You have to say this for the Washington Post. At least they’re consistent about being a garbage publication.
I’ve lost count. But I think I’ve written at least a half dozen posts about just how awful this newspaper has become.
So I guess I shouldn’t be surprised at this dreadful column about comedian Kevin Hart being blackballed from the Academy Awards over old tweets.
This column is garbage. And further proof that you should never apologize to the Outrage Mob. They will never be satisfied. Ever. https://t.co/BBecfGvBhd— Dianny 🇺🇸(@DiannyRants) December 8, 2018
“Is losing the Oscars enough?”
Here, I’ll save you the click. The author’s answer is “no.”
You see, Kevin Hart violated the Left’s Blasphemy Laws; he committed heresy. Therefore, not only must he be punished, but there must be penance.
Hart joked that if he saw his son playing with a doll house, he’d break the doll house over the kid’s head for doing something gay.
And that is a bridge too far for this Inquisitor from the Washington Post.
Surely yanking him from the Oscars isn’t enough of a punishment for such blasphemy.
Is it enough, though? Or is it just a start? The concept of penance may be out of fashion, but that should change, especially at a moment of national reckoning over homophobia, sexual violence and racism. Stepping down from the Oscars may be punishment for Hart, but that censure doesn’t do very much to help people who have, for example, been beaten by relatives because of their perceived sexual orientation.
Can you believe this chick?
So, by her standards, does that mean if I use the phrase “beat him like a redheaded stepchild,” I must do penance for those redheaded stepchildren who actually have been beaten?
Redheaded stepchildren are not protected by the Left’s blasphemy laws – unless of course those redheaded stepchildren are gay (or transgendered).
And it isn’t enough to recant for that heresy, you must be punished for it as well.
In fact, you owe it to those thin-skinned, easily-offended losers to give them something in return for your blasphemy.
You owe them restitution.
I wish I was kidding. But I’m not.
It’s natural that people, particularly those who depend on the public’s good opinion to make a living, who say or do nasty things will want to find a way to redeem themselves so they can get back to work. If they’re going to make their way back from the wilderness, the communities they’ve hurt ought to get something out of the process. Being spared the sight of a homophobic jokester at the Academy Awards is rather less than restitution. [Emphasis Dianny’s]
This really is astounding coming from a publication that claims to defend the First Amendment and “democracy.”
This is the Left’s version of Sharia’s Blasphemy Laws.
They’re High Inquisitors – seeking to mete out punishment to those who blaspheme.
The Left has deemed gays protected. Therefore joking about gays is blasphemy. And the blasphemer must be pushed and the aggrieved recompensed.
This gives a whole new meaning to “going Medieval on your ass.”
Let’s be honest here. “Penance” isn’t a word one typically hears outside of religion.
Penance means you repent of your sins.
And apparently making a joke about not wanting your son to be gay is a mortal sin in the eyes of this writer.
Now do you understand why many of us say that Leftism is a religion for Godless people?
If you do not conform to their strictures on speech, you are committing blasphemy and must repent.
But it isn’t even enough to repent. You must perform acts of penance. And it is they who decide what your penance should be.
The new secular religion has mortal sins and eternal punishment, but no means of forgiveness. https://t.co/9kJKDlkzvQ— jon gabriel (@exjon) December 7, 2018
Jon Gabriel is right. The fact is, they will never be satisfied.
No penance will ever be enough to wipe the slate clean.
Your blasphemy will be a red letter permanently tattooed on your chest for the world to see.
As I said yesterday:
Apparently they have a divine right not to be offended. Ever.
And even if the offense was committed a decade ago – and you already apologized for it – you will still be blacklisted.
Hell, even the Inquisition would spare your life if you recanted your heresy.
But for the Left, once a heretic, always a heretic.
Hart turning down the hosting gig and offering yet another mea culpa won’t make a damn bit of difference to these people.
It’s as if the writer of this editorial set out to prove me right.
It wasn’t enough that he apologized.
It was never going to be enough.
This assault on our right to free speech isn’t limited to Twitter or Facebook.
This is one of the leading newspapers in the country calling for punishment, penance and restitution because a man made a few gay jokes nearly a decade ago.
Meanwhile, a newly elected Congresswoman threatened to subpoena Donald Trump Junior for posting a meme on Instagram that offended her.
I have noticed that Junior here has a habit of posting nonsense about me whenever the Mueller investigation heats up.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 7, 2018
Please, keep it coming Jr – it’s definitely a “very, very large brain” idea to troll a member of a body that will have subpoena power in a month.
Have fun! https://t.co/oQ6MsdJYCk
And what is terrifically horrifying is how many people actually like that she did this.
It isn’t just that our freedom of speech is threatened. It’s that many Americans, like the ones who applaud this insipid fool’s tweet, are more than happy to surrender it.
And if we don’t put a stop to this — if we don’t stand up and fight back — America as the beacon of Freedom will be lost.
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