Friday, November 17, 2017

Celebrity Sex Allegations - The New 'Moral Panic'

A moral panic is defined in Wikipedia as a feeling of fear spread among a large number of people that some evil threatens the well-being of society. A Dictionary of Sociology defines a moral panic as "the process of arousing social concern over an issue – usually the work of Moral Entrepreneurs and the mass media".

Some past examples of moral panics that have swept the nation are:
The Salem Witch Trials
The Daycare Sex Abuse Hysteria of the 1980's & 90's
Muslim Terrorism Suspicion

Moral panics are usually spread by mainstream media in order to confuse or distract from larger or more tangible issues.  The tell-tale signs of a moral panic are the lack of solid evidence to back up claims and allegations that arise out of seemingly nowhere yet are highly publicized as a trend. Most moral panics are also political by nature and politicians quickly seek to capitalize on the two-sided morality coin.

Some of the accused in 2017 (clockwise): Al Franken,
George Takei, Mariah Carey, Kevin Spacey
The problem with a moral panic (aside from the fact that the claims made at the height of it are generally false) is that it has a tendency to spread like wildfire to the point where all citizens of the affected nation become retaliatory against & suspicious of each other.

Although there might be some truth to the accusations at first, those same allegations can become warped over time due to our human tendency toward exaggeration, hyperbole and our inability to remember things exactly as they happened. Before long, both the accuser & the accused are caught in a vicious cycle of mutual blame with the general public not trusting either. The aggrieved parties rarely call a truce... especially when the allegations involve sexual misconduct.

As a blogger/journalist, I can't tell you that I know for certain what sex crimes have been perpetrated by the elite celebrity class which includes everyone from Donald Trump to George Takei (political opposites).  But what I can do is share the warning that we could be in the midst of a moral panic.  It seems they happen every 20-40 years like clockwork.
Clockwise: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Harvey Weinstein
& Bill Cosby have all been accused sex crimes. The crimes
that Mrs. Clinton was accused of were proven false, namely
that she supposedly operated a child sex ring out of a pizza
parlor. See also: PizzaGate
Some things to keep in mind during a potential moral panic:
  • Are you making accusations based on rational proof?
  • Are you contributing to events that have nothing to do with you?
  • Are you making assumptions based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or politics?
  • How devastating would it be if you were proven wrong?
  • Is there another issue going on that you should be paying attention to?

Friday, December 9, 2016

Mark Burnett of "The Apprentice" Fame Was Also The Racist Who Did This:

Hmmm... Doesn't Satan look familiar here?

For Shame, Mark Burnett, For Shame...

The History Channel has some made some mistakes in the past but few come close to this one.  Mark Burnett came under fire when he elected to have Jesus played by a blonde-haired, blue-eyed white guy in his miniseries The Bible.

But the travesty (and historical inaccuracy) didn't end there.

"Satan" was actually played by a doppelganger for Obama!

Mark Burnett (a Trump supporter) says he felt powerless to do anything about the casting... But he was the shows only producer.

Now, he is co-producing another season of The Apprentice with Donald Trump himself... KellyAnne Conway, spokeswoman for the President-elect, says that what the President wants to do in his "spare time" should be up to him!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Meet Some of Donald Trump's Most "Deplorable" Supporters

From David Duke to the Orlando Face-Eater, Trump's Support Base Is Indeed Deplorable

Hillary Clinton has walked back a statement she made about half of Donald Trump's supporters belonging to a #BasketOfDeplorables, but it is the opinion of this editor that Hillary was not wrong for her remarks.

As a few examples, I'd like to present a handy reference list:

1. David Duke - KKK leader and failed Republican Presidential candidate. Current Senate candidate and Trump "non-racism" endorser.

2. Sarah Palin - The controversial former Republican vice-presidential candidate who infamously drew cross-hair targets on a map of Democratic campaign districts including the one belonging to Gabby Giffords, who was later shot in the head by a crazed gun-rights supporter. Palin's tweet to introduce the crosshairs map was "Don't retreat, re-load!"

3. The Orlando Face-Eater - The young wrestler and mass-murderer who stands accused of having literally chewed on the flesh of an innocent man in his garage.  Austin Harrouff was wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat from the Trump campaign.

4. The NRA - They've spent millions on the Trump campaign and there's no sign that they're slowing down.  The NRA also notoriously committed funds to defending murderers like George Zimmerman.

5. Confederate Flag-Wavers - Of course, they don't want you to view it as a symbol of slavery, but that's exactly what it is.

6. The "Alt-Right" Antisemites and Racists - These people are exactly what they say they are... Believe them the first time!

