Expressing political viewpoints has reached a radioactive level of indecency and the extended families of public figures, including toddlers, are subject to attacks in real life and social media.
December 22, 2016 was a shameful idea for society, with the everlasting ripples of hatred and intolerance reaching every corner of the nation. A gay couple overcome with unhealthy levels of vitriol towards the Trump administration heard through the progressive stalking and harassment coalition grapevine that Ivanka Trump was boarding a flight, proceeded to purchase tickets on that said flight, and then the toxic and ugly fireworks show began.
Thanks to social networking, which is arguably and ominously on of the most lucrative and damaging innovations in history, both tirades of secular idealism were forever posted in differing forms and are accessible for eternity. The husband of the protagonist on the dubious Ivanka flight, tweeted a play-by-play account as the entire drama unfolded, including a troubling premeditated proclamation that the couple intended to harass Trump. Can there be a cold-blooded definition which applies to pathological a-holes, as the New York college professor and his partner clearly displayed with their despicable behavior? Something along the lines of “premeditated prick”?
The plight represented by the anti-gentlemen actually brings some interesting points to light. With the amount of lunatics lurking within in the confines of the US borders, and individuals willing to spend time and money in booking airfare to simply make a political statement, what does this say about the overall state of mental health throughout the country? Even the most hardline conservatives and liberals can agree the detriment created by the swarm of nutjobs cannot be prevented, and people and not objects are the underlying cause of harm. In a free society anything is possible before the brick wall of consequences crashes with the choices facilitated by free will.
Armed with the knowledge that folks such as the activist flying couple manage to exist, the sane individual is wary of the possibility that the troubling behavior could escalate to physical violence or worse. Ironically, with the magnitude of responsible gun owners operating within the rules of law, does the knowledge that people are regularly carrying firearms deter psychos from unabashedly and shamelessly overrunning the streets and neighborhoods with pitchforks and torches in a perpetual protest and orgy of destruction? As the left continues to demand various forms of gun control, the wise solution would be to simply learn to look in a mirror, instead of eliciting fear and hysteria in the vilifying of an effective tool of self-defense.
Finally, where was the women’s movement in the wake of the unsavory incident? Does Ivanka not fall under the category of being a woman, or does the family name mark her with a red X and unleash a duo of maladjusted misogynists to act with malice at her expense? Does the fact that her antagonists are homosexual somehow redefine social morays and the acceptable behavior in the presence of women and children? Quite possibly within the minds of the disturbed the line has been recalibrated on who gets evacuated from the sinking and burning ship first. It is baffling that the special interests are allowed to supersede the majority in sparking a troubling firestorm of increased alcohol and prescription drug use, while creating a pecking order that constantly changes and is based on trendiness rather than sensibility. The shocking lack of empathy and compassion conducive to an insidious agenda, only exacerbates the glaring malaise generated by impudence and civil unrest.
The conundrum surrounding an insane person is that they do not realize they are crazy, and when they do, usually it is too late. Fortunately, the husband and professor were not as eagerly diabolical as Hinckley, or the subsequent conversation and debate would have been impossible, as the nation would have been dealt a real tragedy.
It’s time for both sides to reach a consensus and limit the degradation caused by unchecked idealism and the cavalcade of mental health afflictions threatening to shred the founding tapestry of this great republic.