Growing up, I was well-versed in ‘cause and effect’. I hit my sister and CAUSED her to cry, punishment was quickly put into effect. Wasn’t raised in a generation when one had a victim card up one’s sleeve.
Earlier in the week, a Hollywood actress/comedian left decency behind in a failed effort to either make a statement or be funny. She made a statement but she sure wasn’t funny. She took a slam at President Trump and then got backlash from President Trump and his family. It wasn’t a mean retort but a deserved one as the family pulled together to let this person know that actions have consequences and when you try to hurt one person in a family, you could very well hear from the rest of the family.
An apology of sorts was forthcoming but it brought back a popular mind set of ‘do it first and apologize later’, a way to get the best of both worlds.
Today, the woman who initiated the cause that gifted her with the effect of someone fighting back, called a press conference to tell the world that President Trump and his family have ruined her career. I’m thinking that a couple of days ago, this person was the very last thing on any Trump mind . . . until she thought it would be fun to post a picture of her waving around a decapitated, bloody head of the president. I don’t think the Trump family was looking for a excuse for bullying her but that she laid the groundwork for a strong response and then cries foul.
A sad side effect was President Trump’s eleven-year old son seeing this awful picture on television and thinking it was actually his father. Many people found this reprehensible for someone to post something that could effect younger children who don’t understand, as some liberals put it, the fine-line of edgy humor.