Subject: The subject of William F. Buckley Jr. Buckley argues that Americans would rather accept inconveniences such as sitting in miserable heat on a train, having to ask a waitress multiple times for a glass of milk, and not having your lunch tray collected while on a plane. Occasion: Buckley writes his piece as a result of constantly finding himself accepting the inconveniences of life that could be easily fixed if he were to just speak up. He notices himself sitting through an entire movie where the picture is out of focus, constantly annoyed by this but hoping someone else would complain rather than speaking up himself.
A Response to William F. According to William F. Through out the essay, Buckley gives three reasons why he believes that the American people do not complain. I think that American people do not complain in situations where a complaint is needed. The first theory that he stated is that everyone expects someone else to complain One of the worst ways to solve a dilemma is to expect someone else to do it prior to you.