There’s an old saying: “A liberal is just a conservative who hasn’t been mugged yet.”
There’s a newer saying: “Don’t know what you got ’til it’s gone.”
This is the second time this week that I’ve had the unexpected pleasure of cheering for a liberal:
Piers Morgan was a diehard liberal, but then he got mugged—or as we call it these days, canceled: During his show Good Morning Britain he committed the grave sin of saying he didn’t believe some of the things Meghan Markle said about the royal family.
Well, we can’t have anyone refusing to kiss Markle’s ass, can we? Not after that soul-searing interview she did with Oprah!
He didn’t, making the rather obvious point that he was as entitled to his opinion as anyone else.
So Good Morning Britain threw him under the bus. A quaint, bright red double-decker bus, but a bus nonetheless.
Then Sharon Osbourne, on an episode of The Talk, committed the equally vile sin of saying she supported Piers, and that firing him for expressing his opinion wasn’t fair.
And then Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood engaged in a friendly, respectful discussion about free speech and…
Just kidding! Sheryl Underwood erupted into a frothing, spittle-spewing attack of the shrieking fantods over Osbourne, quote, “giving validation or a safe haven to something [Morgan] has uttered that is racist!”
So The Talk threw Osbourne under the bus too.
At this point Morgan and Osbourne were expected to grovel and beg forgiveness and promise to embark on a long, soul-searching discovery of their general rottenness, then disappear for a few months, then appear on a some talk shows to talk about their redemption so everyone could commend their courage.
But they didn’t. Morgan didn’t disappear; he jumped right back into the fray like Wolverine, slashing one flimsy social construct after another to pieces.
Better yet: He didn’t complain about how he’d been treated; he savaged CBS (which he called Cowardly Broadcasting System) for the way they’d treated Sharon Osbourne.
Not to overstate it, but we’ve all seen rants online, right? Of course, but how about a rant from a furious, articulate journalist who’s far more intelligent than the pusillanimous poltroons who caved when it was time for them to step up? Hell, it’s not like he wanted them to hit the beaches at Normandy; he just wanted them to grow some BB-sized balls and ignore the MMMs, SJWs and WWPs, who have no power unless we give it to them.
This is what happens when a liberal gets mugged and realizes how precious free speech really is. Lemme share that link again: You really need to read Morgan’s rant. We tend to forget that the Brits were the first to stand up against Nazi Germany even though Germany had occupied France and were positioned only 21 miles away across the English Channel.
But Piers Morgan hasn’t forgotten. And he deserves a lengthy standing ovation for refusing to play the CCists’ game and instead triple-dog daring them to put up or shut up.
Last month Gina Carano Tweeted that she was troubled by Dr. Seuss’ estate pulling six of his books out of production; it reminded her of the way Nazi Germany burned books they didn’t like.
Somehow, saying Nazis are bad turned into antisemitism (still trying to figure that one out). Also liberals scoffed about how silly it was to get upset over such a trivial non-issue, while at the same time flaming Carano for daring to think for herself on such a critical issue (still trying to figure that out too). So Disney booted her out of their series The Mandalorian.
But Carano also refused to play the game: Instead of apologizing and groveling, she landed a job producing and starring in a new movie project. And instead of complaining about how unfair it all was, she said, “They can’t cancel us if we don’t let them.”
This isn’t a case of “The Emperor has no clothes!” It’s a case of “The Emperor isn’t an Emperor; he’s just a mentally ill old man running around naked.”
If this keeps up I’ll have to start a list of Bravos: Bravo to Gina Carano, Bill Maher, Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne!