As diplomatically as possible, Mrs. Obama made it quite clear to the out of order audience member- that it was not the time nor the place to disrespectfully present the matter for which the protestor had issue.
The audience ‘supported’ Mrs. Obama and rallied to silence the disrespectful fundraiser attendant.
However, based on the reception of the protestors approach, it speaks to the ORDER that apparently seems to still hold weight in our culture. There is a time and a place for everything. Given the seeming escalated anarchist climate seen within recent days it is evident that the ‘group think’ mentality sided with honoring our first lady rather than siding with ‘inappropriate protest’. The issue being defended was muted by the ‘displaced’ action of the single protestor.
One invariably has the right to express themselves in any manner they deem fit, as supported by the Constitution. However the unwritten rule is that there must still be a level of decorum in any environ but especially and particularly to those who have earned a level of respect befitting APPROPRIATE exchange. The same can be said for the elder members of our culture and for those who have toiled beyond their years.
How does our culture determine to whom they honor? Are certain cultures LESS inclined to respect others than other cultures? If so, delinating the reasons is an exercise in exploring ancestorial values and mores passed down from generation to generation. Those behaviors and mentalities were ingrained to display a level of dominance or societal order.
As individuals approach NEW values, mores and societal rules-it will be necessary to modify past concepts to survive. It will be necessary to hold onto the good things that the past represented as well. Finding the middle ground may be a mass cultural shock but one that must occur, to ensure healthy and balanced co-existance.