June 7, 2017
Comrades in Ideology
By Tammy Derouin
In typical and ever so predictable fashion, art becomes the expected guardian, the go-to shield of protection when a hate stunt, by someone on the Left, isn't as well received as hoped. When comrades in ideology abandon or at least publicly abandon the method in which the message was delivered, scrambling to rationalize such actions goes into high gear. Claiming a Constitutional right is the obvious way to go. After all, we have the First Amendment. It's amazing how quickly the importance of our rights become when someone feels they need protection. This last ditch desperate attempt to justify vile actions becomes critical. How would they feel if the tables were turned? That's the all important critical answer.
When someone does something controversial or takes it to the extreme by going off the deep end, there are usually some consequences for their actions. No matter how outlandish, every American citizen has a right to express their thoughts and opinions. It is your right to believe what you want to believe. There are however, consequences when a message isn't well received. The beauty of this wonderful land in which we live is that every citizen is entitled to their own opinion. So, if you're going to expose or overexpose yourself in a controversial act, expect that others will exercise their right to tell you how they feel.
I think it is fairly safe to say, had a conservative expressed himself the same way, using a likeness of the severed head of the former president or the head of the whining sore loser who couldn't make it to the presidency, as their artistic object, things would be much different. Not only would the adjectives be flying like bullets out of their finger guns, I mean, spit wads out of straws, but there would be a call to restrict the First Amendment. Much like the Left believes the Second Amendment must be restricted to prevent guns from falling into the wrong hands, because that strategy has been so successful, there would have been an insistence that good common sense laws must be in place to prevent such hateful thoughts or images from every seeing the light of day. You can almost hear the call for government censors. In their minds, it's just the right thing to do.
Of course, there's the sad excuse that it's for our own good. If the American people are not capable of deciding what's appropriate, as determined by the government, then the government will have to step in and make those decisions for us. Freedom of speech, among every other right, would be sifted through some sort of Left Wing approved colander. Only the liberal agenda would survive the process. When someone or some entity wants you to give up rights for your own good, red flags should be flying everywhere. Gee, which amendment do you think they will want next? Spoiler alert, every single one of them.
I was happily surprised that several Leftists publicly turned on Ms. Griffin for her foolish stunt. I believe she claims to be a comedian. I never thought she was funny, more annoying than anything else but, to each his own. I was however, pleased that such vial actions resulted in some condemnation. Is this proof that some sort of moral code, be it beaten and in tatters, still exists? Would it be possible to have a Left Wing awakening? I know, in my state of shock, I was hopeful. Seriously though, I'm sure there will be an awakening, someday. I just hope it will not be to late.
The hope faded because in true liberal form, Ms. Griffin did what liberals do best; she twisted reality and painted herself as the victim. She accused President Trump and his family of trying to ruin her life. And of course, it wouldn't be complete without blaming “older white guys.” As Ms. Griffin stated. She claims to not only be a victim but now she's an advocate for young girls who will one day aspire to be a third rate (I'm being generous) comedian. Sometimes it is difficult to find words to describe such unbelievable accusations and behavior. Wow, comes to mind.
The signature strategy of the Left is to bulldoze their way through their current situation of choice doing whatever they want without care for rules, procedures or others. Rules, in their mind, do not apply to them. If they get called out, they are quick to blame someone else. Negative side effects for their actions will never be their fault. They are legends in their own, self-absorbed minds. Wow!
“It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.”