Sunday, January 14, 2018

TO CUSS OR NOT TO CUSS; TO PROFANITY OR NOT TO PROFANITY; THESE ARE THE QUESTIONS?




One senator nearby Georgia, slightly north by northeast but with another S word in its name, described some third world countries as "hellholes." No one seem to be offended and if one went there and saw the manner in which the poor live one would probably describe it the same way.

A certain polarizing president calls these same countries by another dirty word which indicates the same sort of thing, but is a bit more crass toilet humor and his opponents and some who support him go apoplectic.

What going on here? Our media moguls for years have successfully brought the most crass, ugly and demeaning words into movies and now television. We are constantly bombarded with  the S word, the F word and words too dirty for me to even post the first letter.

Remember Saturday Night Live in its first few years and how Jane Curtain was constantly being called a "slut" by other cast members. Everyone roared with laughter. It was so fumy, no?

Don't get me wrong. When CNN kept having their male and female newscasters constantly use the actual S word that Trump denies he used, I was offended. I don't want to hear so-called reporters using the word over and over and over again. And yes, call me sexist, but when female reporters were told by their producers to use the S word over and over and over again, I was even more offended.

Now some of you would say I don't live in the real world. Well, I have heard those words and in previous lives have used them. I am not a prude. But I don't like for these words to be used in a mixed audience or in front of sensitive ears, such as mine have become through those who accompanied me, did not judge me, prayed for God's grace for me which gradually over time until about 10 minutes ago led to my conversion.

Was and is our president racist, xenophobic, homophobic and all the other phobias that so-called elitist say people are who disagree with them and hold to a different standard of morality? Who am I do judge?????

I think we should simply accompany the president and pray for graduality in his conversion process because it is obvious that he can't help himself now and this is part and parcel of who he is and  we should simply let Trump be Trump. I think that is what Pope Francis would say, no?

23 comments:

Bean said...

The ugliest profanity President Trump uttered about immigrants and their countries of origin may not be the single word we've heard and read over and over these past couple of days. It was when the president reportedly asked the bipartisan group of legislators at the White House, "Why do we want all these people here?" — an apparent reference to people from Africa especially — then added: "We should have more people from Norway."

The profanity is that the president of the United States said, quite plainly, that he believes the United States should have an immigration policy that encourages more whites than black or Hispanic immigrants. The word for that is racism — a real profanity. And it profanes a United States that was built by the sweat, muscle and blood of immigrants of all races.

Many — millions — came from places that were then derided as poor, savage and uncivilized: the holes of humanity of their time. Immigrants came from dirt-poor farms in Ireland; the destitute villages of Sicily; the shtetls and ghettos of Russia, Poland and Germany; the parched fields of Mexico and the Caribbean; the hutongs of China; and the bustees of India. And of course, millions of Africans came because they were brutally torn from their families and homes and sold into slavery.

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Few of the immigrants who built this country came to America with wealth, titles or even sure prospects for a better future. They had strong hearts and willing hands. Many had to contend with racism after they arrived here, but the children that were born to them here would have the same rights as any family that came over on the Mayflower.

Immigrants from so many impoverished and deadly places made America rich in all ways. They built America's great cities and industries, factories and schools. They made the American dream come alive in the world. As former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher observed from across the ocean, "Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy." The immigrants who arrive today from Haiti, El Salvador, Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana and a hundred other places keep that dream going with their own lives.

The president's choice of language demands attention and has been denounced around the world, including by members of his own political party. But remove that one ugly, sensational word from his remarks and what remains might be no less profane. When you slur and insult people from countries who have helped make America, America is smeared, too.

- Scott Simon

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

Bean and any one else out there! I had no sooner posted this post when Bean had a two part comment on it! How can this be?????????? Bean are you a robot????????????????????????????

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

I am mystified to say the least.

TJM said...

Well the "tolerant" Dems have called red states far worse things, and their candidate, Hillary, referred to us as Deplorables. So for Dems it's perfectly fine to trash their fellow citizens but it's not fine to speak the truth about the countries the illegal invaders come from. If those places are fine, then all things being equal, you would think they would want to stay there. Lib logic,

ByzRC said...

TJM raises a good point. While the attitude and choice of descriptor are poor, this issue will no doubt be kept alive indefinitely as a 'gotcha' by the left as well as the President's detractors outside of the left (included in the interest of being fair). That said, if uttered 100 years ago, perhaps the Eastern European lands from which my ancestors hailed might have been targeted instead of those mentioned in the current era. Regardless, our chief executive should be above making such crass statements in principle and because of the associated collateral damage. We are weakened by divisiveness and these types of statements serve only to move us miles closer to that type of isolating reality.

TJM said...

ByzRC,

When the left stops their ad hominem, then we will stop ours. The left has created the divisiness. Remember the Clintoons politics of personal destruction? George Bush allowed himself to be a punching bag, so did Mitt Romney, all the while the Dems shouted their lies and bile with impunity. Trump wouldn't be president today if he had behaved like Bush and Romney. No president was more foul mouthed than Lyndon Baines Johnson (who did a lot of damaged to freedome of religion) and Bill "Horndog" Clintoon was a close second.

Remember, this comment was disclosed by Senator Dick Durbin, a fake catholic and serial liar, who referred to our troops in Iraq in scurilous terms. But being a Democrat means never having to say you're sorry, particularly because the vast majority of the media are Dem operatives with bylines.

