Premature Spike-u-lee-tion? It’s ok, Mars. It Cannes happen to anyone. (Seriously, I thought he handled it well. He owned it. Steve Harvey is proud of Spike and so am I.)
Concepts of American free speech and even freedom itself are being cynically distorted. “Free speech” is not license to lie with impunity. “Free speech” does not mean we are obligated to respect proven falsehoods and regard them on the same level as established facts. “Free speech” absolutely does not mean that privately owned entities must surrender their platforms to lies and liars. “Free speech” is not a green light to knowingly spout falsehoods.
“Freedom” is not carte blanche to behave recklessly, selfishly and irresponsibly.
Sadly, this societal decay was not only predictable but inevitable. “Right on schedule,” as any historian will confirm. Societies get fat. They get complacent. They get smug. They get opulent. They get arrogant. They get lazy. They reject reason in favor of superstition.
And then they collapse.
Shootings outside ballparks? We’re right back in the COVID soup and the cauldron is hotter than ever? Makes me wanna holler…throw up both my hands…