Thursday, June 1, 2017

Going Too Far


In case it hasn’t been clear from prior posts, let me state for the record the official position of I’m So Glad My Suffering Amuses You:


Donald Trump is a moron.


Donald Trump is a liar, a dishonest person of questionable character and suspect ethics. Donald Trump is a babbling man-baby who probably should not be allowed to be a school crossing guard, let alone President of the United States.


Donald Trump is incompetent and vastly unsuited to occupy the White House and the Oval Office.


To summarize: Donald Trump is a moron.

If you can't figure it out, I don't like Donald Trump.

And it's a sentiment shared by many others.

But....

In our collective appalled state that Donald Trump is the President and our expressions of disgust in response, there is the concept of going too far.

Like Kathy Griffin did.

Griffin is a comedian with a rep for pushing boundaries of good taste and good sense. Just ask Anderson Cooper, the CNN anchor who has been on the receiving end of Kathy's shenanigans on CNN's New Year's Eve broadcasts for a decade now. But when pushing boundaries is what you do and part of your image, there is a need to push farther, the find out how far is too far.

Kathy Griffin found it.. in the form of her holding a bloody decapitated head that looks like Donald Trump's head.

Yes, Donald Trump is a moron but really?  A bloody decapitated head that looks like Donald Trump's head? Really, Kathy? Come on! 

Yes, Donald Trump is a reprehensible life form who is a disgrace to the office of President, an embarrassment to this nation and completely repugnant to the rest of the planet! We must stand up and give voice to our resistance! We must shine bright with the light of our dreams and aspirations and our better nature.

A bloody decapitated head that looks like Donald Trump's head? That is the weapon of our enemy, a weapon of fear and hate. Their weapons should not be our weapons. We can be better than that. We MUST be better than that.

Kathy Griffin has apologized; it was a joke that went too far and wasn't really funny. But it's already cost her; CNN has cut ties with the comedian; she will no longer co-host CNN's New Year's Eve show.

And she's given ammunition to Trump and his enablers. The next time Trump does something stupid and disrespectful, we will be reminded, "Hey, what about that time Kathy Griffin held up a bloody decapitated head that looked like Donald Trump's head?"


Going too far. As Trump tramples on the American dream with each passing day, it may seem wrong to say there is such a thing as going too far. But in any war, there are limits, there have to be.


What good is it to obtain victory at the loss of our souls.


Everyone, be good to one another.





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