An infamous Matt Lauer celebrity roast reveals that our self-appointed “betters” are misogynistic, racist, homophobic, hate-filled vulgarians.
They lecture us about how bad our guns are, even as they live in gated communities and surround themselves with armed guards. They lecture us about climate change, consigning us to crowded buses and to houses that are either punishingly hot or cold, even as they own several supersized houses and jet from one high-end venue to another. They insist on open borders that allow in millions of illiterate, low-skill migrants and refugees, even as they hold professional jobs that immigrants cannot undercut and live in sequestered neighborhoods that allow immigrants in only to clean the house and mow the lawn. They foist socialized medicine on us knowing that, when their own health is at risk, they’ll get the best privatized care.
Moreover, in a way especially relevant to this post, they lecture us on their values: We are evil if we do not support a woman’s unlimited right to commit infanticide. We are evil if we don’t jettison our belief that marriage is a religious covenant intended for one man and one woman. We are evil if we believe that there are two sexes — male and female — rather than the constantly escalating number of gender identities that can change from day to day or even hour to hour. We are evil if we believe that parents should have a say in their children’s lives, rather than allowing schools and government officials to make decisions for our children about sex, gender identity, and goodness knows what else. And of course, we are evil if we believe that America is good and, despite its imperfections, an exceptional nation.
As far as Leftist celebrities are concerned, those of us who disagree with them about matters both social and political are brainless, hate-filled mouth-breathers. They work hard, every single day, to try to control us by subjecting us to maximum government oversight. Only in that way can the world can be turned over to the goodness, light, and tremendous moral sense and compassion that each Leftist celebrity embodies.
I do not intended in this post to offer substantive arguments on any of these issues. Those of you familiar with my blog know that I have addressed all of them at length in past posts. Instead, I want to give you some insight into the values that characterize these people who believe themselves to be our “betters.”
To do that, I’m going to take you back, back, back . . . to 2008. That was the year that 1,900 beautiful people from Hollywood, Washington, D.C., and New York gathered for a friendly, non-televised Matt Lauer celebrity roast. The roast, which The Village Voice wrote about contemporaneously, is in the news today because it was filled with jokes about Matt Lauer’s sexual activities. It therefore proves what we’ve all known about the sex scandal accusations leveled at Leftist men; namely, that everyone knew.
If I were Lauer’s defense counsel, I would argue that these jokes prove nothing beyond the fact that, for whatever reason, Lauer’s sex life was the subject of much joshing amongst his friends. Indeed, they might have made the jokes to highlight that, in a socially liberal environment, he was a prudish model of rectitude who respected his marriage vows. What better way to embarrass someone than to touch upon a subject he likes to leave alone?
But I’m not Matt Lauer’s attorney (thank God) and I’m not interested in whether the jokes prove or disprove that “everyone knew” he was a sexual predator. What I find interesting about the jokes at the roast is the way they reveal the celebrities’ qualities as human beings. It turns out that our holier-than-thou, self-righteous, endlessly hectoring, sensitive, ethically tuned-in “betters” are, in fact, racist, sexist, homophobic, hate-filled, and obscene. Being too near them stains ones soul.
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