Criticism is a reality for those who dare to step up into leadership. Accusations fly from the opposition camp. The objective seems to be to discredit people who once held positions soon-to-be-vacant and seed the atmosphere with doubt over the next human to fill that gap.
This is true in our political season. There is precious little that is commendable when it comes to the ugly strategy of character assassination among the political pundits. The self-righteous judgmental disposition of those eager to influence the favored and disfavored is piled high ad nauseum and quite frankly wearies the soul of good people.
As accusations fly, innuendo multiplies and mud slings wildly, I imagine the hurt that falls on the souls of the innocent. The spouses, children, friends and honorable bystanders become victims of the vicious and dirty-minded. It is ugly.
The nature of an accuser is a filthy examination. Why do people find it necessary to throw dirt? What’s eating at their lives that drive them to hurt others?
When I was growing up, it was a bad thing to tattle on someone else. But, back then the shady character of the nosey and those flinging criticism about someone else was established. Today, the one who points the finger gets a pass or at least the benefit of the doubt that they are telling the truth.
I have looked into the shifting eyes of accusers. They are obsessed to justify their subtle violence. Most of the time they even attempt to fortify their dastardly deeds by playing the victim.
Then, I look into the eyes of the accused. There is hurt, helplessness and bewildered. Reason, logic and truth are elusive when the emotional drive of the accusers reveal their singular desire to inflict doubt, cause suspicion and raise questions.
Critics are not complicated. They are simply base beasts. The only truth represented in their lives is exaggeration.
Admittedly, they have a grip on some truth. But, it is not worth the damage that they often cause. It is called “piling on”.
Before long the truth is replaced by suspicion. The shocking allegations are a downer. Accusers don’t accomplish much with their lives that rival the pain that they impose on others.
Why people get off on being a negative influence as their greatest contribution to life is a mystery. The good thing is that true integrity is not the same as reputation. Politics, it is so frustrating!
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