Let's go back to a happier time, a simpler time. Back to a time when we didn't know the horrors that would be attacking us on a near constant basis as they are now.
Let's go back to 2012, when Taylor Swift was dating Conor Kennedy, son of Robert Kennedy Jr. and, at the time, high school student.
Wasn't that such a beautiful time? Just think, how innocent we were.
We're bringing all this up, by the way, because little Conor Kennedy got himself arrested last night after getting into a bar fight in Aspen, Colorado.
He was charged with disorderly conduct after police officers pulled him off a guy outside a bar.
The officers reported that the men were "rolling around on the ground," and that Conor punched his opponent repeatedly in the head, then struggled against the cop that tried to pull him away.
As it turns out, she might not be all that scandalized, because according to further reports, Conor got into the fight in the first place because he was defending his friend.
What happened, according to the Kennedy family, is that Conor was out with a friend at the bar when a group of guys started calling his friend some homophobic slur.
Conor asked the guys to apologize, and one of them did, but about an hour later, the rowdy, ignorant bunch was leaving and they decided to do some more name-calling.
Good Guy Conor told them to stop, but one of the trolls pulled out a classic "Whatchu gonna do about it?" and decided to throw a punch.
That's when the fight broke out.
The arresting officer says that Conor did claim that the guy "called my friend the F-word," and unfortunately we all know what F-word he's talking about.
The officer also says that Conor apologized to him for struggling when he was trying to restrain him.
Conor's father, Robert Kennedy Jr., has made a statement, explaining that "Conor has always reacted against bullying. I'm happy he stood up for his friend."
"I'm very sorry it turned into a police incident," he added. Apparently Conor is "not liking the attention."
Conor's lawyer also made a statement -- as he claims, "Multiple witnesses to the incident have reported that two men assaulted Conor Kennedy after he rebuked them for directing a homophobic slur and threats to his close friend."
So that's a little bit heroic, huh?
A little like when he was arrested in 2013 for protesting the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline:
Sure, violence is so rarely the answer and all that, but if he was going to get arrested for a bar fight, at least it was for a noble reason.
Can anybody else see Taylor Swift trying to get back with Conor in the last few moments of this wretched year?
As clear as day, right?