So Steven Slater is now a hero among the service class? A passenger on the plane reported this recollection of his rant on the Jet Blue flight.
I didn’t take notes so the following is not exact, but a paraphrase: “F— you! F— all of you! I’m f—— through with this! I’VE HAD IT! I’ve been doing this for 28 f—— years and I can’t take it anymore. And for the f—– a—–who told me to f— off: f— you! That’s it! I’m done! F— you all!”
This loon came to this conclusion…
Overall, it got me to thinking: in a way it’s a shame things like this don’t happen more often. … Sometimes, in other words, people need to rip off their masks of social nicety and express feelings that are normal.
Hopefully there is a silent majority of us who remember that two wrongs don’t make a right.
Everybody was wrong in this case, but so far, I haven’t read any commentary that has anything but glowing praise for Steven Slater who totally lost control of a situation and exacerbated it by deploying a device that could have killed someone on the ground, leaped onto TSA controlled territory, tore through the airport, and drove home – all in a stage of rage!
People are setting up Facebook fan pages, raising money for his defense, supporting his actions. Most of the reaction is like this from FlyerTalk.com
If there was ever a time to contribute to a legal defense fund?
Where do I send my cheque or will FA, opps I mean Mr Slatter
accept PayPal. He may have been wrong but in our hearts
we know he was right
Hopefully as these initial signs of support from “poor, overworked” service sector dies down, others will come forward and remember: two wrongs don’t make a right.