The best move for popularity these days is to jump on the “hate Trump” bandwagon along with anyone connected to him or his team.
We have all of Hollywood turning every award show or talk show to a non-comedic hate fest on the President. It has made it impossible to enjoy the shows that used to be entertaining, and most people have simply stopped watching them.
Those who enjoy privilege, wealth and the limelight are very hateful, mean-spirited and abusive of the country that allowed them such glory and riches.
US Olympic Skier Lindsay Vonn was asked her opinion (she says) about how she feels about representing the USA in the Olympics. She made some snarky remarks about not wanting to represent the President.
Unfortunately for her, God hates ugly and karma is a real B. She later experienced a back injury that may or may not affect her performance in the 2018 Winter Olympics. After sitting out 2014 Olympics due to a knee injury, time could be running out for her as athletes do have a limited shelf life.
Then there is the “feminist” Chelsea Handler and her vicious attack on Sarah Huckabee Sanders. This is the biggest problem among women. They do not support each other as much as they should, preferring to rip each other up verbally and sit in judgement for another’s appearance. She was extremely ugly in her comments about the White House Press secretary’s style of dress and make up, as well as other nasty remarks that involved words that describe loose women. All of which was untrue and uncalled for on the courageous woman who has the temerity to face down the biased and hostile press on a daily basis. She should be admired for her handling of the ridiculous and acting-out of supposed adults.
Handler is the one who said she couldn’t interview Melania Trump because she barely speaks English.
Of course, the fact that the First Lady speaks several languages and Handler can only curse her way through English didn’t cross her mind as she rushed to join in on the bloodletting.
Handler most likely is, as Gov. Huckabee mentioned in his address to her verbal ugliness, jealous of his daughter as she is a more balanced, happy person.
It is a shame that those in the public eye feel that this type of behavior is acceptable.
Then there is the issue of the UCLA players who were arrested for shoplifting in China. Liangelo Ball has come forward with the fact that the college made him thank President Trump even though he didn’t want to do so.
I guess he would prefer rotting in a Chinese jail for ten years. Of course, he says he wouldn’t have taken things during the incident if his classmates hadn’t done it first.
What a leader he will NOT make. His father’s account of “letting his son make the decision for himself,” on thanking Trump shows where his lack of gratitude and humility originates.
What is sweeping the nation is a severe lack of any kind of manners, unless you count bad manners and tactlessness.
Emily Post said, “Good manners reflect something from the inside – an innate sense of consideration for others and respect for self.”
Many people today demand respect, care, and GREAT consideration of their feelings.
In fact, feelings are running the interaction between people on every level, yet these who demand safe space, and abhor “micro aggression,” cannot be civil to their fellow man.
It is a sad state of affairs and unless it is somehow turned around, the world will continue to become a very ugly place.
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