This article details something that I have been thinking about for a while, that the social contract of good manners has been trumped by law. I like the use of 1984, but throw a little Animal Farm in there…all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others…that’s the path we’ve been going down for 40+ years. The law that’s written to compensate for injustice in the past now further accuentuates the differences between people (to make up for past transgressions these people must be more equal now). Good manners treats everyone the same, and is enforced by the society it exists in, there are no monitary rewards. I can’t say I have all the answers, but we would be a lot further along if we started being polite.