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Brava Greta Thunberg!

Dealing with bullies is, unfortunately, a part of life. The question is, how do we respond? Do we shrink in fear or do we throw it back in the face of the bully?

Every December, Time Magazine announces who their “Person of the Year” is. This is usually someone who is noteworthy or is working to improve our world. This year, the person of the year is Greta Thunberg.

The adult thing to do would be to first congratulate her and then perhaps emulate this bold and unapologetic young lady. But you know who took the usual Twitter temper tantrum because someone else was in the spotlight.

We all know that you know is a bully. His tweet was as follows:

 “Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!”

Her response was pure perfection. Her bio on her own Twitter feed has been updated to the following:

 “A teenager working on her anger management problem. Currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend.”

Seeing that their potential victim gave it back to them, most bullies would have given up. But you know who is not the average bully. Someone in the Presidential campaign photoshopped you know who’s head on Miss Thunberg’s body.

One of the truths of life that we all learn as we get older is that we can’t always win. However, we can be mature about the loss and let someone else step into the spotlight. But as we have learned over the past three years, that if nothing else, you know who has the maturity of a four-year-old.

G-d help this country if he wins another term.

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Too Late

Imagine if you will, that you are walking by a lake. For the hec of it, you throw a nearby stone in the lake and watch the ripples become larger and larger.

Hate and prejudice are the same way. The ripples become larger and larger and the hateful lies become truth, even when they aren’t.

Several years ago, Time Magazine reported that the IDF was using the organs of slain Palestinians. They have since retracted the story.

The problem is that some many consider it to be the truth, even when it is not the truth. The other problem is that whomever is responsible for fact checking stories before they are published did not their job properly, which adds to the lies and fuels the fire of hatred and murder.

It is too late for a retraction. The story is out there. It will only cause more bloodshed and destruction. I can only hope that the press will check the facts before deciding that piece ready to be published.

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