Right now, especially after the cancellation of “Roseanne” - Roseanne Barr has become a martyr - but many people on both sides of the political and ideological aisle are now calling for a much larger ploy to restrict the First Amendment.
As a Trump supporter, and a fan of Roseanne Barr, of course, I'm furious with her termination, let's make that clear before we go any further.
What I'm not supportive of, however, is the desire to see liberals, despite the fact that I despise the majority of those people, terminated for their rights to free speech either.
The United States of America was founded upon the values of one word, and that one word describes the entirety of our society: <i>Liberty</i>.
Every liberty that you enjoy as an American is currently under attack, and while it's nine-times-out-of-ten the Democratic Party attempting to restrict your liberty, you have to understand that they're only the <i>useful idiots</i> of a much larger plan.
Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” is absolutely being applied to today's society, and the liberal montage of desperation has backed Americans into a corner, especially patriots who support President Trump, <i>but that's part of the plan</i>, and most Americans don't realize it.
Roseanne's termination was wrong, in my opinion.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Roseanne shouldn't have been fired<br><br>Period<br><br>Roseanne shouldn't have been canceled<br><br>Period<br><br>You start calling for liberals to lose their jobs over a joke though?<br><br>Guess who's next<br><br>(Hint : Grab A Mirror)</p>— Courtney T - @IWillRedPillU (@IWillRedPillU) <a href="https://twitter.com/IWillRedPillU/status/1002242028816781312?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 31, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Yes, a business can terminate any employee at any given time, it's their right. In the workplace, they can also influence the types of rules put in place for employees to follow, which could limit the First Amendment.
This is no different than NFL players kneeling on the football field, and none of us supported their anti-American sentiment.
That being said, Roseanne tweeted a joke, and whether you agree with the joke or not, that's her right as an American.
She did it in her personal time. It's her personal life. We also haven't seen her contract, and we have no idea what she's obligated to follow per that contract.
If there's nothing in her contract that says her off-studio behavior is subject to being terminated for its reflectiveness on ABC as a company, or their parent company Disney? She should sue over the termination.
The difference between what Roseanne tweeted and the behavior of other employees of ABC is clear: she acted in her personal life, and many of those people have done despicable things while on-the-air.
Jimmy Kimmel sexually assaulted multiple women in an unfunny skit on his show, which we'll show you below.
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This isn't free speech. This is sexual assault, based upon the unwarranted sexual harassment of women. Was Jimmy Kimmel fired for this? No.
Jimmy Kimmel has also previously engaged in “black-face,” an obviously racist skit which by today's standards is not accepted by society.
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Now, as tasteless as Jimmy Kimmel’s “black-face” skit is, he's still employed by ABC. That's an example of free speech. I don't like it, but it is.
However, when terminating Roseanne Barr, ABC claimed that it was based upon alleged racism. So we must point out the double-standard. This is the only right thing to do.
“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” said Channing Dungey, the President of ABC Entertainment.
Clearly, they didn't feel the same about Jimmy Kimmel, and there's no denying his actions were far worse, <i>and they happened on the air.</i>
Anyone saying there isn't a biased double-standard is lying to you. It's real. Liberals get a free pass.
That doesn't mean we try and get them fired for their free speech though. That's wrong. We showcase the bias. You will hear me say this multiple times.
Even Roseanne's taken agency terminated their representation of the star.
“We are all greatly distressed by the disgraceful and unacceptable tweet from Roseanne Barr this morning,” ICM Partners said in a statement Tuesday. “What she wrote is antithetical to our core values, both as individuals and as an agency. Consequently, we have notified her that we will not represent her. Effective immediately, Roseanne Barr is no longer a client.”
I still wouldn't want to see <i>anyone</i> fired for their free speech, unless they're contractually obligated to following a specific behavior, but again, Roseanne's personal Twitter account is exactly that, nor do we know the terms of her contract.
She's apologized, and that really should have been the end of it. ABC lost nearly 25 million viewers, and even Roseanne asked that her fans not to boycott the network as a result.
Surely she's upset, and rightfully so. I feel for her right now. This is an emotionally-charged time for her, the cast, and everyone who worked on the show.
She's also right to point out the hypocrisy of her termination. I'd love to see her fight back in some way, and if she chooses to continue another project elsewhere I'll watch her.