John Nolan said...

I don't read Trump's tweets and I think that a President of the United States should use a more dignified method of communication. I actually believe that 'social media' is an unmitigated evil.

I did turn on the TV and observed a black woman making the absurd comment that Haiti has something to teach the US. Papa Doc, Baby Doc, the Tonton Macoute, voodoo - yeah, sure.

The United States of America is the single greatest legacy of the British Empire - the only achievement that comes close is the modern state of India.

Unlike the British West Indies, Haitians don't even play cricket.

Rood Screen said...

I believe Donald Trump is an idiot. However, his policies are better than the proposed policies of Mrs. William Clinton.

As far as the countries in question are concerned, isn't it obvious that these places are messed up, and that they are so due to the consistent failure of the people there to establish cultures of progress and stability? Instead of everyone coming to America from these places, perhaps most of them should try to imitate our best attributes in their own countries.

TJM said...

Rood Screen, I’m surprised you would call the president, a highly successful business man who defeated the corrupt and venal Hillary Clinton, the Republican and Democrat establishments, and the national media. If he’s an idiot what does that make the foregoing? Recall that Trump is reversing the most evil attacks on the unborn and the Catholic Church inflicted by the odious Obama regime. Trump’s words may be intemperate but his policies are sound. I am stunned

rcg said...

Perhaps the people who breathlessly reported this believe Haiti is a garden spot and have reflected that belief in the help they have offered in their polices and funding. Surely they don’t believe Haiti really is a disease infested hell-hole saddled with UN funded forces from other garden spots like Pakistan running child sex trade from their offices while we help fund it. You will notice Trump didn’t encourage emmigration from Greece, Albania, or Serbia as bastions of the fairer race.

Trump has challenged Pope Francis for the position of least modulated public speaker, and won. The inversion has been that almost everyone agrees with him in their inner-most thoughts but must disagree with the package where the opposite is true with the Holy Father. Some years ago these same poor countries wanted to restrict citizenship petitions to the west because they needed to retain people who were industrious and innovative to remain at home and fix the countries while the west plied them with monetary aid and investments. The irony is that the educated classes returned home to rule as disciples of Marx, Lenin, and Mao to package up the least productive and educated for export to undermine the societies they resented and relieve their countries of caring for their own poor. It is the bigotry of low expectations that prefers to accept the poor into our lands because their own countries and societies are beyond hope. It is ironic that the People who espouse this belief must also deny it and thereby manifest the Leftist’s most serious sin: hypocrisy.

Gene said...

Haiti is a dump. It is run by warlords and thugs. There are few trees left on the island because the morons cut them all down to make and sell charcoal. Go ahead, move there. You'll be welcome and you'll love it.

Anonymous said...

"Morons" make and sell charcoal because they have to cook food.

What kind of person thinks eating is "moronic"?

Oh, maybe they should have just popped a Lean Cuisine in the Radarange and opened a bottle of Pom Wonderful. Or they could have hopped in the Humvee and headed out to Chipotle for a snack...

qwikness said...

The news is stupid. You know this could have all been left in private. This is tattling by Dick Durbin. There is no hot mic. It might have happened but really why air it for the world?

TJM said...

Anonymous (Kavanaugh) at 8:34 AM. Doesn't cutting down the trees violate one of the Green Religion's most sacred articles of Faith? Why in Kalifornia, you can't even trim trees to mitigate the risk of forest fires! Those Kalifornians are loyal to their sacred beliefs even unto death.

Gene said...

The morons could have developed a way to spare some trees for future use instead of just cutting them all down over a short time. This is called stupid. If Haiti were populated by white people, the libs would be having a cow about it and what an environmental crime it was.

Anonymous said...


Sure, he's racist, abused women, cheated on all three wives, lies more than any president in history and became a "successful businessman" by screwing contractors and claiming bankruptcy every time the going gets tough. We love him! He's a white conservative! The end justifies the means!

Anonymous said...

We can let "Trump be Trump," but that doesn't mean we have to let him be president. We need a president who can think and speak clearly, who can make decisions rationally, will represent us to the world, will speak to all Americans & not just white extreme conservatives white supremacists, and who has not sold out our country to hostile foreign interests. Telling the truth would be a plus, too. It seems unlikely at this point that he will finish out his term, whether by resignation or removal.

TJM said...

Sorry to burst your bubble guys, but go to Drudge today and see the Youtube there showing Jessee Jackson lavishing praise on Trump prior to his becoming president for all of his contributions to the African-American community. Of course when Trump did this he was a Democrat, but now that he's a Republican, the evil, corrupt national media has to change the narrative. I think they're scared because the unemployment rate of African-Americans has dropped to historic lows during Trump's first year AND his support among Black males has doubled. Can't have that!!!

ps: Trump has Jewish grandchildren, so the anti-semitic tag doesn't work either.

TJM said...

I see the anti-Trumpers scatter when faced with inconvenient truths!

Anonymous said...

No scattering here.

It's just that we realize you're not dealing with a full deck, TJ.

But, by all means, congratulate yourself again...

TJM said...

Kavanaugh at 1:42, quit hiding! I would suggest that you are the one who is not playing with a full deck since you conveniently bypass substance and go straight to ad hominem

TJM said...


Another blow for Kavanaugh. Trump creates an office within HHS to protect the religious freedom of healthcare workers.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/18/hhs-launches-office-enforce-religious-freedom-laws/