Can you imagine those 4 people having anything in common?
Just so people know i can’t stand The View and have never listened to Joe Rogan. i’m a 69 yr old WHITE woman who has NEVER said the N word publicly or privately. Why would anyone-black or white-ever use the N word. We know its origin and purpose. It was used to denigrate black people horribly. You can name call people almost anything but this word is based on race. In Whoopie’s case she was right that the Nazi’s trying to wipe out the Jews highlighted man’s inhumanity to man. On that level she was right. When she says the holocaust was not about race she was dead wrong. The Nazi’s believed the Jewish race had to be exterminated in order for them to create a master race. Roseanne Barr made a comment about Valerie Jarret, former aide to Pres Obama,on Twitter. She was fired from the show Roseanne. She said that Jarret was the spawn of the Muslim brotherhood and Planet of the Apes. Finally, we know Pres Trump was banned from social media beginning with Twitter. Why? He questioned the results of the 2020 election. The Democrats never did that,right?
The problem with the response to Whoopie,Rogan,Roseanne and President Trump is that it’s straight up CENSORSHIP and INTIMIDATION in a country that prides itself on the Constitutional protection of Freedom of Speech.
You don’t like what Whoopie,Rogan and Roseanne said you don’t have to listen to them. Nobody has ever forced me to watch The View. i honestly don’t think Roseanne meant anything racist with her comment. Whoopie may have a lack of understanding of the Holocaust. Rogan, Whoopie and Roseanne all apologized.
i don’t watch a lot of television. We dropped cable a year ago. If you think the n word is bad and it is, how about some of the other language and obscenity on tv? We have no standards anymore. There isn’t much on tv now that i could have watched with my son when he was younger or my elderly parents (when they were living) and not be embarrassed.
Now the situation with Pres Trump was a tad different. We know why they pulled Pres Trump off social media. It was a political hit job. PERIOD. They claimed he was spreading misinformation. Some people believe what he said was the truth. Some people believe Biden legitimately won the election and Pres Trump is dead wrong. They never pulled the account of anyone who questioned his win in 2016. I remember the resistance trending on Twitter frequently. It was a movement that questioned the legitimacy of his 2016 win of the Presidency. They didn’t censor the Russia Collusion hoax either. It was a total lie. A lot of us said at the time that if they could do this to the President of the United States they could do it anyone.
They are and they can do it over points of view they disagree with as much as they can do it for speech that is offensive. The larger problem is that they can use the cover of offensive speech to target people for other reasons. You have to see where this is going. Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Peter Frampton threatened to leave Spotify over Rogan. Now a lot of artists are following their lead. That means a profit loss for Spotify and Spotify will weigh out whether they’ll lose more by keeping Rogan or getting rid of him. i’m not a Rogan or Whoopie fan by a long shot but Young, Mitchell and Frampton mean nothing to me. I don’t care who the celebrity is, even artists i do like, they are not going to influence my decisions.I’m on the side of the marketplace of ideas where people can have an open and honest dialogue.If you make a mistake you learn from it. You can apologize and hope people accept it. On the other hand I’ve seen and heard plenty that has offended me and found that those people don’t give a rip what i think.
Truth is, many people in the entertainment industry are liberal and are not going to have any influence on my life whatsoever. As much as i like some music their lifestyles leave a lot to be desired. i learned a long time ago there are better role models than the people in the music industry. Some of them are flat out hypocrites. The Rogan firestorm is proof they’ll stand up for free speech until it is someone they want silenced .i could come up with more than a dozen examples of liberal hypocrisy.
Eventually the left will eat their own. Someone will step out of the liberal line and they’ll be next on the hit list. Mark my words it’s going to happen. Dan Bongino is right about building a parallel economy. While the liberals become cannabilistic at least the rest of us will have a place to go.