First up today, actress Natalie Portman. Talk about a traitor to her roots. She's Israeli, born in Jerusalem, and I recently covered her decision to support for the BDS movement by refusing to accept an award in Israel.
And apparently now, she's starring in a PETA ad, that says, among other things:
"For animals, all people are Nazis."
How do you feel about being called a Nazi for eating meat — by an Israeli who, no doubt, is the descendent of Jews killed in the Holocaust?
As you all know, I just returned from Israel with some of the other Rebels. Our last day was spent at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust museum in Jerusalem. These Nazi comparisons have always been absurd, but having so recently been immersed in that experience, I find this comparison to be disgusting and frankly, unforgivable.
So let me tell you, I will not put another dime in this woman's pocket ever again. And I hope you'll join me...
And it seems like we have a running theme today with nasty and ignorant comparisons:
A German medical student delivered a TEDx talk at the University of Wurtzberg in Germany in which she compared pedophilia with someone's "unchangeable sexual orientation, like heterosexuality."
We often express concern over "slippery slopes," and this is exactly why:
You have TEDx speakers, who get millions of views and are considered thought-leaders in their field, telling a crowd that basically pedophilia is perfectly fine.
Before you know it, liberal society will teach and preach that people like you and me, people who believe that this is deviantly and heinously evil, we will be called bigots and "pedophobes." That is where this leads...
I don't want to send you into the weekend with those two depressing stories, so out of my hometown comes a really awesome one.
It's especially wonderful because people love to propagate the stereotype that southern states are racist, but that simply could not be more inaccurate.
A young man named Walter Carr got a job with a moving company called Bellhops. Carr and his mother moved to Alabama from New Orleans after hurricane Katrina destroyed their home.
Unfortunately, the day before his first day on the job with Bellhops, his car bit the dust. Instead of calling off from work, he walked there.
Carr figured the walk would take most of the night so he set out on foot at midnight. Around 4am, after walking 14 miles, police officers stopped him. Now here's where you would expect that faux Alabama racism to sneak into the story, but you'd be wrong.
After hearing Carr's story, the officers took him to breakfast and then drove him to the home where he would be moving boxes and furniture for the Lamey family. When Carr arrived, Jenny Haden Lamey asked Carr if he'd like to rest until the other movers arrived, but Carr insisted he wanted to get working. Throughout the process, the Lamey family learned about Carr's situation.
Lamey shared the story about Carr on her Facebook page and the post went viral, making its way to the CEO of Bellhops, Luke Marklin. On Monday, Marklin, the Lamey family, the police officers and others gathered as Marklin gifted Carr with a 2014 Ford Escape.
So, while the rest of the country is comparing meat-eaters to Nazis and healthy sexuality to pedophilia, the South, with its abounding acts of love and gratitude and lovely southern charm and graces — the South will save the world.