All of the dust is still in the air. I made my opinion known. One comment link pointed me to this article (sorry, lost the source?) below that explores our options on how to respond to the actions of others.
The Rules of the Game (Carl Sagan)
… from the article
PROPOSED RULES TO LIVE BY
The Golden Rule Do unto others as you would have them
do unto you.
The Silver Rule Do not do unto others what you would not
have them do unto you.
The Brazen Rule Do unto others as they do unto you. The Iron Rule Do unto others as you like, before they
do it unto you.
Cooperate with others first, then do unto
them as they do untoyou.