about sufficiently for proper enquiries to ensue.
I am not interested in the personalities involved in what occurred this week, I am very concerned about the response from all quarters to the assault that took place.
In the media, a guy was brought on to talk about the ‘grand gestures’ in history, ‘A Dummies Guide’. How tame by comparison were the actions of the present day. The inference was that modern day gestures have room to be ratcheted up several notches in order to compete with our forebears. This can lead to places I would not like to see us go. How cavalier, how irresponsible. What sort of examples are being set and what sort of mentalities lie behind those facile choices of programming.
I am not interested in the performance league tables of history. I am interested in every effort being seen to be made, to maintain my freedom to move around unmolested and safely.