"If you don't like it, don't watch it"?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Thik Nongyow, Aug 28, 2002.

  1. Thik Nongyow

    Thik Nongyow Stunt Coordinator

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    Many of us like to to moan and complain on almost anything, but had any of us been told this: "If you don't like it, don't watch it. You are not forced to watch or like it. Go somewhere else if it feel uncomfortable to you."?

    Whether we complain about television, movies, etc. how should we reply to the above statement to something that we can simply not watch or ignore?
     
  2. Cam S

    Cam S Screenwriter

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    Too shut-up and let the other poeple enjoy whatever it is. I hate it when poeple moan and groan about a movie, show, song that they don't like, but other poeple present do, and it really pisses me off that they have to verbally express their hatred for whatever it might be.
     
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    Is a person's right to express dissatisfaction equal to a person's right to express satisfaction? Or, as is being suggested by many now, should you keep both to yourself?
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  4. Danny R

    Danny R Supporting Actor

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    Simply reply that you have an equal right to complain and try to influence events to your satisfaction.

    Everyone has the right to complain about things they don't like. However expecting ACTION is a different story, because unless the display in question violates the law, the presenters have an equal right to display it.

    Your rights are only infringed when you lose the ability to A) voice your displeasure, or B) avoid the display.

    The rights of expressing satisfaction or displeasure are equal, so long as one does not interfere with the other. The protester who actually stands up in the middle of a performance can be escorted out, because their display is inhibiting the performance. They have to limit their protest to picketing outside for instance. Likewise the exhibitionist can flash themselves all they want in appropriate venues, but can't do so on the public street because then the bystanders can't avoid the display.
     

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