Joy Behar, Bill Maher and Kathy Griffin are some of the comics that come to mind that will say and / or do some truly heinous things when it comes to the topic of President Trump and those who support him. What makes it reprehensible is the way they will sometimes assert the idea that, “…they’re only joking” when they cross the line of good taste and a respectful regard for the highest office in the free world.
It’s a cheap way to avoid having to take any responsibility for the things that you say. Still, it can be very effective when your audience tends to be like minded.
Even at the Tony awards when Robert De Niro got on the mike and said, “F… Trump.” He got a standing ovation…
In the end, they’re performers, right? To what extent should we take them seriously? Or, how should we respond when they do step over the line and then defend themselves by suggesting they were “only joking?”
I came across this yesterday:
Like a maniac shooting flaming arrows of death is one who deceives their neighbor and says, “I was only joking!” (Prov 26:18-19)
That’s their response, but…
- They’re not joking. They’re using their platform to advance a godless agenda that seeks to redefine our country according to a paradigm where the only Absolute they’re willing to acknowledge is the absolute of one’s self
- They use the mantra of “Everyone has the right to be happy” to suggest that everyone has the authority to define what is right and what is wrong
- They scream “freedom of speech” when they’re made to answer for their actions, yet the denounce the very thing that gives them the right to free speech by saying the Constitution was written by a bunch of racists
- They make a point of evaluating a system by the way it’s abused, they condemn a man for exhibiting character flaws that are somehow completely excused and even applauded when they’re evident in their own champions and while members of their political team are selling uranium to the Russians, they have the gall to be indignant when the very ones they are equipping with nuclear resources are supposedly tampering with political Facebook content
Their rhetoric is a tangled ball of belligerent hypocrisy, intentional immorality and a godless lack of personal responsibility.
They are maniacs shooting flaming arrows of death…
And they’re not fooling anybody except the ones that are standing up and applauding.