What does one do when blindsided by an unwarranted accusation?
Ask the accuser about the judgment behind the accusation.
If the following happens as the result of the accused’s inquiry, the accuser needs to be familiarized with basic human decency before the accusation can be considered: the accuser does not allow the accused to respond to the accusations by speaking over or interrupting the accused. In this case, the accuser is either aware of the baselessness of the accusation or is absolutely bigoted in his conclusion. Either way, further attempts at discussion or consideration will lead to wasted time, energy, and goodwill.
If the following happens as the result of the accused’s inquiry, the accuser needs to understand his limits: the accuser speaks out of context of history. This normally happens to people whose memories along with their sanity are fading often with advanced age. In this case, the accused needs to realize that the accuser is struggling with his mental capacity and is on a decline. It is wise for the accused to start distancing herself from the accuser.
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