What is happening in the world these days? We have a US ‘President’ who spews out messages of hate and other world leaders and dictators who are increasingly sabre-rattling.
OK that is nothing new, but now we have social media where it seems that anything goes and any public figure is fair game, justifiable because they ‘put themselves out there’ apparently, so must take what comes.
The venom extends to the innocent too.
Reluctantly I’m coming to the conclusion that this is in fact a true reflection of certain human nature, hitherto hidden and not given power of expression. Surely not? Yet looking back through history there have been clues to this before. The witch trials, the French Revolution, the outing of Jews by neighbours in Nazi Germany, and similar in the Balkans War.
I find this very disquieting, disturbing and distressing as I liked to think that human nature is basically good, kind and caring.
Now I’m not so sure.