Ahhh, the Pointy Finger. Cattle never seem to accept responsibility for their failures and imperfections and that’s where the pointy finger comes into play.
In that one motion we can quickly attempt to justify, objectify and rationalize the reasons behind why an event has or has not happened. It can be ever so subtle or extremely blatant. A quick motion or a methodical action meant to alert others of an imperfection, shortcoming or foible. Of course, those actions to point out the many limitations are always meant towards someone other than ourselves.
It can be meant as a joke or as serious as a North Korean missile launch, but no matter the meaning behind it, the pointing of a finger can be so much fun and equally pathetic.
World leaders point fingers at other world leaders. Men point fingers at women and women point fingers at men. Children point fingers at parents and parents point fingers at children. Judges point fingers at culprits, culprits point fingers at victims and victims point fingers at everyone else.
The pointy finger has been a staple of humanity since Adam and Eve were confronted by God in the Garden; “It was the serpent…” , “THIS woman that YOU gave me…”
Ever since then people have been pointing fingers at everyone and anyone and it’s pathetic and it needs to stop.
Quite pathetically, I took note of the fact that pointy fingers seems to be an acceptable trait of U.S. President Ba-Rock Obama, and he’s been doing it for the past eight years in office.
His first term in office was all about pointy fingers at the previous administration.
During his second term’s first three years it was pointy fingers at Congress…which, pathetically, I can’t disagree with…and then his last year in office has been pointy fingers at all the other nations of the world for not doing more to fix the world’s problems.
Pathetically, it’s just more proof that he doesn’t…and probably never… understood that since World War II the U.S.A. has always taken the lead in keeping tyrants, despots, anarchists and brutal leaders around the world in check. It has been the responsibility of the U.S.A to light a fire under those who aren’t very eager to move forward, to motivate the world to unite for the common good of humanity; consequently, Mr. Obama-mama instead likes using the pointy finger.
It’s easier than accepting and taking responsibility for being a failure to unite everyone and anyone towards a common goal. Personally and quite pathetically, I believe President Obama’s legacy will be known as “The Pointy Finger President”.
Pointy fingers aren’t the trait of a good leader because it shows a lack of responsibility, a lack of humility, a lack of knowledge; and typically those who use the pointy finger seem to forget the one subtle fact that they always have three pointy fingers pointing back at them.
The pointy finger.
Its use is quite pathetic and it needs to stop. Try using the thumb instead.