MSNBC Suspends Alec Baldwin for a Slur

MSNBC Suspended Alec Baldwin for two weeks for stating the truth, but it gives him a show to do the exact opposite.  I mean he didn’t say what he did in a nice way, but none-the-less, it was the truth. Hasn’t anyone seen what goes on at the Gay Pride Parade?  Want a shock and a laugh at the same time?  Have a can of Lysol handy. Then Google, Gay+Pride+Parade.  Then tell me if that vulgarity should to be supported, let alone protected, by society.  Those in the parade can do what they do and no one can dare call it what it is — vile and vulgar — but say what they do, and you’re in big trouble.

Isn’t it funny how life hands us the sweetest of hypocritical treats.  Being a watcher of the parade is so much more fun than being in it.  Not only do you get the comfort of sitting and watching the most feral of human beings pass before you — you get to hurl your opinions at them when they fall down.

It’s okay to be President of the United States and a pathological liar. No one seems to even care about that, but say something racist, sexist or homophobic, and the whole world will come crashing down on you.  Left and right will be wagging their finger in your face.  And I thought God was dead.  I thought morality was so old school.  Why do we even put up with this golden rule mumbo jumbo anymore? Haven’t we progressed past all that adult stuff?

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It seemed to me that the feminists, the women, the minorities, the homosexual communities, all wanted to be treated the “same.”  They all wanted to be treated as equals.  They wanted to be treated like men treat each other, like how whites treat each other, like how straight people treat each other.  They want the world to know they’re not weak, not fragile, not in need of hand outs or hand ups or crutches.  No thank you, they say, we are self-sufficient, just like you.

But pat one fanny in the office and here comes Gloria Allred to take you down.  Tell a dirty joke and here comes Human Resources.  The ladies want to fight in the foxholes but they don’t want to fight their own battles?  They want the law to protect them.  I don’t get it.

Alec2But I digress.  Let’s talk about words.  No touching at all, not even looking.  At the first sound of some syllables, weak kneed liberals find offense and worthy of a lawyer consultation or a doctor note for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), we need language police, thought police, we need someone to be the public arena referee to come rushing in and protect those with soft ears and tender sensibilities.  I thought all this was what the progressives wanted when they decided traditional values or biblical standards were out of style and prudish.

It’s so confusing.  They want to be able to use the words themselves — exclusively, kinda like a white only gold course, then to top it off they want the power of government, of law, of public opinion to come to their rescue and protect them from the dangers of these same offensive sounds, these ugly words.

Mel Gibson’s rantings were national news — partly because he is a known Catholic and conservative — but, let’s be honest, it had just as much to do with the craziness of what he said.  Alec Baldwin on the other hand is not only a baptized believer in the church of liberalism, he is one of the high priests.  He gets a couple of days off and a few rocks thrown his way and back into the money factory for him.  Bad boy!  Here’s a million dollar check.

Funny how he gets called out for his insensitive talk when all he did was state a fact about the community that wants to be treated like “normal” people and have marriage equality.  Where they too can have half their treasures taken away by a gold digger who refused commitment.

All this on the heels of some knuckle dragging sports meat heads — in both the NFL and NBA — who got in trouble for saying or Tweeting the “N” word to each other.  The duality, the arbitrariness of all this is so retarded, so laughable, so backward.  Is retarded banned?  Can I still say that…

It’s okay for blacks to call other blacks the “N” word.  It’s done in an affectionate manner.  It’s just what “they” do in the locker room or with their friends.  It’s a positive word, a term of endearment in their world.  We just don’t understand.

Us majority folk, we just don’t get it.

AlecIt’s just not cool to use the “N” word in public –or ever, for that matter — if you’re white.  Oh, unless of course you’re one of those musical genius called a rapper or comedian.  Then it is really funny and totally acceptable.  Or if you’re using it to get across a crude, mean and angry point in a movie.  It’s mimicking real life, ya know.  Only in real life you get suspended or lose your job or have your reputation trampled for using such vile language.  But other than that, it’s like “real” life.

Can we just get rid of the vile talk altogether?  Can we start shaming people for using the “F” word?  Can we start firing people for using the “F” word?  Can we start ripping people’s character apart for using foul gutter language?  Let’s start there and leave the weaker sexes, the weaker minds, the weaker races, the weaker genders to deal with their special problems and get on with returning our public arenas into places of virtue where we can all get along.

Civility starts in the heart, it starts with the individual, and out of the heart the mouth speaks.  There are no laws against such virtue and kindness and respect.  So rather than carve out all these victim groups, why don’t we collectively try to return to the values and standards that once made this nation a great and healthy family.  That starts with turning off MSNBC. Stop listening to the likes of Alec Baldwin, no matter how funny he might be, and start holding everyone you come in contact with accountable to the highest standards of public decency and virtue, not the lowest.

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David Whitley

David is a deacon at his local church and a perpetual student of religion, politics and American history. Author, speaker, blogger, David lives in Southern California with his wife and their three children. You can follow him on Twitter @cogitarus or online at He's available for speaking engagements upon request.

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