I reflected on my own personal, as well as social, "Blue Meanies" I realized that for me the trouble may stem from my want/need to be treated equal-liked-accepted or at least tolerated by my fellow human beings.
Of course, I must do the same for my own self as well as others. Sometimes we need a slap upside the head but I take it as a given that usually this is not what we ourselves desire to occur to us. A soft answer, someone not being cowed before us, and ignoring of our ignorance is quite powerful at the time or later upon reflection for the offender.
I must admit that I actually do not want to be equal with, liked by, accepted by the "Blue Meanies" in the world (those who cannot hear the music of the spheres, who refrain from the rhythm of Life). I am free to not take their own trouble on my own shoulders.
That is something I can recall within the moment of my own bad acting, so I: a) do not respond in kind to the Blue Meanies, b) when I find myself in the middle of being a Blue Meanie to others. I do not want to emulate those who bring trouble, persecution, ostracization, and prejudice into the lives of others, whether they are a close relation or a distant national leader.
So dealing with people the way they are, rather than how I want them to be, is not only realistic but is also the moment I can be as stable, creative, and self-assured. And this applies to good times or bad moments. Perhaps if we are thusly equipped so "bullet-proof" the snipers may begin to put away their guns, and the snarky trend may slip further into the shadows.
in the words of Marian Anderson:
"Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes Man inhuman."
Ciao for now,