People will forgive most transgressions but seldom excuse arrogance. Arrogance, however is defined by which side of the aisle one sits.
The Hollywood elite turned the 2018 Academy Awards into a one-way political commentary and then wonder why ratings were down 20 percent compared to the 2017 numbers. The 2017 awards ceremony was down roughly 18 percent from the 2016 show which, you guessed it, was down from 2015.
The celebrities proceeded to lecture the rest of the country on morality seemingly oblivious to the fact the room was filled with sexual predators and possible rapists. To them, the great unwashed not watching the show are the arrogant ones. Apparently, they have trouble getting the sty out of our eyes when a log is lodged in their eyes.
Jennifer Lawrence recently said celebrities should not talk about politics in what seemed to be a rare moment of clarity. That moment quickly dissipated when she followed it up by saying “Twenty-five percent of America identifies as liberal and I need more than 25 percent of America to go see my movies. It’s not wise, career-speaking, to talk about politics.”
The scary thing is she takes herself seriously. And she is not alone in her pursuit of obliviousness. The media (AKA Thought Police) is so out of touch with reality it’s a wonder we refer it to as the mainstream.
Colin Kapernick kneels as a sign of protest and the media make him a hero yet when Tim Tebow kneels in honor of God, the media make him a joke. I despise that Kapernick denigrates our national anthem but think he genuinely believes in his “cause.” He has the right to free speech. As does Tebow. So why does the media go out of its way to protest disparage Tebow but not Kapernick?
If a white person makes a comment about a black person the media considers him or her to be a racist. However, we do not hear a word from the media when Islam leader Louis Farrakhan says “powerful Jews are my enemy” and “white folks are going down,” during a speech in Chicago this past week.
Liberals also contend a black person cannot be a racist because people can only be racist if they have influence. No. Racism has nothing to do with influence and everything to do with hate.
If a person does not want a large portion of their wages confiscated by taxes Liberals consider them greedy but believes a person who wants a handout is needy. Liberals media thinks heterosexuals are homophobes if they have the audacity to favor the term marriage be used for unions between a man and woman.
Conservatives believe in the opposite. Yet both groups thinks the other is arrogant and cannot forgive it.
The needle is moving from a fair exchange of ideas between people to a defeat and conquer mentality. The only thing that will accomplish is the defeat of an entire society.