Conventions around dead people are ridiculous. The world outlook is slightly improved with @AndrewBrietbart dead
That\’s just scumbag horrible. A despicable breach of good manners.
It\’s just fine to think that the world\’s a better place without a certain person or people in it. It\’s even just fine to say so. But there is this little convention that human beings have found very useful over the centuries.
We wait until the body\’s actually in the grave before pissing into it.
De mortuis nihil nisi bonum
This does not apply to all the dead. It applies only to the recently dead.
Various reasons can be given for this social observance. Allow the weeping widow a day or two at least to try and come to terms with her loss. A reminder that we\’re all headed that way perhaps and a little bit of solemnity about one who has preceded us is a good idea. I\’ve even heard it said that as hearing is the last of the human senses to fade the origin is that you don\’t want someone\’s last memories of this Earth as being \”well, I never liked that scumbag anyway\”.
But whatever the reason we really should wait until the body\’s cold and in the ground before dropping our pants and indulging in a willy waving contest over who can be most dismissive of that societal convention.