Kathy Griffin Is Toast. Good.
We've all seen Kathy Griffin's latest attempt at "comedy," right? That's when she took a fake bloody head of the president and posed for photos with it like an ISIS loser. Scott Adams says we're all too triggered and we run the risk of becoming what we mocked — the perpetually outraged — for being upset about her fake decapitation of a sitting president (which his eleven-year-old witnessed and thought was real).
Griffin has apologized, looking like hell and seeming to be shocked by the violence of the backlash. But even so, no one is going to give her a pass, nor should they. Adams is wrong for two major reasons.
- Threatening a president of the United States is a federal crime. This is not a joke nor should it be a joke for comedians or anyone else, because there's no way the Secret Service can figure out each individual's intent. It cannot be "art" to threaten a president (and terrorize his small child). It is always illegal. This makes the outrage people feel justified the same as if Griffin had yelled "fire" in a crowded theater when there was no fire.
- The Left cannot have it both ways. For years they have persecuted pizza shops and bakeries with online hate campaigns and lawsuits. They have put people out of work for joking on Twitter or saying something unpopular (to them). We have come to a stage in the game when we are done allowing them to hold us to standards they don't have to share. We are adopting a new policy since whining about what they are doing doesn't change anything. Now we don't care when they get slapped around by a congressman and we want their jobs when they threaten the president. All's fair in war ... and trust me, this is war—only the shooting hasn't started yet.
We don’t like the new rules – I’d sure prefer a society where no one was getting attacked, having walked through the ruins of a country that took that path – but we normals didn’t choose the new rules. The left did. It gave us Ferguson, Middlebury College, Berkeley, and “Punch a Nazi” – which, conveniently for the left, translates as “punch normals.” And many of us have had personal experiences with this New Hate – jobs lost, hassles, and worse. Some scumbags at an anti-Trump rally attacked my friend and horribly injured his dog. His freaking dog.
So when we start to adopt their rules, they’re shocked? Have they ever met human beings before? It’s not a surprise. It’s inevitable.
The old rules do NOT apply anymore. That crap is over. Giving Griffin a "pass" like Adams suggests in the name of free speech is not going to happen. The Left destroyed free speech for us. I sure as hell won't be a part of allowing them to keep theirs while we stay silenced and cowering. No sir.
Instead, I want her destroyed. I want every venue she ever tries to book in the next decade to turn her down like she has the plague. I want to see her begging for money on GoFundMe to pay her legal bills from all the lawsuits that come her way just like the bakery shops her side took part in ruining. And when that day comes when they are broken and beaten and begging for forgiveness, admitting they were wrong to destroy people over speech, then and only then will we stop doing unto them what they have done unto us (H/T Ace of Spades):
There aren't any rules anymore because the left only applies them one way. And in doing so, they've left what once was a civil compact between the two parties in smoldering ruins.
This is how you win, Scott. Letting them get away with this constant "do as we say not as we do" nonsense isn't working in our favor. Yes, political correctness sucks. But the Left has dragged us into a place in which political correctness rules the day. So we're seizing the weapon with which we have been beaten and we are fighting back. It won't be over until they squeal for mercy and beg for forgiveness. Starting with Kathy Griffin.
CNN fired her. Good. Squatty Potty fired her. Even better. Her venues are canceling her shows one by one. Excellent! Let the left feel the true weight of what they have done to our nation and civilization. They wanted a barbaric, violent mob mentality running things. I hope they're happy.