Double Standard

I don’t care what side of the political spectrum you are on. I don’t care what your views are about a certain topic. You are certainly entitled to whatever you believe. That’s a part of why we formed this country in the first place. And just because I believe one way, doesn’t mean I’m always right…although I’d argue that I am. And that’s ok. What’s not ok in this country?

Double standards.

They are all over the place. They’re in politics, where the rich and famous seem to literally get away with murder, while some ordinary Joe gets the death penalty. They’re in religion, where if you happen to be a leader of a church in one religion, violence and abuse are tolerated. If you happen to be a leader of a church in another religion, you are dealt with entirely differently.

And it happens in entertainment. If you are liberal and gay, you are dealt with one way, and if you’re conservative, you’re dealt with another. This is the tale of the entertainment double standard.

One one side you’ve got Jussie Smollett, who is a star on the Fox TV show, “Empire”. He’s liberal, and he’s gay. And though it hasn’t been proven yet, the accusation is that he paid some goons to beat him up while they were wearing a Make America Great Again hat. He’s turned himself in to police, and he’s been charge with a crime over the incident. So far, Smollett hasn’t lost his job with Empire.

On the other side you’ve got Roseanne Barr. She was the star of the surprise summer hit last summer, the reboot of “Roseanne”, that had basically the same cast as they had when the show first aired in 1988 through 1997. In case you forgot, Roseanne tweeted that Valerie Jarrett, Bobo Obama’s unpaid, unsolicited, unqualified adviser, was compared to a monkey. She was unceremoniously fired, even after apologizing. The reason? Well, it was rather blatant what she said (although I found it humorous), and she espoused the values of Donald Trump on her show. By the way, they tried to reboot the show without her, and it failed miserably.

Can you see the double standard? My question is, why did ABC fire Roseanne over her comment, which she apologized for, and Fox has not (yet) fired Smollett over his incident, which I really view as much more flagrant and damaging.

If the left wants to have power in this country, they need to adopt the mantra that “All men are created equal”, and I don’t use that in a gender-based form. EVERYBODY must face the same music. If you’re going to investigate Donald Trump, you most certainly should be investigating Hillary Clinton. If you’re going to fire Roseanne Barr, you should certainly fire Jussie Smollett. To not do those things is to create a separate class in our society whereby anything goes for them, but not for us. That’s called “justice for some”, and last I knew it was unconstitutional.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

6 thoughts on “Double Standard

  1. The reason Roseanne was vilified and Jussie Smollett wasn’t, was because of “intersectionality”.

    The definition of which is: “the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage.”

    Bottom Line; Roseanne is white, she’s a woman, and she espoused the views of Donald Trump. Smollett was black, gay, and anti-Trump. He wins, she loses!

    For GOD and Country

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