While I would find him a dishonest pig if he is guilty – not to mention really stupid, since the picture was sent via Twitter in a public manner – I already think very little of him.
This is a man, after all, who voted to raise the debt limit, a fortunately unsuccessful bid.
One way or the other, the 46-year old is most definitely responsible for his own stupid actions. But it’s important to note that he’s hardly the only one behaving badly these days. It’s hard to condemn Anthony Weiner without also indicting the soul-sucking, brain-mushing environment he grew up in as an active and eager accomplice.
For decades now, children have been taught revisionist history, science and morality at school, and then schooled in similar misinformation at home in front of the TV. So why should any of us be shocked when children grow up to be irresponsible adults with poor reasoning skills and even worse standards of acceptable behavior?
Hollywood is a humongous influence on young people and has been since at least the 1970s and 80s, when Weiner grew up. Those shows seem exceptionally innocent today but even Happy Days, which began running in 1974, was used to fuel leftist ideas, according to William Bickley, one of its producers.
And George Schlatter, who directed and produced Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In around the same time is still very proud that the show “pissed the Pentagon off,” admitting “that pleased me enormously.”
While many have long since recognized the entertainment world’s bias against traditional family values, Ben Shapiro documented proof in his book, “Primetime Propaganda.”
In it, he records Hollywood executives from Friends, Golden Girls, M*A*S*H, MacGyver, America’s Funniest Home Videos, The A-Team, the MTV Networks Entertainment group, Desperate Housewives, That 70’s Show, etc. who easily admit:
- Intentionally saying “‘f*ck you’… to the right wing” through their shows
- Believing that conservatives are “idiots” with “medieval minds”
- Making anti-gun and pacifist messages recurring themes
- Refusing to hire “Reagan *sshole[s]”
- Creating shows with the hope of defeating Republican candidates
- Enjoying “superpowers” in influencing young people
The lengthy and damning list might sound purely political, but conservatism and liberalism represent entire world views, not just how people vote.
Conservatives believe in fiscal and personal responsibility and putting God first. In contrast, liberals endorse the opposite through government dependence.
Once there, it’s a slippery slop towards a dangerous cocktail of unnecessary risks, from sex with strangers to drugs and overspending… because it promotes the idea that there is always somebody else to blame and, therefore, everything is personally permissible.
And that includes cheating on your spouse, like Anthony Weiner may or may not have done, or voting to increase debt ceilings in the face of obvious fiscal disaster, which he definitely did.