How Low Can We Go?
I never thought I would live to see the day when Larry Flynt is the class act in the crowd. Flynn is a social uber liberal, a smut peddler, a member of the Democrat party and about as partisan as they have come. I do not like him, one bit. I recall him threatening to 'out' Senators who voted to convict Clinton during his trial. Yet here we are today, and Flynt is the voice from the left that actually sounds reasonable:
I hated everything he stood for, but after meeting him in person, years after the trial, Jerry Falwell and I became good friends.
A statement that while recalling the differences still gave the recently deceased the due dignity. Which is in sharp contrast to the following ...
he was such an unctuous, smug, obnoxious blowhard that it's really difficult not to celebrate his death. I'm trying, but it's .... so .... HARD
or the following two ...
No loss. It came 20 years too late.
First class *ssh*le..now worm food...the world finally makes sense.or elsewhere at the DU the following movie . Go see it for yourself.
Then at the Washington Post (an obscure left wing rag) the following from their website:
Jerry Falwell's death does little other than add salt to the wounded pride of the Bush/Cheney Regime and their flock of narrow-minded followers.
Am I the only one whose first thoughts here included a particular scene in "The Wizard of Oz?" Say, with some Munchkins celebrating in song...
Good ridence. Jerry al Falwell was imbicile who thought that the whole world should think and believe just like him. Too bad there were so many gullible people in this country who fell for his nonsense and sent so much money to him. So does this mean that Pat bin Robertson moves up to the slot of chief idiot? The Christian taliban marches on....
It all is pitiful, wretched and oh so small. I cannot but help remember the fiasco at Paul Wellstone's funeral when several Republican Senators showed up to honor Wellstone and where attacked by the crowd and told the only way to honor Wellstone would be to become Democrats.
Give it a rest. First of all the political party we either belong to or support should not be what defines us; nor should the end of the political spectrum we happen to be parked in. Human being, Christian, American, father, engineer, come before political labels for this blogger. Ask yourself this question. How do you define yourself? If a political party or spectrum location is before 'American' or 'Human', then venom is the order of the day when someone who disagree with you dies. But it is a strange sad that world you live in.
Can we let the guy grow cold before we spit on his grave. I was never a fan of Falwell, the whole 'God is a Republican' was wrong on oh so many levels; but the guy also did foster many Charities and charitable acts. He had a huge impact on the American political scene back in the late 70's and 80's. This is the time to leave some things well enough alone.
In a bygone era, when Gen Sherman (USA) was buried in NY, his chief protagonist, Gen Johnson (CSA) attended his funeral out of respect. Face it, that conflict represented a far bigger difference in philosophy with far greater consequences than anything we are facing within our country today. Why could Johnson, who was on the losing side of that argument, show more generosity of spirit than any of clowns the above? Why am I left having to point out Larry Flynt as the class act?
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