In the chilling aftermath of a Hollywood actor’s graceless descension into a Himalayan crevasse after failing to navigate the concept of decency on the precarious South Col, what tattered shards of decency are left within the soul of the former star of Taxi Driver are marooned on the desolate Isle of grating hypocrisy.
To the implacable detractors of everything Trump and minions to ceaseless and pretentious hate dolled out in noxious and convenient packets of political posturing, the profanity laden tirade of De Niro towards the President at the Tony Awards, was the stuff of legends and a rally cry for the burgeoning “five minutes of hate”.
As radicals and reactionists tend to talk out the side of their gulag collective mouth, the idea of karma and an “eye for an eye”, seems to only apply if one subscribes to a particular perspective or ideology. Anything outside of the minuscule Venn diagram is simply categorized as “offensive, “bigoted”, “sexual harassment”, “white male”, “white male”, “something”, “something,”, “impeach”.
Not surprisingly, the knee-jerk reaction by the arts community to a Trump supporting unveiling a flag in the audience during a performance of “A Bronx Tale” Saturday night, was less than favorable, according to Fox News. The comments in response to the “Keep America Great!” flag include the terms “politicize”, “scumbag”, “disrespectful”, and “racism”.
The million dollar question is, where was the ire from organizers and audience members of the Tony Awards describing De Niro’s meltdown in tainting an entire show with inappropriate language that was not censored in reaching 30% of the viewing audience? What about the decision of cast members of “Hamilton” to display blatant disrespect for VP Pence, and the tidal waves of “boos” from the majority of the audience? As the theater is based on pushing the norms and a supposed myriad of viewpoints, the community getting bent out of shape for a simple act of retaliation against intolerance, is quite telling.
That’s right, deploy a scornful tactic only when it’s convenient. There exists no wrong and zero accountability, when an extremist believes they are right.
Read the Fox News story here.