It was a very unlikely source who pointed out to me that only a mean person would say, or sport a bumper sticker that reads, “mean people suck,” because you’d have to be mean to say someone else sucks.
I’d never thought of that before, and I’ve never heard anyone make that observation since then.
But I was reminded of it when I heard Donald Trump in an interview refer to Ted Cruz as, “a liar,” “nasty,” “wacky,” and “a jerk.”
Now, I don’t care what Trump calls Cruz or anyone else, but I wonder how many of Trump’s supporters heard this and were excited by it, because it seems to me only a nasty jerk would say any of those things.
I fear for the decline in decorum in society today.