|One of many greedy little cowards in Hollywood|
And the bold rebels of my youth, who made millions proudly sticking a finger in the eye of American values and kicked down barriers of vulgarity, debauchery and hedonism are becoming groveling thralls of the political Left. So Eddie Murphy, who took the mantle of George Carlin, Richard Pryor and Redd Foxx and ran it down the field toward new levels of base vulgarity, insults and mockery of everyone has been cowed by the Left's favorite tool to eradicate rights: The LGBTQ movement.
I remember his groundbreaking routine Delirious. Non-believing, liberal hedonist that I was, I admit his routine was a bit much even for me. Nonetheless, I watched it, chuckled a few times, and moved on, keeping in mind Groucho Marx's old saying that anyone can be funny by being vulgar, but it takes talent to be funny and clean.
I therefore was stunned to see, around that same time, criticism of him for making fun of homosexuals. I thought heck, he made fun of everyone. What's so big about that? So what if he adds homosexuals to the long list of targets for his swear-fest insults? I mean, his whole obscenity laced screed was one giant piss over an endless list of individuals and groups. Everyone laughed, it's the 1980s when nothing is real and nothing to get hung about, being offended is for old fundie types, and who cares? So what's so special about homosexuals?
Of course going on forty years later, we now see that the LGBTQ movement is the weapon with which the Left has systematically disarmed the building blocks of liberty, freedom, free speech, religious tolerance and the essentials of the Christian Western tradition. Increasingly young people seem proud to declare they would gladly see an end to the Bill of Rights and all freedoms rather than allow someone to dare disagree with the LGBTQ movement. And increasingly we are seeing pushes to do just that.
Part of the effectiveness of this ploy is that so many - from the Russ Moores of Evangelicalism to Catholic leaders to those bold rebels of old in the Entertainment Industry like Eddie Murphy - simply are incapable or unwilling to take a stand. Saruman spoke well and nailed this generation that will gladly put an end to the 2500 year march toward a free and democratic society if it only means outlawing the right to think any other way than the LGBTQ movement dictates, lest they be deemed enemies of the same. In the old days, that was called cowardly. In my book, it still deserves to be called just that.
UPDATE: Apparently comedian Kevin Hart has joined the grovelers. I won't update this every time it happens, but I wonder. What is it about the altar of Gay that has lead us to throw all rights and liberties and freedom out the window? Why is it so singularly powerful? I realize there are many other thoughts and words nowadays that can cost you your living and livelihood, your reputation and your freedom. But there is some fluidity in most of those, and some degree of disagreement. But with Gay, there is nothing, no give, no mercy, no anything. You buck Gay, and you will come back groveling or else. Why? How has that happened, how does it continue to happen, and how is it that so many - including growing numbers of everyone - are fine with saying it would be better to burn all rights and liberties than allow someone not to agree with Gay?