June 22, 2011, - 1:13 pm
Hyper-Sensitive USA: America, You Can’t Handle the Truth – Ebert, Mccain & Morgan Learn the Hard Way
Apparently, you can’t tell the truth in America, anymore (unless you’re Muslim). If you do, the thought police are at your door ready to take your life and speech outlets away from you. To paraphrase Jack Nicholson in the movies, America, you can’t handle the truth. Political correctness has taken over ad absurdum.
I’ve learned that uninspired “lesson “through the truth I write and post here and the faux-outrage it inspires from frauds on the left and right who know I’m telling it like it is, but they can’t stand the attention it garners me. And now Roger Ebert, Tracy Morgan, and John McCain are bearing the brunt of a new reality show: “You Can’t Say That in America, Episode #786,299.”
The outrage–the shrill faux-outrage–over these three people telling the truth (and in two out of three cases, the largely benign truth) is a plague that’s taking over Western civilization and making things worse. It’s a terrible symptom of the wussified nation we’ve become. We’ve become such a wimpy nation that you can’t say the truth because it might offend someone. So sad, too bad.
In recent days we’ve watched Ebert, Morgan, and McCain get pilloried for the following “shocking” statements:
* Roger Ebert: “Friends Don’t Let Jackasses Drink and Drive.” Ebert said this regarding the car accident death of Jackass star Ryan Dunn. He reportedly drank mucho alcohol at a party just hours before. Ebert’s Facebook page was suspended as a result. (Because he’s famous and complained, it’s since been restored.) Yeah, because everyone knows that drunk driving never leads to accidents or deaths. Never. The nerve of Ebert. Like everyone else, Ebert was forced by the public outrage to apologize. Why? Yes, no one knows for sure why Dunn died in a car in a high speed crash, but odds are pretty good it has something to do with drunk driving.
It’s interesting the priorities and sense of importance people ascribe to Ebert’s statement versus some of his previous ones. As I’ve noted on this site, Roger Ebert has repeatedly gone out of his way to defend an Islamic terrorist, Ibrahim Parlak. Parlak lied on five different legal applications for his citizenship and licenses about his membership in a Kurdish Islamic terrorist group. Parlak trained in Syrian and Lebanese terrorist training camps. His actions resulted in the murder of a Turkish border guard. Every single court Parlak to which Parlak has appealed has confirmed he’s a terrorist and ordered him deported. And yet national security expert Roger Ebert made the boneheaded statement that Parlak isn’t a national security hazard. But no outrage over that. Only over his statement that is spot on, even if Ryan Dunn wasn’t drunk when he drove.
Become a shill for Islamic terrorists, and Facebook has no problem. But make a statement about drunk driving, and off with your head.
* John McCain: The Arizona U.S. Senator and former Republican Presidential nominee said that illegal aliens probably started some of the wildfires now raging in Eastern Arizona. The open borders crowd, a number of liberals, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, and so many others are outraged–OUTRAGED! It’s absurd. I’m glad McCain is sticking to his guns and not apologizing. We know that illegal aliens cross the border, trash the land and don’t care what they do and what kind of havoc they wreak on American citizens and their property. They start fires by cooking meals, etc., and leaving those fires to burn. And officials from the U.S. Forest Service have previously blamed illegal aliens for some of these fires, including in testimony before Congress. It’s hardly a stretch for McCain to say so. It’s interesting that an open borders/amnesty advocate, McCain, is finding himself on the same side as the rest of us with this issue. You simply can’t tell the truth about illegal aliens, or you are somehow a racist bigot.
* Tracy Morgan: The guy is a comedian. He said, in a stand up routine, that if he found out his son was gay, he would “pull out a knife and stab him.” Any father who would say such a thing about his own kid is a moron and a jerk. But, again, even though it wasn’t funny, the guy is a comedian, and as a dad, that’s how he feels (and I’m sure he’s not the only one). He’s apologized . . . and apologized . . . and apologized. His Apology World Tour continued this wek in Nashville. When will it be enough? I find it interesting that no one made Chris Rock apologize when he made similar comments about what he and his friends would do to the House Impeachment managers during the Bill Clinton Impeachment. If only Tracy Morgan converted to Islam, then he’d get away with this. We know that Muslims and Islam punish homosexuality with death and that they do so on a regular basis. And yet there is never an outcry from gays about Muslims, only about Tracy Morgan, a comedian. Apparently words are more offensive than actual violent deeds against gays. If a Muslim said he’d stab his gay son, we would be urged to be tolerant about the religious mores of others that are different than our own. It’s the same with–as I’ve noted on this site before–the gays in California attacking Mormon churches and ignoring mosques regarding their support for Proposition 8 and its ban on gay marriage.
The bottom line is that we’ve become such a weak nation that you simply cannot tell the truth in America anymore. Not if you want to keep your Facebook page, not if you want to keep your acting job. And so on. It’s absurd. But that’s where we’re at. We’re a nation in which Kim Kardashian is admired and still has her Facebook page because she made a porn tape with a rap star and is a serial slut. Yet, you lose your Facebook page if say, “Friends don’t let Jackasses drive drunk?” Huh?
Rogert Ebert, John McCain, and Tracy Morgan learned the hard way. You can’t tell the truth in America anymore, because you might offend illegal aliens, drunk drivers, and gay activists who want to parent your son and direct your stand-up comedy routine. What’s wrong with this country?
I just want to know: if Mark Zuckerberg was around back in the day, would Patrick Henry lose his Facebook page and have to apologize for saying, “But as for me, give me liberty or give me death?” Don’t bet against it.
After all, that’s insensitive, and advocates murder for those who supported Britain. Truly tasteless that he said this, right?
Time for the self-appointed thought police to take up arms.
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