By Karen Kataline — karenkataline.com
”CREATIVES” WHO PRIDED THEMSELVES ON THINKING “OUTSIDE THE BOX” ARE NOW THE FIRST ONES TO TRY TO PUT YOU IN THAT BOX.
Hollywood Director Terry Gilliam recently had the temerity to say he’s ‘tired’ of white men being blamed for everything that is wrong in the world.”
Predictable gasps are still being heard from Hollywood, Washington, and the Leftist Media establishment as they plot to destroy his career, his reputation and his life.
We’ve watched this pattern again and again. The more breathlessly the sanctimonious Left claims offense, the more likely they are guilty of precisely that offense.
On the heels of the Gilliam moment, we have a “Gervais moment.” Ricky Gervais is currently the toast of flyover country for his scathing rebuke of Hollywood hypocrisy at The Golden Globe Awards.
Many of us had stopped watching those self-congratulatory lecture-fests a long time ago, but the video of his opening monologue is everywhere. If you haven’t seen it yet, take a look. It’s a delicious, belated Christmas present.
In a country that has stood as a beacon to the rights and traditions of free expression, it has been heartbreaking to see how much courage is required by an individual these days, simply to tell the truth as he or she sees it. Of course, that’s only if it doesn’t comport with Leftist orthodoxy. If you tout hate for history, Donald Trump, Conservatives (you know the list) or for America, you get free reign—even to the point of pummeling a 14-year-old kid wearing a MAGA hat on a subway train.
How did we get here? While we were doing other things, America became the land of the freely offended and the home of the brave new world—where the same “creatives” who formerly prided themselves on thinking “outside the box” are now the first ones to try put you in that box.
With the New Year, it looks like that caldron of hypocrisy has finally begun to boil over. In preparation for a raucus and rowdy election year, Americans are itching for a major comeuppance –from Barr, and from Durham, from McConnell and from Nunes, from Dancer, and Prancer, and of course, from one of the all-time greatest in the comeuppance business, Donald Trump.
The Left has cheered our enemies and trashed our country one too many times and it looks like everyday Americans are ready for the fight.
Is this the beginning of a trend? If it isn’t, we can help make it one. Let’s congratulate Gilliam and Gervais and start telling our own truth louder and more often than ever. As we grow the numbers of those who defy the speech bullies we’ll get that pendulum swinging back toward freedom and the Rule of Law faster than ever.
Just like those gym commercials that are so abundant this time of year. Speaking up and telling the truth is like a muscle. Use it or lose it.