Thursday, June 21, 2018
Amazingly and sadly - some on the left probably will praise the disgusting things Peter Fonda said about the president's family and about some of the folks working for President Trump. Certainly you do not hear many, on the left, condemning Fonda's calls for violence against Donald Trump's family or his administration (they are silent just like those of a certain group who keep mum when others of their group rape, torture, crucify, kill people of different groups).
You know, in all eight years that Obama was president, eight years that I was disgusted by our president and his evident lack of respect for the Constitution, for our laws and for America, I never once recall wishing him or his family that type of harm or wanting to kill him or anyone in his administration. Yes, I despised him or at least his politics and his apparent lack of respect for our country but there was a difference between how I expressed my feelings and thoughts as opposed to how many on the left do likewise to express themselves politically. I did so in a more or less civil manner - too many leftists do it like intolerant, berserk, violence loving maniacs. As a matter of fact - if you think about it - there were nowhere nearly as many on the right wishing President Obama or his family violence as there are those on the left who frequently wish harm upon President Trump, his family and the members of his administration. Heck, there were not even nearly as many on the right who used foul language to describe President Obama as there are on the left who incessantly use such to deride President Trump. That despite the fact that most on the right could not stand President Obama and his policies just as much as those on the left cannot tolerate President Trump. Somehow though, most on the right tolerated President Obama, his family and administration members along with his ultra-leftist politics and his seeming lack of respect for our nation all without calling for violence against them. Yes, those on the right, for the great part, exhibited tolerance.
Tolerance - there it is - the code word of the left - the word used by them over and over and over again - the ideal they preach each and every day and shove into the faces of those who do not agree with them. Still though, it is the ideal that they most certainly do not live by unless they mean tolerance of others with like minds - those with leftist whacko ideals. Why are their voices not now demanding that Peter Fonda exercise tolerance for President Trump and his family? Why are they not going batshit crazy just as they did when the racist comment made by Roseanne Barr came out (and note she did not wish terrible violence upon anyone yet the leftists wanted her career ruined for comparing a person's lineage to apes and Muslims). Yes, what she said was disgusting let alone probably meant to be racist but nowhere in what she said did she call for violence as did Fonda. After all, ripping a child away from its mother would surely entail violence. Then placing that child into a cage full of pedophiles (1) as Fonda allegedly had called for, well you can imagine that and it is not pretty. What he said, I think, was disgustingly vile and beyond belief.
Fonda evidently did not stop there. Not only did Fonda seemingly wish criminal violence on a child, he also allegedly called for it outright against some who work under President Trump such as his reported tweet for Kristjen Nielsen to be put into a cage and poked at by passersby. There reportedly was also the call for her to be stripped naked, put in a pillory and whipped while being filmed (2). He reportedly also made contemptible statements presumably about Sarah Sanders and her children (3). Now you might think all that would get a very condemning response from they who preach tolerance on the left but here is the reported response from Nancy Sinatra: "Say how you really feel, Blues baby" followed by a heart emoji. " (4). Yes, she was seems to have been tolerant but of Fonda and his terrible hate mongering tweets as opposed to tolerance for the other side.
Not only is Nancy Sinatra seemingly being tolerant of Peter Fonda's violence strewn rants but so too it seems is Sony Pictures Classics who are supposed to be releasing the movie Boundaries, this Friday, in which Peter Fonda has a part. While they reportedly called his tweets "abhorrent, reckless and dangerous" (5) they also reportedly expressed tolerance for Fonda and what he said as evident in this quote from a NY Time article, tolerant because they said they do not plan to cancel the release of the movie: "“We condemn them completely,” the statement went on. “It is important to note that Mr. Fonda plays a very minor role in the film. To pull or alter this film at this point would unfairly penalize the filmmaker Shana Feste’s accomplishment, the many actors, crew members and other creative talent that worked hard on the project.” "(6). It is always easy to make excuses for why you do not take action against your own kind if you stand to profit for making those excuses.
I wonder why no one was so tolerant when Roseanne Barr made her vile tweet - one that did not include calls for violent acts to be committed against several people as did Fonda's! Does it have anything to do with politics such as Roseanne having voted for Trump and Fonda being an abject leftist calling for violent acts against those on the right - even against their children - and that being tolerable to other leftists? You can bet it does, at least I would make that bet, because from what I have heard and seen that seemingly is the way of the majority on the left - tolerance for their own kind and contempt for all else.
Now, I will give Fonda this - he apologized. The thing is though, unless you are apologizing to a saint who can forgive all, you cannot apologize fast or well enough for statements like those. Once they are tweeted - and the target of them sees them - the damage already has been done. To all this I say - fuck Peter Fonda and the horse he rode in on - or better yet let the horse fuck him! Only kidding folks, I would never wish that on the horse. Then again, even I would not really wish that on someone like Peter Fonda merely for being an asshole on Twitter but I could understand how some might be mad enough to do so. As for what I, and you, can do in response to those tweets by Fonda: I will never knowingly watch a movie in which he appears, nor will I knowingly use products he endorses (at least not if there is a reasonable alternative). In my eyes he is a piece of dog excrement and that is on his best day and that is his own fault for the most part. Most assuredly, the mantra of the left - tolerance only for other leftists - has been embedded in his brain because of him willingly associating with others on the left. I guess though maybe it is not all his fault - being an asshole seems to me to run in his family so maybe it's unavoidably in his genes.
All the best,