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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Spicer Should Not Apologize

King Donnie's mouthpiece, a fellow by the name of Sean Spicer, said something yesterday that outraged Nancy Pelosi.  Here is CNN's report about what he said, "White House press secretary Sean Spicer apologized Tuesday after saying Adolf Hitler "didn't even sink to using chemical weapons" during World War II in an effort to shame Russia's alliance with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his use of chemical weapons."
After Pelosi, who called upon King Donnie to fire Spicer for his horrific actions, and a bunch of Jewish organizations expressed their outrage at what Spicer had said, he issued this apology, "I was obviously trying to make a point about the heinous acts that Assad had made against his own people last week, using chemical weapons and gas. Frankly, I mistakenly made an inappropriate and insensitive reference to the Holocaust, for which there is no comparison, and for that I apologize. It was a mistake to do that."
Anything that angers Pelosi is something I want to get on board with.  Anything that causes sweet little Nancy to get all hot and bothered is something I want to support.  Anything that motivates the most famous California air-head of our time to call for the resignation of some other career politician is something I most certainly must know more about.  Let's think about this for a moment today.
Spicer was using his bully-pulpit to dispense propaganda in support of King Donnie's view that the Amerikan Empire, with Donnie at the front, needs to terminate the Assad "regime" in Syria.  Anytime the King of the Socialist Democracy of Amerika refers to a foreign government as a "regime" you can be most certain that bombs falling from the sky will be close behind.  Why it is the responsibility of the federal government to involve itself in the internal affairs of a foreign government like Syria was not explained.  Why the Empire's military forces should be bombing places in Syria was explained.  According to Donnie's spokesman, our King ordered a missile attack upon the Syrian government and people as retaliation for the allegation that Assad had unleashed poison gas upon some of his citizens.  Assad and Putin have denied that they were responsible for the release of the poisonous gas and Spicer presented no evidence in support of our King's view that Assad was directly responsible for the release of the poisonous gas.  We simply need to trust them and believe they are telling us the truth.  After all, no career politician has ever told us a lie, especially when they are looking for a reason to fight another war of empire expansion.
In the course of demonizing Assad, Spicer make a passing comment that even the notoriously evil Adolph Hiter (the only person condemned to the Lake of Fire in the view of many) never used poison gas as he prosecuted his various campaigns around Europe.  In making that comment he stated the absolute truth.  Hitler never used poison gas as a weapon of war.  Anyone who claims that he did is wrong.  Anyone who is offended by the factual observation that Hitler never used gas as a weapon of war is seeking to take offense when no offense has been given.  Those are the facts.
Immediately after his comment some politically correct journalists went off on Spicer.  Shortly thereafter Pelosi and various Jewish groups accused Spicer of a long list of sins for purportedly denying the Holocaust.  Of course, Spicer had done nothing even remotely close to what his detractors were accusing him of but that does not matter to the politically correct.  They had found something to be offended by and they were going to take that opportunity to be highly offended.
Given the opportunity to tell Pelosi and various Jewish organizations to mind their own business and quit whining about the past, Spicer decided to try a different tactic.  Look at his apology carefully and note what he says.  He begins by saying that it was "obvious" that his reference to Hitler was in the context of using gas as a weapon of warfare, in this case in a civil war in Syria.  He was not referring to the Holocaust at all.  In other words, those tender souls who were offended by his comments were wrong as he had never asserted what he was being accused of asserting.  Then, after asserting that it was "obvious" to anyone with a brain that he was not saying anything offensive to anyone not looking for an opportunity to take offense, he throws a bone to Peolosi and her ilk.
Spicer confesses to the sin of "making an inappropriate and insensitive reference to the Holocaust" when, in fact, he did not mention the Holocaust at all.  Read the text of what he said.  It is not there.  What a strange confession for a man to make.  First he declares that it should have been obvious that he was not even thinking about the Holocaust when he mentioned Hitler but then he confesses to the sin of speaking without the advanced permission, censorship and approval of Pelosi and various Jewish organizations about the Holocaust when, in fact, he did not speak about it at all.  Then he issues an apology for something he didn't even say.  Does this make sense to anyone who's brain has not been destroyed by the doctrines of political correctness?
Spicer, if he really did apologize for something he really believes he did, should never have issued that statement of apology.  Indeed, after reading his statement carefully I am not sure that he did apologize.  His best reaction, in my view, would have been to simply ignore the offended folks and go on with his speech. Why should a man apologize for something he believes is obviously not a sin?  But he didn't do what I would have advised him to do.  Instead, he issued an apology that is not an apology for an offense that is not an offense that he obviously did not commit.  I guess this is where we all end up when politically correct speech is involved.  It is meaningless and communicates nothing but it sure makes the easily offended feel good about themselves.  Way to go Nancy!

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