I see that many use the therm of etiquette, confusing it with ethic,  as if it was the appropriate word for co mutual human respect. Mostly the same who assume that being nice is the only appropriate attitude in communication. Wonders what kind of intellectual debates are possible on such a confluent soil.

Etiquette means label in French, and the therm got used as concept how to behave appropriate towards an elite . It fits a certain superficial  narcissistic era to choose such hierarchical mannerism as base of human relationship.

Even in  a society where many limits their vocabulary to describe the other with such words like awesome or troll, a bit of culture might inform them that their overused word nice, comes from the Latin word nescius/ignorant.

Dividing into positive/negative concepts by repeating simplistic phrases is not creating a respectful situation for human communication, but neglect that those new dogmas can be used as new forms of territory bullying  by many who consider the challenge of their reality concept already as an offence.

Can we not question ourself about the true philosophical ethical value of what we assume as the right way?  Real respect towards our co human is natural to free human. To limit the minds to obedience of arbitrary convenient rules  is an insult to intelligence, creativity , engagement and compassion. It is a form of reductionist violence. It mistrust philosophically the human capacity to care for other human and their needs thoughtfully and the ability to solve problems  out of the own motivation for cooperation even in divergence, without rules imposed by authority structures, who s interests in  self determination can be questioned .

Historically we can associate this artificial well behaving obsession to each nouveau rich/petit bourgeois middle class attempt to flatter upwards and kick out critical voices challenging their uncultivated short sighted success concepts. The absurd ridicule of such attitudes is evident and has inspired many fine spirits over the century’s, their non respect of brain blocking  concepts is the base of our culture overcoming bigotry and despotism.

Not everybody welcomes a word based on calming pills , diluted thoughts and scissors in the head neglecting the real dehumanising and destruction out of sight for the comfort of flat mainstream agreement.

As we could observe in the last, democratic processes are about sharing openly ideas and arguments, not about controlling them down to please regimes in need of resigned citizen fearful of free speech.

A vivid democracy and culture requires engagement, not an absolutist  posturing confusing  affectations with ethical values.

A society who wrap’s herself in the privileged avoidance of conflicts, during the human rights gets neglect to provide such a lifestyle , is hypocritical . The shallow resonance of such therms like etiquette or political correctness points towards the cynical missing of real ethical structures organising life. Do we hear about an etiquette of those instrumenting the internet for business  profit or citizen control? Do we see political correctness increasing ecological awareness or social justice?

This disease confusing the packaging with the substance, is rampant and has created already a quiet generalised disastrous over adjusted  mentality.  During this… real rough life exists on earth !