There have been two big stories in the media recently, both of which have raised social issues. The first is the tale of a Hollywood actor/director named Kevin Smith who was thrown off a Southwest Airlines flight for being too fat. Southwest has specific guidelines for overweight passengers that the captain of the flight may enforce at his discretion.
The second is the emergence from seclusion of golfer Tiger Woods who got caught in a sex scandal and who then made an apologetic statement.
Problem is that these guys are relatively insignificant figures in our culture except that they are famous. And that is the problem. We have elevated some pretty low and inconsequential people to some pretty high stations, and that is the crux of the dilemma.
After Smith was thrown off the flight, he went on the internet and cursed out the airline and created a national media stir. Yet he didn’t seem to have much self-criticism for being a glutton.
Why not? Why can’t a Hollywood narcissist like Smith just once say, “You know what? Kevin Smith is a fat slob. I should be ashamed of it. Southwest Airlines was right. I should lose 100 pounds. I apologize to Southwest.”
But no. Never. The narcissist is first and foremost a manipulator. And the first thing a narcissist does is to A) blame somebody else for their problems, hopefully a conservative entity like a private corporation (Southwest Airlines); and B) seek some advantage from his victimization, like Smith is using the incident to promote his career.
In fact gluttony is one of the Seven Deadly Sins. So do you think that that might be the reason that these leftist media elites like Smith are always seeking to draw people away from concepts of right and wrong as stated in the Seven Deadly Sins or the Ten Commandments?
Indeed. They want you to forget about the Big Picture of moral and social decency so that you gravitate to their stupid Follywood movies or to some dopey golf match. Which is what is driving our nation off a cliff. Because we are being drawn away from what is important in order to undermine our freedom.
What about Woods? Oh, there’s a real peach. A golfer… wow… we’re all impressed. The media fuss around this cad is obscene.
Woods was involved in the most promiscuous types of relationship with more than a dozen females, yet he came out ashen-faced and looking like a corpse when he made his apology statement. His delivery was stiff. His small studio audience looked like they were sitting before Saddam Hussein waiting for the news about who would be executed next.
So you wonder why Woods was never so ashamed of his behavior before. Could it be that… he was getting away with it?
Basically who really cares about Tiger Woods? He is a sleazy guy who hid his true character for years. He’s worth a billion dollars. And we are supposed to feel sorry for him?
I don’t think so. I think we all have much bigger things to think about, like maintaining our prosperity and our freedom at a time when both are under political assault from the wealthy elites like Woods and the Hollywood billionaires and all the rest of them. And maintaining our moral bearings when they are under personal assault from the same people.
The media made a big deal out of Woods’ statement. But why should we even care what Woods says in trying to redeem himself? What has Woods ever done besides entertain us? He is not some protector of our freedom, or a legendary scholar, or a leader of men in a dangerous world. He’s a golfer. Period.
But the media have built Woods into a legend. And oh, yes. Woods is half-black. So he’s a half-god. Like Obama. And it’s all done in the name of money. And all of Woods’ sycophant friends and sponsors are wrapped up in this materialistic web of money, money and more. This is part of the leftist media culture which is based in greed and materialism.
And whatever anyone on the political left can do to get more money, they will. Because despite all their verbal assaults on “the rich”, the fact is that liberals are the richest and most materialistic money-grubbers of all. Just look at the profane wealth concentrated in Hollywood and San Francisco and New York and Silicon Valley and Aspen and Santa Fe and Martha’s Vineyard and Chicago. Hardly a conservative in sight.
Woods’ apology and Smith’s war with Southwest Airlines are about one thing: Putting them in the position to profit. Don’t think for a minute that Woods cares about what he did wrong. He is looking down the road for more profit, which he can’t have until he redeems himself.
It is also instructive and hilarious to watch the feminists seething at Woods and sticking up for his cuckolded wife. These are your typical lefty witches – angry, confused pseudo-intellectuals. Because modern-day feminism is nothing but a manic-depressive psychosis where men get crucified for sexual harassment for looking sideways at a female co-worker, while females are told on the other hand that the world is one big whorehouse of sexual freedom – promiscuity, abortion, birth control, adultery, lesbianism etc.
The traditional family? Forget about it. The feminists’ liberal friends in the media and in Follywood – people like Kevin Smith – mock the traditional family every minute of every day. They disdain Christianity, strong men, our military, traditional values, motherhood, patriotism. So the feigned outrage by feminists at Woods is just so much blarney. These feminists should look at their own hideous faces in the mirror to find out about Tiger Woods. Because feminism/socialism have created cultures of amorality/immorality that allow Woods to thrive.
Socialist progressivism is devoted to legitimizing the proscriptions that contradict a decent society. And if you do not know what those proscriptions are – which would be no surprise since popular culture has marginalized them – the Seven Deadly Sins are lust, envy, gluttony, sloth, greed, anger and pride. (Note: pride means “arrogance”) while the Ten Commandments are:
“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me.
“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My Commandments.
“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
“You shall not murder.
“You shall not commit adultery.
“You shall not steal.
“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”
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