When I was a freshman in high school, I had the opportunity to take Psychology 101, which rocked my world. Finally, I was able to make sense out of the behavior of more than a few people that simply boggled my mind.
The lack of accountability, morals, truth, and simple kindness, was a lack that actually troubled me in my day to day high school existence. I simply did not understand it.
As is the case with most perplexing thoughts, education shed light on the situation.
Today, I'm no longer bothered by the "lack" of the common people, because it is a given, but I am bothered by this "lack" in our President and his administration, which is literally in our faces every single day - and it is NOT acceptable.
I expect better.
We deserve better.
Surely I am not the only one who is tired of the constant scapegoating exhibited daily by any and everyone associated with the Trump administration.
Matter of fact, scapegoating may be one of the few things that these people are really good at.
Sooner or later though, each of them will be held accountable for what they say / said, and what they do / did.
The free press will see to it.
As Frank Lockwood from the Democrat-Gazette queried Sarah Huckaby Sanders:
“At what point is the president going to put Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, Bill Clinton in the rear-view mirror?” he asked. “He won the election.” Washingtonpost.com/
Indeed. The next time you want to point the finger, look in the mirror and look at your watch.
Live in the present, and plan for a better future - PLEASE.
If you're not familiar with the practice of scapegoating, here are a few definitions:
- According to the Old Testament, on the Day of Atonement, a priest would confess all the sins of the Israelites over the head of a goat and then drive it into the wilderness, symbolically bearing their sins away. www.dictionary.com/browse/scapegoat
- Scapegoating. Description: Unfairly blaming an unpopular person or group of people for a problem or a person or group that is an easy target for such blame. https://www.logicallyfallacious.com/tools/lp/Bo/LogicalFallacies/158/Scapegoating
- When a person is being scapegoated, he or she is usually the target of blame for something he or she is not responsible for. http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/psychpedia/scapegoat