04-26-2016, 01:04 PM
... which itself is based upon a story listed among Aesop's fables (though it has roots in many European and African cultures ... eeeeeewww, how revolting - that would make it multi-cultural). It's Aesop's "The Farmer and the Viper". So it's now made the transition from ancient, lesson-embuing fable, to 1960's R&B, to what passes for political discourse in the 21st century.
The lesson of the original fable is, "don't go to the aid of recognizable and irredeemable evil". Is that the message that's portrayed in backdrop of video images that accompanies The Donald's inspiring poetry recitation?
There's a collectivist tendency for the haters to use this tale as an excuse to not act charitably towards those in need, stereotyping someone (typically someone they haven't met or have only interacted with briefly) with bad traits associated with a label or group that they belong to (or appear superficially that they belong to) so as to make the case that they either don't "deserve" help, are dangerous to help (or that the person who helps them will be rewarded with unkind behavior in return), or, in extreme cases, to even justify cruel and immoral acts against them.
There's another of Aesop's fables, "Androcles' Lion" that could be applicable. Of course, if you were brought up in a Christian culture, you've always got Jesus's "Parable of the Good Samaratan" to fall back on. I wonder what Jesus's reaction would be to the video clipped in the OP? Hey, maybe there's a sequel inwork to Dogma, in which the Buddy Christ has a bad comb-over and promises so many winning deals you wouldn't believe it.