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Old 10.11.2016, 15:03
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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Trump's signal that it's fine to mock disabled people in such a juvenile manner for no other reason than to score a point at the podium is something that is now very much OK in today's society.

In my day, doing that in school assembly would probably have got you a detention and 100 lines. Today, post-Trump, it would score a win for the school debating society. Go figure.
Bullying and obnoxiousness ("telling it like it is") seems to be admired these days. Perhaps this has come about since these contest/humiliation shows became popular, like The Weakest Link, Big Brother, eating grubs in the jungle, etc. Or could it also be because of a decline in empathy through Internet use and the kind of communication encouraged by social media? Twitter must be great for throwing insults. They're usually short and you don't even need to see the person.
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