We are living under a tyranny of the minority in the United States today. Gays are barely two percent of the country, yet they are able to get TV stars suspended if even only for a few weeks just because they claim he is “homophobic.” And now, in Minnesota, a woman that has made cookies for school kids for 15 years has been told to stop because one person complained.
One person. One jerk of a person. One cowardly, anonymous, jerk of a person.
A Minnesota mom started the habit of baking cookies for kids at a local bus stop because she wanted to thank the bus driver for driving her kiddos to school. But she thought it wouldn’t be neighborly to give the bus driver cookies but not the kids on the bus. So, she made enough for the whole bunch of ‘em.
The mom, Anne Tabat, said she did it to try and reach out to neighbors and be friendly.
“I didn’t live in the suburbs until I turned 40,” she said to Minnesota Public Radio. “Look at the way these houses are designed here. They’re not designed with a friendly neighborliness community in mind. I haven’t been in most of the houses in my neighborhood. People live such busy lives; you don’t talk to your neighbors, you don’t know your neighbors.”
So, she kept it up for 15 years much to everyone’s appreciation.
Well, not everyone, apparently.
After 15 years one person complained to the school and the school made her stop baking the cookies.
“I think it’s somebody who just didn’t bother to get to know me and I think that’s what the sin is here,” Tabat said.
This story is illustrative of a particular failure in the US today. It is, as I mentioned, an example of a tyranny of the minority, a situation where one measly complaint can end the enjoyment of dozens, hundreds, even millions of people.
This is a practice bred of hate and ignorance, not of “rights.”
It is the result of people in this country no longer making even the slightest attempt to put themselves in the shoes of others. It is the result of an arrogant assumption that one person’s desires and enjoyment should supersede everyone else’s.
In decades past one person wouldn’t dream of discomfiting an entire community just because they didn’t like something. But now there is no such consideration. Now everyone imagines that what they want is more important than anyone else’s interests, needs or desires.
We are definitely living in a tyranny of the minority in America today.