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Kathy Griffin, Trump as Caesar, and Other Idiocies

Posted by Troy on 12th June 2017 in Political

First of all: I am a proponent of free speech.  Let’s get that out of the way.  Now, on to the meat of my argument.  No doubt, you read the first sentence and assumed that I am about to rail against Kathy Griffin’s decapitation photo.  You may think that I am going to say “Could you imagine a play being put on where Obama was stabbed to death?”  Well, I’m not.  When Obama was president, people lynched him in effigy.  They burned him in effigy.  This kind of thing is traditional free speech.  Kathy Griffin’s decapitation is no different.  Trump as Caesar is also fair play.  I will say that I question the judgement of people doing such things in the public forum.  The only difference is the level of fame.  A bloke in Boston burns Obama in effigy, who cares?  Famous people, however, do hold sway over larger numbers of people.  Given the current environment, I question the wisdom of such displays as they may increase the likelihood of actual violence.  That being said, if you are dumb enough to cross lines, you must deal with the consequences of your actions.  When the Dixie Chicks trashed Bush, they blew up their career.  The same thing happened to Kathy Griffin.

That being said, I feel sorry for Kathy Griffin.  She looked over and saw all the cool kids… Madonna talking about blowing up the White House.  Bill Maher talking about Ivanka doing sexual acts on her father.  Colbert spewing profanities.  Hollywood and Media spewing Hitler, Nazi, Racist, Bigot, and on and on and on.  So what does she do?  She does a political statement thinking that she can be like the cool kids, but she’s not a cool kid.  She’s that wannabe on the fringe of the clique.  She’s not cool.  She’s not important enough to overlook, to protect.  No…in fact, she is EXPENDABLE.  She can be nailed to the cross so that the Left can say, “See!  We are upholding civility!” while at every turn they demonize the current President and anyone who dare supports him.

If anyone that has an open mind reads this, I will make a challenge to you.  Go and buy an Obama/Biden t-shirt and walk around town for an entire day.  Document the number of times people give you grief or make you feel unsafe.  Now do the same thing with a Trump/Pence shirt.  You won’t do this.  You know how you will be treated in both instances.  The sad thing is this: you know what will happen when you wear a Trump shirt, and you will excuse it.  You have effectively made a thought crime.  You are going to have to come to terms with this.  You are excusing people punishing people for having thoughts and beliefs that you disagree with.

Long Live the Constitution!