Well, let’s see. The progressives, liberals, leftists and feminists seem to actually believe – and want the rest of us to believe – that American citizens are obligated to subsidize the sex-lives of 30-year old law students at Georgetown University Law School. I don’t have much to add to this particular discussion. Mark Steyn has already summed it up quite nicely; “A society in which middle-age children of privilege testify before the most powerful figures in the land to demand state-enforced funding for their sex lives at a time when their government owes more money than anyone has ever owed in the history of the planet is quite simply nuts.” The only comment I would make is that even if we had the money it would be nuts.
What is even more bizarre is that this particular woman – who essentially did nothing but whine before a congressional panel about her “tough” life – is well on her way to secular sainthood. The President of the United States took the trouble to phone her and share encouraging words. Hey Mr. President, I’m not having such an easy time myself; I’m dealing with real life: children, family, earning a living, etc. How about a call once in a while or an invitation for a beer or a cup ‘o’ joe next time you come to Chicago? I’m just a few minutes away.
To add insult to injury we now have an article on CNN Opinion by Robin Morgan, Gloria Steinham, and Jane “Loved Hanoi” Fonda, demanding that we scrap the constitutional right to free-speech because they have been offended by a talk-radio host whose show happens to have the largest audience in the United States. They are demanding that the FCC remove Rush Limbaugh from the airways. Yes, Rush did use a bad word; instead of labeling Sandra Fluke for what she actually is: a whiney, immature brat who should grow up and take responsibility for her own actions, he called her a “slut.” We all agree, it was a very poor choice of words and he has apologized. Let’s move on, please.
Just like we moved on after Bill Maher apologized for using the most vulgar four-letter words to describe Michelle Bachman and Sarah Palin. Just like we moved on after staff writers at WOW apologized for posing for a group photograph wearing “Sarah Palin is a C***” T-shirts. Just like we moved on after ZAZZLE.com apologized for actually having those T-shirts for sale on their website. Just like we moved on after David Letterman apologized for his obscene remarks about Sarah Palin’s teenage daughter by explaining that he was talking about the 18-year old, not the 14 year old daughter. Just like we moved on after the “liberal lion, ” – and hero to feminists everywhere – Ted Kennedy, apologized for being a drunken womanizer. Just like we moved on after Bill Clinton….well, you get the idea.
The shameless hypocrisy and absolute vacuum of moral integrity that Morgan, Steinham, and Fonda display in their CNN article is enough to make one’s head explode. The only explanation I can think of for the generation of this type of stupidity is that in their “golden” years they simply have too much time on their hands. I have a great idea. Hey Jane, Gloria, and Robin…how about taking up macrame or mah-jong?
Rabbi Moshe Averick is an orthodox rabbi, a regular columnist for the Algemeiner Journal, and author of Nonsense of a High Order: The Confused and Illusory World of the Atheist. It is available on Amazon.com and Kindle. Rabbi Averick can be reached via his website.