7. Violent, Confrontational Rally-Goers - There are almost too many of these to mention, but we'll give it a go. Let's start with Staff Sgt. Tony Pettway.  But never forget the "Screaming Trump Roid Freak" either...

8. Sheriff Joe Arpaio - This is the guy who created the concentration camps for brown-skinned people out in the hot Arizona sun... He further chose to make his victims wear pink underwear and pink handcuffs to emasculate and humiliate them. He also faces criminal charges of his own stemming from wrongful arrests.

9. Vladimir Putin - There is no question that the most hateful homophobic leader in the semi-free world is a Trump supporter... But they seem to be members of a mutual admiration society together. Former KGB himself, Putin has had people killed, tortured, jailed and otherwise silenced.

10. Orly Taitz - This woman is crazy in HD... She is probably the 2nd most insane racist conspiracy theorist to ever be taken seriously by the Republican Party.  None of her nutty theories have ever panned out or contained an ounce of truth, but that doesn't stop her... and it never stopped Donald Trump from latching on to her birtherism either.

11. Alex Jones - Jones is the scummiest of all anti-government conspiracy theorists.  He claims that tragedies like the Sandy Hook school shooting are all either fake or perpetrated by "liberals". I could go on and on about this, as I have in the past, but all it takes is a quick browse of his site "InfoWars" and the picture comes together.

12. Jennifer Carroll - The former Florida Deputy Governor who was fired for creating scam charities where the money was supposed to go to veterans but rather ended up lining her pockets.

13. Vladimir Zhirinovsky - He's Russia's most powerful fascist... literally.  He's completely racist and anti-semitic.  Even Pat Buchanan had the sense to reject Zhirinovsky's endorsement back in 1996... But not Donald Trump.  Trump has accepted the endorsement from this self-avowed Communist and hater of Jews.

14. David Vitter - This Louisiana Senator has always used the term "family values" like a political weapon against his opponents.  He won his first political race by accusing his opponent of having gambled at a Casino in the past.  That's why it's less than ironic that he's a "family values nightmare" within the Republican Party.  Disrespecting women seems to flow in Vitter's blood. Everything from employing men who attack their girlfriends with knives to hiring prostitutes and being one of only two Senators who voted against Hillary Clinton's nomination as Secretary of State.

15. Ann Coulter - Her despicableness is only matched by her lust for attention.  She says racist, untrue things with a straight face and a grating laugh.  Some of her greatest hits include: "Americans should be more afraid of Mexicans than they are of ISIS" and "Jews need to be perfected in the eyes of God".

16. Michael Savage - Another rabid racist and homophobe.  He has told callers to his radio show that they should "Get AIDS and die" (presumably for being gay).  He also says absurd things like "Marijuana is the most dangerous of all drugs" and  "Soldiers with PTSD are cry-babies who need to stop belly-aching about their depression just so they can skip work and collect a government check."

17. Scott Baio -  Trump's oh-so-classy celebrities include Dennis Rodman (who hangs out with America-hating dictators like Kim Jong Un), Gary Busey (who is literally insane), and Theresa Giuduci (who is a felon convicted of mail fraud, wire fraud, falsifying loan applications, bank fraud and bankruptcy fraud).  But Baio deserves the dishonorable mention here for calling Hillary Clinton a "C*NT" on twitter... Stay classy, Chachi...

18. Phyllis Schlafly - The late leader of the anti-feminist crusades of the 1970's. She's best known for challenging rape victims by blaming them for their own victimization and fighting marriage equality.  Her endorsement of Donald Trump created a fracture in the Eagle Forum.  It was even more controversial than the time she said: “The atomic bomb is a marvelous gift that was given to our country by a wise God.”

19. Dinesh D'Souza - Another criminal who has repeatedly found himself in court for everything from slander to campaign finance fraud.  "Mr. D’Souza has weaknesses in controlling his own impulses and that he is prone to anger in reaction to criticism," said one judge as he was ordered to see a psychiatrist.  D'Souza likely suffers from schizophrenia and paranoid delusions.  He is part of the racist "birther" movement attacking President Obama.

20. The Ugandan Genocide Proponents - While the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer has NOT endorsed Trump, it seems everyone around him has.  Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council has been plugging Trump all along.  It is important to note that Hillary Clinton cut ties with The Foundation and National Prayer Breakfast in order to lobby against the impending anti-LGBT genocide laws being proposed.  Scott Lively, the anti-gay activist who started the fascist fervor in Uganda, is already referring to Donald as "President Trump".