Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Trey Pennington RIP - Is niceness a virtue?
Sad story the other day about the death of Trey Pennington. While I never knew him, I guess he was somewhat of a star in the social networking community. He was in the process of divorce and he left behind six children.
From all accounts he was one of the nicest guys around. Part of being "nice" is being accommodating and non-offensive. And while such a trait can be appropriate in certain situations (such as at formal parties, etc) it is not a trait that is beneficial to the existence of Western Civilization. Somewhere along line, the people of the West were taught that being "nice" was a virtue. Yet such "niceness" can allow the enemies of civilization to destroy what he deem good. And we end up paralyzed from taking action for fear of not being called "Nice".
Obviously Pennington felt that he was a victim of an injustice. But instead of dealing with those responsible, he did the "nice" thing and turned the violence on himself. What a waste.