It is a proven fact that children
mimic their parents actions. This is the learning
What kind of message is being taught to the children
of those that think it is ok to just say or do anything from the safety
of the desktop
, or inside the car (road rage).
The adults may think that it is quite funny
as the "satirical humor" rolls on. But do the children understand the difference between satire and meanness?
As for me, I was fortunate and was taught that it was wrong to expound negatively on a persons differences or failings for personal entertainment, instead I was taught to embrace peoples differences and to be tolerant of different views, for this is key to understanding and enjoying the richness and diversity of life among our species.
However, I was also taught to stand up against those that chose to take advantage of or otherwise demean a person simply because they were different or disadvantaged in some way, especially if the target of the attack was unable to defend themselves either by physical disability or lack of physical presence.
I have to wonder what lessons were taught by the parents to the children involved in the bullying deaths of some school children here in the states.
As for Reid, he is an adult and can stand up for himself, as can I. I worry very little about a negative comment thrown my way as I usually consider the source.
But the rabid foaming at the mouth that is on the SA site I find very little humor
in it. And I hope it does not come over here and infect this site.