Truthers have always reminded me of the character Lenny in John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men, arguably they aren’t the sharpest tool in the shed.
A lot was made during the campaign about Trump promoting violence during his campaign rallies – the liberal media was aghast and had plenty to say about it.
Everyone from Maddow to Maher weighed in, and they should have, but indignation should be consistent wherever such things occurs.
I’m not exactly what you could refer to as a fan boy of a single celebrity, I have no hesitation in agreeing or disagreeing with any of them, nor am I inclined to make excuses for them.
And while I believe Maher does an admirable and often hilarious job of pointing out the lunacy so prevalent in modern society and politics he is neither a demi god or the greatest social commentator extant in my opinion.
If the opportunity arose I would ask Maher what is the difference between Trump’s approach to “hecklers” during one of his speeches and that of a “heckler” during Maher’s?
I’m sure Maher would respond by saying he isn’t running for office and his show isn’t a rally – fair enough, but only partially so.
Maher may not be running for office but his show is in essence a Maher rally, it is entirely political.
He knows it, you know it.
Maher might also contend that his show is his “house”, and in a way it is, but it’s also a televised public venue, and Maher doesn’t reside there, do the maintenance, mow the lawn, change the light bulbs, broadcast from his actual living room, or pay the property taxes.
There’s never been a time when it has been as important as it is now to speak up, the manner in which that is done will be as diverse as there are individuals with opinions.
In the exercise of that right what is condemned in one should not be condoned in another – it isn’t “ a wash” because others have done it.
I’m a believer at some point in returning like for like – if someone treats you well return in like measure, if they don’t, give the same in return or lay down because they will take it as permission to run over you.
But I also believe there is more than one way to defuse a situation, the first isn’t necessarily to promote violence, and it may be best to attempt to exercise a different approach.
And this : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew25BrkBrUc