I don’t know whether to say “Good morning!” or “ARRRRRGHHHH!”
I’m not sure I have ever had so many ethically provocative events, issues and quotes on my list. I would spend all day discussing and analyzing this stuff, if I didn’t have to pay the mortgage and eat.
1. Relatively trivial, but still disgusting and wrong. The Discovery Channel is using Mike Tyson to promote “Shark Week.” The former heavyweight champion, habitual felon, convicted rapist and lifetime sociopath is having a grand time in the promotional spot, which he ends it by smiling at the camera, as his gold tooth twinkles, and saying “Someone’s gonna get BIT!” HAHAHAHA! Get it? Mike Tyson bit part of Evander Holyfield’s ear off in what should have been his last fight, getting him temporarily banned from boxing—why not permanently, nobody can explain—and costing Tyson 3 million dollars in fines. He also should have been locked up. The Discovery Channel thinks mayhem is funny!
Next, let’s see David Berkowitz do promotional spots for the Westminster Dog Show.
2. OK, I officially do not understand what the rules are. Here is a celebratory video about Freeman Vines of Fountain, North Carolina, a black man who makes guitars from wood taken from a tree used to lynch blacks. His work is called “deeply moving” and is the subject of a new photography book, Hanging Tree Guitars. Ryan Reynold and Ashley Tinsdale felt they had to fall all over themselves apologizing for using a former plantation as the venue for their wedding, but this guy openly profits from lynchings—after all, there would be nothing unique about his guitars without them, and that’s OK? And Reynolds, presumably, could buy one of those guitars and have everyone dancing and clapping as he played “Ding Dong, the Witch is Dead!” (but not “Swanee”!) on a musical instrument deliberately made from an instrument of racism?
The nation has agreed to a game of Calvinball with the Woke and Angry Left.
I won’t play.
3. Golden Rule? What Golden Rule? Arlinda Johns was kicked off an American Airlines flight for boarding dressed like this:
That’s reversed, for some reason, and blurred, because the news media treats us like children. Her mask says “Fuck 12” and the T-shirt says, “Black Lives Matter.’”
The self-described activist initially changed masks (“Fuck 12” means “Fuck the police”), but kept the shirt, and later put the obscene mask on again. The plane returned to the terminal, and she was escorted off by marshals. Continue reading