“My own opinion is enough for me, and I claim the right to have it defended against any consensus, any majority, anywhere, any place, any time. And anyone who disagrees with this can pick a number, get in line, and kiss my ass.”
— Christopher Hitchens
Roseanne Barr has always been annoying. Remember the National Anthem fiasco? And what she said about Valerie Jarrett was racist and thus stupid. Though it is crucial to keep in mind the offense is not being annoying (because if it were we’d be a nation of mutes), and the company she worked for had the right to fire her.
Samantha Bee has always been annoying, whiny and self-righteous. And what she said about Ivanka Trump is not (completely) true. Ivanka’s a cunt but there’s nothing feckless about her.
Her father is a bigot. He’s an unhinged professional demagogue and amateur fascist who is going to unleash his pathological need to pitch a fit and use that fit as a means to dominate everyone. The domination will be through chaos. The increasingly dire trade war will if left unchecked collapse the world economy and Trump will blame everyone but himself. He will claim that if he were left alone, unhindered by the “witch hunt” his strategy would result in the capitulation of Europe and China. And when the collapse comes he will say it’s because he wasn’t allowed to finish the job. And when we say collapse we mean just that – think 1929 2.0. The more pressure Trump faces (from Mueller, North Korea, European and Chinese trade tarrifs, etc) the more of a fit he will pitch and the more of a catastrophe it will be for everyone else.
And amid the economic and emotional ruin the republicans will finally have what they have always wanted – a national emergency in which they will claim we can not afford the remnants of the New Deal. Goodbye Social Security and then goodbye to the hollowed out remains of the “Great Society” and Medicare and then things like the EPA and Hello dystopia.
Who throws in their lot with such people? Cunts of both sexes.
Consider that as we have detailed previously, those who defend Trump supporters (for example, Jon Stewart) as not being bigots but as plain decent folks concerned with their inability to pay for their insurance premiums are at best making a distinction without a difference. Those people are neither plain nor are they decent but they most certainly are feckless cunts. If you are concerned about your insurance premiums and you conclude that the best way to address that fear is by voting for a racist moron with a severe pathological inability to control himself and the potential to destroy the world economy if not the world itself, than you may not be a bigot but you are a cunt who is a cunt precisely because you voted for a bigot and you can go fuck yourself. Literally.
Bee should never have apologized any more than Kathy Griffith (also annoying) never should have apologized.
And a word here about Trump proxies displaying outrage and claiming that Bee had gone too far and had crossed a line.
Really? And claiming that there were fine people on both sides at Charlottesville wasn’t going too far and did not cross a line? Claiming that a Hispanic judge was incapable of being impartial because he was Hispanic was not going too far and crossing a line? Claiming that Mexico was sending America rapists wasn’t going too far and wasn’t crossing a line?
Or consider this from former “Fox News” princess, Megyn Kelly who was either too stupid to notice she was providing coverage for demagogues Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity or too feckless to care.
“NBC’s Megyn Kelly, once a primetime anchor at Fox News, compared Bee’s comments to Barr’s. “This is disgusting. How is this acceptable?” Kelly tweeted. “And how are we expected to take any of these publications seriously if they gleefully repost something like this at the same time they (rightfully) condemn Roseanne? You know the saying Love is Love? Well Hate is Hate.””
How is this acceptable? Aside from issues of free speech, and accuracy it’s acceptable because “Fox News” is a sewer of lies, half truths, distortions, dog-whistle bigotry and aiming consistently for the lowest common denominator. And people like Kelly who willingly went along for the ride until they got a better deal have no moral credibility.
Who then says those statements were acceptable but Bee’s were too much?
Cunts, that’s who.
Back in the misty past when high-tech was a musket there was a newspaper called The American Aurora. It believed that George Washington was a dunce who didn’t win the War of Independence so much as he didn’t lose it but was the beneficiary of the French intervention. The Aurora didn’t believe the Constitution was ideal but rather too complicated and a botch of too many compromises. Ideally it suggested the Pennsylvania constitution, drafted by Ben Franklin and Thomas Paine should have been the one chosen for the entire country. And The Aurora refused to be polite or quiet. And under the Alien and Sedition Act, the Federalist government, which incurred the bulk of the Aurora’s sarcasm, denunciations and ridicule, had the publisher arrested and locked up.
In theory that can’t happen now. Theory however is a moving target as are civil liberties. In the current climate the power of the stock market and the corporatists and the feckless cunts of the media with their flexible sense of ethics are all sufficient to silence dissent.
Ivanka Trump is complicit in her father’s crimes and in the dangers he poses to the nation and the planet. She’s complicit in his defense of neo-Nazis, the Klu Klux Klan and his demeaning and bigoted attacks against minorities and she is complicit in his assault on the Constitution.
And as to the idea that Roseanne Barr and Bee should be held to the same standard: Bullshit. Roseanne is a bigot or is just one bad day away from being a bigot and the mask slipped while she was under pressure and the truth emerged. You can dislike Valerie Jarrett for any number of reasons based on her commitment to the Obama regime but the color of her skin is irrelevant.
Bee however didn’t say Ivanka was married to a kike and a feckless cunt. She just said she was a feckless cunt which is technically not true. After all, Ivanka has stayed the course. She is a believer. She will be there down in the bunker with daddy when the economy splinters into a million pieces and the bread lines form.
But, she most certainly is a cunt. A committed ideologically driven worshipper of power and money with the intellect of a piece of furniture. She is a vicious hateful sociopath with the moral sense of a hungry jackal.*
And, she’s a cunt.
And in this country the First Amendment to the Constitution does not come with a clause that says: offer void where prohibited by political expediency. Nor is there a clause that says you have a right to not be offended.
At least, not officially.
Ivanka is a cunt and so is her father and he is also a threat to national security and he should be declared unfit to serve and be locked up somewhere where he can’t hurt anyone.
Don’t pretend it’s not true.
Call it what it is.
And do not apologize for telling the truth.
In other words, don’t be a cunt.
For a slim look at Samantha Bee’s capitulation, see the following:
For a consideration of the inevitable redemption tour:
*And we apologize to the Jackals who no doubt are just following their programing.