The Duggar Crisis – The hypocrisy of perfection

Duggars

Duggars – People.com

Per·fec·tion (pərˈfekSH(ə)n/)
noun: perfection
  1. the condition, state, or quality of being free or as free as possible from all flaws or defects.

Not too many people would describe themselves as perfect. Well except for Human Barbie but she’s cray. Perfection is a insanely high standard to attain and pretty much impossible to maintain. Only politicians and fools make claims or infer the air of perfection so when they fall they fall HARD.

The internet and news has been a buzz about the sexual assault claims against Josh Duggar. In his adolescent years Josh was accused of touching young girls and some of those girls were his own sisters! This would be a shocking statement no matter who was involved but the fact that it involved some Duggars made it news. Why?

The Duggars are known for a different lifestyle of which includes having 19 Kids and Counting. I have no interest in having a tribe but I did watch a few episodes of the show and on the surface it would appear they have a perfect life. As you continue to watch you see that the perception of perfection has a cost. If you’re always pretending to be perfect doesn’t it become more difficult to show your imperfections?

After this family secret was revealed TLC decided to pull 19 Kids and Counting from their lineup after pressure from social media and advertisers. Unlike most I think the Duggars should actually stay on television because we’ll finally get to see some REALITY!

Supporters of the Duggars will say NOW is the time for the cameras to go away, but isn’t this the RIGHT time to see the Duggars faith in action? Instead TLC caved to the pressure from people when the people should think a little more on this one. Watching the Duggars have the conversation regarding these sexual assaults is a real teachable moment. Instead the conversation may never happen at all considering its reported it never really happened before.

TLC this needs to happen. Bring back the Duggars!

The OTHER Side of Greatness

Greatness

There are a select group of people in the world that work really hard at something that is a driving force for them. Painstakingly working hard at it so much they make huge sacrifices that many around them don’t understand at the time. That level of dedication usually results in a great skill or talent that sets that person apart from the rest of the pack. Does that component of greatness define the whole person?

When someone is considered great others begin to change their thinking and begin to see the greatness and separate the person from their greatness. If the greatness is apart of that person, is it necessary to separate the greatness from the person or are you required to factor in both? All of us struggle with this everyday and more when it’s someone we hold in high regard because we begin to protect the greatness irregardless of the person.

For example, Bill Cosby has spent over year dodging accusations of sexual misconduct like Neo dodging agents but it hasn’t seemed to affect the perception by many of his fans. Cosby was regarded as THE example of the ‘good guy’ but some women watch all beverages in the presence of Bill Cosby. Damn shame but it hasn’t stopped Cosby from working. This means in spite of these accusations people are still buying tickets to laugh with Cosby. Right? Wrong?

Accusations aren’t proven events so maybe its fair to separate the greatness from the person but what about when the accusation is proven true? Former President Bill Clinton is the definition of a Tale of Two Dudes. The people who love him rarely, if ever, bring up Blow Gate and those who hate him bring it up each time they speak his name. A blowjob shouldn’t define his entire political career but when defining Bill Clinton does the issue of Blow Gate get an honorable mention?

This same conflict was felt by many Mayweather fans. A boxing great with a history of violence against women starts to separate the fans into two categories: those who don’t care about his personal life and those who can’t ignore it. Should all of the hard work and sacrifices be diminished by character defects? If not, is there a character defect that cannot be ignored?

Ultimately how we define someone that we consider great is a personal decision in which we have to decide when the personal life of someone has more weight than the quality we admire. It’s not an easy choice to make because it requires one to examine their morals and preferences. When your preferences don’t align with your morals its a struggle that will probably never have a definitive answer everyone would accept.

Can I have my uterus back Senator?

us-out-of-my-uterus-300x300January marked the entry of the new Republican Congress and of course their highest priority was on the agenda.

Jobs.

Nope. Not jobs.

Infrastructure improvements.

Nope. No infrastructure.

Abortion. Yep. It was expected considering the GOP is the party of ‘We hate big Government!’ while they work hard to enact legislation to increase restrictions on abortion. Isn’t that the definition of BIG GOVERNMENT? Especially when you want the Government to mandate an ultrasound and in some states a trans-vaginal ultrasound before a woman can receive an abortion. Just ain’t a party until the ultrasound machine shows up huh?

crazy-partyBefore the GOP could launch the abortion rocket it was stopped by their own party. Even a few of the GOP had the commonsense to know that adding such silly restrictions such as not allowing access to an abortion if a woman is raped if the rape was not reported to the police. I guess some thought getting raped once isn’t enough a second rape is necessary to have an option regarding reproduction. How and why is this necessary?

Leading the charge against abortion are usually men in the GOP and it reflects a lot of what is thought by several regular Joe’s in communities across America. When I read comment sections associated with articles regarding abortion, some men are angry about abortion and are seriously pro-life. It’s a fair position to have if that’s what you believe in but it’s rare those same men expect men that were participants in these pregnancies be held accountable for assisting in the creation of that fetus.

Protecting a fetus is extremely important to conservatives but feeding children on Earth is less important when you cut food stamp aid to families.

Follow the bouncing ball.

bouncing-ballThe abortion debate for many isn’t about saving lives or providing women all information necessary while seeking an abortion, it’s purely about controlling choices for women. Women have been making choices for not only themselves but entire families for generations so I don’t think women need Government dictating their choices.

Remember, the debate shouldn’t be about if abortion is right or wrong, but protecting hard choices that certainly should reside with the woman considering the option.

Give me your tired, your poor…WAIT! You’re not welcome here!

Even the statute of liberty is embarrassed by stupid Americans.

Even the statute of liberty is embarrassed by stupid Americans.

I made the assumption a long time ago that God has quite the sense of humor. He gave the ignorant and stupid the ability to have unwavering commitment to their beliefs even when commonsense is standing right in front of them. You can always count on them to speak the loudest but also have nothing to say.

A surge of undocumented children are being held because they tried to cross our borders illegally. Each of them has their own story about why they are coming to this country and an even more treacherous tale of their journey before they were caught on American soil undocumented.

And whose standing at the door to greet them? Stupid Americans.

Why not use these brain cells for GOOD?

Why not use these brain cells for GOOD?

‘Those people’ that believe that anything that doesn’t look like them is bad and everything they believe in is good. You know the people that can tell you how all minorities are on welfare, yet can’t spell independence. Those people.

At some point humanity has to ask itself, is there any segment of humanity that is void of criticism and hatred? In today’s political climate it appears that nothing is off limits, even children. We are to believe that children sat down and coordinated together to travel unsafe distances to cross our borders so we must treat them like adults. To that I say NO!

THIS is the time where America can show it isn’t just a country that works hard to exploit their poor, under-educated, minorities, etc. but also works hard to ensure we all have a shot at the dream. When your government works harder to keep people in poverty you have to wonder WHY.

This post isn’t meant to give excuses behind crossing the border illegally because we do have laws but is designed to make you remember these are CHILDREN. Let’s show them America is much better than hatred.