Brutality With A Smile

Dear Editor:

With the rise of the Far-Right and the Radical-Right, we not only have been experiencing the growth of “Survival-of-the-Fittest” Social Darwinist ideology in today’s national Republican Party featuring their desire not only to cut and reduce spending on all of the federal government social programs (Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Food Stamps, and College Student Loans), but we also get their growing cold-hearted desire to abolish all of them.

And along with this, we get what Alfred Hitchcock referred to as “Brutality With A Smile.”
An example of this was when Presidential candidate Donald Trump, during a televised Republican debate, literally mocked, made fun of, insulted, and humiliated candidate Carly Fiorina by shouting “Look at that face!”

I still find it hard to believe that any human being could have been so cruel, sadistic, and abusive as to humiliate another human being like that, especially an accomplished woman who has lost a child to drug addiction and who has had to experience having a double mastectomy. This woman has suffered greatly in life, and did not deserve to be abused and publicly humiliated like that.

But ultimately we are all held accountable and will be held accountable for how we have treated others in life, and that includes a right-wing, serial spouse-cheater, and dirtbag like Trump.

Stewart B Epstein