Expressing An Opinion VS Dancing
This week we have two situations—There seems to be some things in America that simply are NOT going to be tolerated: Writing your opinion to your local paper, and dancing after midnight.
First let’s start with a simple woman named Jane, who wrote to her local newspaper suggesting that people should NOT vote for Obama. It’s a free country right? Our Constitution gives us free speech, right?
Well, not if you happen to be the mother of someone famous;
Jane Pitt, mother of actor Brad Pitt, has been scared into silence by the hate-filled, vulgar and even violent reaction to her public assertion that Barack Obama is “a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage.” Pitt has even been the subject of death threats following her letter to the editor of Missouri’s Springfield News-Leader in which she asserted failure to vote for Republican presumptive presidential candidate Mitt Romney constituted a vote for Obama.
And JUST because she had the hope and audacity to express her opinion, she received a lot of death threats and hate mail…like this one:
Nobody Wonders how the “gay” community made Brad Pitt a star…but that’s another blog. I think more heterosexual women paid to see Brad’s movies than gays, but then, maybe Google would argue with me.
And then there’s the couple that felt like dancing, waiting for the subway…late at night in New York. This from the Mail:
First smoking, then soda — now there’s no dancing in New York City. Caroline Stern, 55, and her boyfriend George Hess, 54, claim they were handcuffed for having happy feet on the platform of the Columbus Circle subway station — and spent 23 hours in custody as a result. Hess was allegedly tackled to the platform floor, and cuffs were slapped on both of them. The initial charge, according to Stern, was disorderly conduct for “impeding the flow of traffic.”
“When you’re waiting for the subway late at night, there’s not much to do but dance and celebrate life,” she said. We brought out the camera, and that’s when they called backup,” she said. “That’s when eight ninja cops came from out of nowhere. There was nobody on the platform. There were, like, three people,” she said
This could be serious. Long ago, I saw a show on Broadway, and I came out of that musical singing “Ease on Down the Road” and dancing down Broadway… with hundreds of people walking by, some of whom had sodas in their hands. According to New York, I could have seriously hurt someone. It was well past midnight.
More to the point: They didn’t have the proper ID: HIEL!
So, we have a switch this week on the Nobody’s Perfect take. There is absolutely nothing wrong with writing the editor of your local newspaper, or dancing when you hear music while waiting for a subway.
The problem is that these poor people were harassed in America.
Instead of cops making our streets safe from violent gangs at night, the cops are arresting happy dancing couples.
Nobody Thinks that Jane Pitt, Caroline Stern, and George Hess—- are just about as perfect as can be. It’s our leaders we need to get rid of.