In fact, I think that her joke wasn't really intended to be racist. I don't believe that it was. She was comparing the obviously strange looks of the Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett to that of a hybrid planet of the Apes character. We all get it, she absolutely resembles one of those characters.
The race wasn't meant to be the undertones of her joke. Liberals turned it into this, and sure I can see how it would be perceived as such, but I just don't believe that was her intention.
It was a joke.
This has prompted enormous retaliation from Trump supporters who rightfully want to showcase the hypocrisy of the left.
Some, however, are allowing themselves to become so emotionally wrapped up in the matter they're simultaneously calling for the termination of other stars, Liberals, based upon their tasteless words.
I disagree with any attempt to fire someone over their free speech. Find a basis to attack them outside of free speech, because the First Amendment must be protected.
You see, in everyone becoming offended by the speech of a person, were creating a massive society of social justice warrior ideals.
Freedom of speech is not something that Americans should allow to become debatable, or restricted in any way, outside of the First Amendment.
<h3>Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.</h3>
My concerns remain, however, that this plan to obstruct and limit the First Amendment is being played out in today's society by manipulating the emotions of both sides of the American political spectrum.
If we're not careful, we insinuate that there are consequences for free speech in your personal life as per your career. The two are absolutely meant to be separate.
If you say that your employer should have the right to fire a person based upon their personal life's comments, then you're essentially saying that no American with a job or career has the right to free speech.
Now there's controversy surrounding Samantha Bee and her TBS show Full Frontal, where she called Ivanka Trump a “Feckless Cunt”.
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That argument still stands. Yes, it's tasteless. Yes, it's rude. Did the TBS producers of Full Frontal approve this script? Is it okay for Samantha Bee to make this kind of joke?
Yes. It is. Freedom of speech applies to comedy. Calling someone a “Cunt” isn't a violation of the First Amendment.
However, this boils down to the policies of the TBS network. If they decide it's not okay, then Samantha Bee will be fired.
This has even prompted the White House to respond to the statements of Samantha Bee, with Press Secretary Sarah Sanders calling out her statements.
“The language used by Samantha Bee last night is vile and vicious. The collective silence by the left and its media allies is appalling,” Sanders said in a statement.
Sarah Sanders is right, it was disgusting. Just because we dislike it though, it's not cometh G that should be censored.
Comedians should be able to make jokes that offend you. This is America.
Redd Foxx, Dave Chappelle, George Carlin, Richard Pryor, and many other great comedians could say offensive jokes and in today's society, they'd be without a job.
I'm not okay with shutting down free speech.
None of this is relevant to Roseanne’s termination. I love her as a person, as an actress, and I adored her show.
We're not benefitting by silencing others though. We do benefit by pointing out the hypocrisy of ABC in allowing some of the behavior I've shown above, and then only firing Roseanne Barr.
That's how you win.
Careful as to not fall victim to the “Rules for Radicals,” as I warned.
<b>RULE 1:</b> <i>“Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from two main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood.</i>
<b>RULE 2:</b> <i>“Never go outside the expertise of your people.” It results in confusion, fear, and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone.</i>
<b>RULE 3:</b> <i>“Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety, and uncertainty.</i>
<b>RULE 4:</b> <i>“Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.</i>
<b>RULE 5:</b> <i>“Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.</i>
<b>RULE 6:</b> <i>“A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” They’ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They’re doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones.</i>
<b>RULE 7:</b> <i>“A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” Don’t become old news.</i>
<b>RULE 8:</b> <i>“Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new.</i>
<b>RULE 9:</b> <i>“The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.” Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist.</i>
<b>RULE 10:</b> <i>“If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because of the public sympathizes with the underdog.</i>
<b>RULE 11:</b> “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.” Never let the enemy score points because you’re caught without a solution to the problem.</i>
<b>RULE 12:</b> <i>Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.</i>
Realize and understand that this is what's happening. This is the plan. They use “divide and conquer,” and play on your emotions to try and further tear away our freedoms and the liberty we love as Americans.
What happened to Roseanne was wrong. It doesn't mean we allow it to happen to others, even our own enemies.
I'll leave you with an important explanation of the First Amendment and the threats to its existence from the left.
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Think long and hard before you're willing to give that up.
It's too important to lose.
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