Friday, June 2, 2017

An Editorial: I Understand, Kathy

Yes, I am in all probability one of a very, very few people going against the current flap over Kathy Griffin's photograph.  That one.  It certainly is not fun being the public pinata of the day.  It was also NOT a joke, in spite of her profession as comedienne.  It was an editorial statement -- much like the vile editorial "cartoons" which are published against Muslims in our nation's newspapers.  These have been in all probability a part of the anti-Islamic violence which has been perpetuated against innocent people.  Yes, there are Terrorist cells in this country; but, there are far more innocent people who are victims who have been targeted because of their religion, sometimes egged on by these very images.  Are these artists castigated and fired for their Free Speech?  They are not.  Free Speech is guaranteed to us in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  Yes, she made us uncomfortable for a few minutes; but,  Ms. Griffin cannot do anything against President Trump except show her scorn, her disgust, and, yes, her out-right hatred of him.  She is NOT a threat.  I duplicate her feelings and probably more.  I cringed when I found out the degree of utter stupidity to which the United States has fallen.  The fact that we have elected criminals should tell us that (as well as having them in unelected advisorship roles).  I do not use pretty language anymore (I learned all my cuss words while an officer in the US Air Force, including remote duty in South Korea.)  I'll not be harassed by any MAN who dares to say I'm not nice enough or diplomatic.  These have failed or did you not get the memo?