From Hollywood to Washington DC, to grocery store "racism" to the maniacal media pundits, to a potential Chelsea Clinton presidential run, we are seeing a whole lot of crazy in the last week alone, leading me to wonder if "crazy" is now a contagious disease, or maybe we really are living in the Twilight Zone.
What got me thinking about this piece was seeing a Fox News article titled "Summertime and the media are embarrassing -- from hating America to loving Antifa," where the writer Dan Gainor, highlights a number of events that occurred in the space of a one week time frame, which included examples like New York governor Andrew Cuomo declaring that America "was never that great," to his brother, a CNN reporter Chris Cuomo publicly defending Antifa violence, and more...
In the space of one week, the press downplayed a Democrat governor saying America “was never that great” and watched as the governor’s brother/CNN anchor defended Antifa. Another CNN commentator bashed America and mocked a conservative while she told of the discrimination her disabled son faced. And former CIA director John Brennan, now an NBC national security analyst, recanted his claim that President Donald Trump committed treason and spent the week whining about losing his security clearance.
The article also dealt with the media's fascination with Omarosa Manigault Newman, and the little Democratic socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, that the DNC chairman has called the "future of our party," banning the press from a "public" event.
It is a good piece, but having come across it after a morning of browsing news and views from all over the internet, we see there is a whole lot more crazy going on.
I am beginning to think that to be part of Hollywood, without being penalized, they have to pass some type of "am I crazy & sick enough" test.
We now see that one of the leaders of the national #MeToo movement, where women starting calling out sexual misconduct against the men of Hollywood, then journalism, then tech companies, ending careers whether the women had proof or not, "secretly paid off a young male actor accusing her of sexual misconduct."
What is really whacked about this is Asia Argento was one of the first and most vocal voices to accuse movie mogul film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault.
According to a report in The New York Times, Argento paid former child actor Jimmy Bennett $380,000. Bennett claims that in 2013, a then 37-year-old Argento assaulted him in a California hotel only two months past his 17th birthday. The age of consent in California is 18.
Stone, meet glass house.
According to Hollywood Reporter: "The legal documents outlining the accusations against Argento were sent not long after she went public with her own sexual assault allegations against Weinstein. "
What makes this truly disturbing is that apparently Argento had known Bennett since he was a child, where he played the role of her son in 2004, when he was just 7 years old. Throughout the years they met up on occasion and referred to each other as mother and son on social media, according to a Daily Mail report.
'Waiting for my long lost son my love @jimmymbennett in trepidation #marinadelrey smoking cigarettes like there was no next week,' the Italian actress wrote on Instagram on May 9, 2013.
Then she invited him to her hotel, sent his chaperone away, gave him alcohol, read him her love letters before instigating sexual relations.
Moving along, other Hollywood names still think their opinions and activism should influence Americans, despite their coordinated efforts failing spectacularly in 2016 when they tried to get Hillary Clinton elected.
For example, Alyssa Milano, whose big claim to fame was her part in the TV series Charmed, has become a Second-Amendment hating gub grabbing resistance activist (who attends events with armed guards), and she is also protesting the nomination and likely confirmation of President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, by running around in a costume from the Handmaid's Tale, then proudly tweeting out a picture of herself, using the hashtags #RiseUpForRoe #WeAreNotProperty #StopKavanaugh.
Of course conservative Twitter users had a little Meme fun by replacing the sign she is holding and posting their own images in response. Those can be found at Twitchy.
This is a woman who has a profile picture of herself grabbing her own breasts.
Enough of Hollywood in this article, but if you really want to see a whole lot of crazy, scroll the timelines of Ron Perlman, Rosie O'Donnell,Debra Messing, or heck, just pick a loud-mouth resistance actor and scroll..... crazy lives large in these folks.
It has gotten to the point where anything from food to clothing to innocent statements are suddenly leading to claims of RACIST!
Well, someone on Twitter decided to randomly say "White people can’t wait to put the grocery divider on the conveyor belt at Kroger... bitch I don’t want yo raisins too close to my ramen noodles anyway."
Well, he kicked a beehive because the tweet went viral, with 267K likes and over 49K retweets, with 1.8K comments so far, and as "crazy" as it sounds, it appears that others seem to think the way those dividers are used have racial undertones.
Here are just a few random samples of this mindset.
• "Lol white people can’t stand when we find out about their little passive micro aggressive bullshit. They be like omg they know!"
• "Seemingly innocuous actions become aggressive depending on subtle body language. My guess is it’s the lack of eye contact and the frantic speed of laying down that divider."
• "Welp Paul a lot of black people have societal/generational PTSD from slavery, Jim Crow, or not even the historical context let’s just say white micro aggressive behaviors. Likeeee weaponizing police with a single phone call... orrr who knows just so many things! I mean pick."
Many did attempt to explain those dividers are offered to separate one person's purchases from another, but, hey, PTSD from slavery and all that!
Another bit of Twitter madness came when some blue-checked verified user that says she is senior editor at CityLab, decided to randomly complain about how "Frequent-flier miles are a tool of inequality. People who fly a lot for work (so overwhelmingly have high status, well paid jobs) then get free vacation travel for their families. It's ridiculous when you think about it."
The reaction by those that saw the tweet (before she deleted it) did not go well for her. She then deleted the tweet and said "Never would have guessed the thing that got people baying to “deplatform” me would be [checks notes] my opinion of frequent-flier miles.
Rather than just acknowledging that maybe she didn't think before jumping to her keyboard to type out that original mess, she then of course blamed..... yes, Trump supporters, stating "MAGA Twitter has found my frequent-flier tweet, could use your thoughts and prayers this Sunday."
The Twitter madness doesn't end there, because each and every day, there is so much crazy that can be found, the website Twitchy was literally created years ago, just to keep track of it all. Check it out..... some real insanity documented each and every day.
IN OTHER CRAZY NEWS
Topping off what could have been a 10 page article because we are seeing limitless amounts of craziness from across the spectrum, lets just think about the Guardian's new bombshell...... Chelsea Clinton won't rule out running for office, saying it is a "definite no now," but a "definite maybe in the future."
Just imagine, another Clinton in politics.... sigh.
I didn't want to address the media madness today, needed a break, but couldn't resist embedding the 27 second clip below where a MSNBC host, Al Sharpton, couldn't even spell the word "respect" correctly and spelled it out on live TV as "respict."
That is MSNBC ladies and gentlemen.
I would say the internet is driving people nuts, but it isn't the Internet in and of itself, because these people are only sharing their own words, images and thoughts.... it is the people.
With so much craziness being seen on social media platforms, by activist journalists and politicians, it is noteworthy to see that there are pockets of sanity where people will very publicly and vocally speak out against the craziness.
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