1. Spitting on the sidewalk.One of his commenters observed that many of these could have been ripped straight from Tea Party-Republican-Limbaughian talking points. Considering how much progressivism is about social change, and conservatism is about the opposite, it's a profound insight.
2. Drunk driving.
4. Most indoor smoking.
5. Ethnic denigration.
6. Not cleaning up after your dog.
7. Not wearing seatbelts or bike/motorcycle helmets.
8. Coming back to work drunk after lunch.
9. Taking sexual advantage of workplace and classroom power.
10. Purchasing sexual services.
I imagined the right-wing list would be things that are not now acceptable because of wimpy political correctness, and that should be acceptable again.
It made the list a little easier:
- Treating women as mere sex objects.
- Defining masculinity by how “tough” a man is.
- Acknowledging that there are many valuable non-European cultures in America.
- Treating gays as decent human beings.
- Accepting that atheists or non-believers, or God-forbid… Muslims(!), can be moral, decent people.
- Caring for and respecting the environment.
- Recognizing that foreign citizens have human rights.
- Making accommodations for the disabled.
- Acknowledging that might does not make right, and that expressing one’s feelings is often the clearest path to peace.
- The idea of the unconscious.
- The concept that tradition isn’t an argument by itself.