No one can reasonably claim that there are not at least two justice systems in the United States. Actually, there may be more than two. To whom they each apply, the rules that structure each system, who enforces what, and what enforcement of those rules is meted out is arbitrary at best.
Of late, instances of enforcement as part of these justice systems have handicapped every sector of our society. We’ll get into a few examples of this in a moment. But it is certain this horror is real, it’s alive and thriving, and it is destroying lives with abandon. It takes no prisoners. And its victims number in the millions.
How pervasive are the instances of these “social justice” systems being used to destroy the lives of those who are deemed to be “unworthy?” It could be no clearer than to examine the case of this justice being weaponized against an elite American who just rubbed someone the wrong way.
CNN’s President Jeff Zucker bit the proverbial “social justice weenie” on Thursday. Zucker was forced to leave in disgrace the presidency of CNN. Why? Because he failed to report a relationship with a fellow employee that had lived within the halls of cable news’ first cable all-news network.CNN told the story of Zucker this way:
“CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker, the influential news executive who reshaped the iconic network, announced Wednesday morning that he has resigned from his position effective immediately.
Zucker’s stunning announcement came less than two months after he fired prime time anchor Chris Cuomo for improperly advising his brother, then-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, about how to address sexual misconduct allegations.
“As part of the investigation into Chris Cuomo’s tenure at CNN, I was asked about a consensual relationship with my closest colleague, someone I have worked with for more than 20 years,” Zucker told employees in a memo. “I acknowledged the relationship evolved in recent years. I was required to disclose it when it began but I didn’t. I was wrong. As a result, I am resigning today.”
Zucker did not name his colleague, but the relationship is with Allison Gollust, his key lieutenant for the last two decades. Gollust is remaining at CNN.”
There obviously are underlying reasons for this happening. And the hidden circumstances that we know actually out ANOTHER example of this same type of justice abuse!
Zucker’s “squeeze,” Allison Gollust, actually worked for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. She worked for the “Luv Gov” while she was involved with Zucker.
That’s nothing unusual — UNTIL one remembers that there was a quartet of information swappers in the departure of Cuomo from the governor’s mansion. Who was the quartet? Zucker, Gollust (she worked for Andrew Cuomo), Cuomo himself, and Andrew’s little brother, Chris Cuomo!
Don’t forget that Jeff Zuker fired Chris Cuomo, CNN’s Primetime anchor for Chris’ involvement with manipulating the narrative about the governor’s sexual improprieties that resulted in HIS resignation as Governor. If one is not an honored member of the “Elite Class,” does this social justice process ever impact you? Yes, it does.
Uh-Oh! There’s more to the Social Justice story at CNN:
CNN’s media correspondent Brian Stelter said Wednesday that former CNN anchor Chris Cuomo was allegedly planning to reveal “incriminating information” about former CNN President Jeff Zucker prior to Zucker’s resignation.
“Number one is the Chris Cuomo reference. Cuomo was fired in December and he is not going out quietly. He was fired and there were reports that he wasn’t going to get paid the millions of dollars that were going to be on the remainder of his contract,” Stelter said.
“So, as a source said to me earlier today, he was trying to burn the place down. He was going to court trying to burn the place down and claiming that he had incriminating information about Zucker and Gollust.”
Gina Carano was fired and run out of Hollywood after comparing COVID restrictions to the way Nazis treated Jews during the Third Reich. Whoopi Goldberg got a two-week suspension for saying the Holocaust wasn’t about race. Carano, who has taken a strong line against COVID-inspired restrictions from mandatory vaccinations to business closures, was released from her contract with Disney, the parent company of ABC, just one year ago.
ABC broadcasts “The View,” where Goldberg first made her remarks. The impetus for the firing of Carano was essentially an Instagram post that received lots of pushback. It read: “Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors … even by children.
Because history is edited, most people today don’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views.”
Goldberg said on-air about the Holocaust “No, it’s not about race. It’s not about race.” She went on to say that “It’s about man’s inhumanity to man. That’s what it’s about.”
In defense of her idea, after co-hosts pushed back, she said “But these are two white groups of people…”Later, trying to do damage control on Stephen Colbert’s late-night show, Goldberg said that, as a black woman, she was looking at the Holocaust through a binary of black-and-white.”See, this is what’s interesting to me, because the Nazis lied,” she said. “It wasn’t. They had issues with ethnicity, not with race. Most of the Nazis were white people and most of the people they were attacking were white people.
So, to me, I’m thinking, ‘How can you say it’s about race if you are fighting each other?’…” This was my thought process and I’ll work hard not to think that way again,” she said.
Carano was fired amid the controversy, with many saying she should not have been released from her Disney contract, where she played the much-beloved character Cara Dune on “Mandalorian.” Others backed the termination, but in Whoopi’s case, there seems to be around a consensus that she shouldn’t be fired and that even the two-week ban is a bit much.
Carano should not have been fired. Goldberg should not be banned for two weeks or made to suffer through Holocaust-denial re-education. A two-week suspension is little more than a vacation, likely done with Goldberg’s approval, to give the impression that some action was taken after the backlash against her. A two-week ban for the famed comedian and outspoken talk-show host will likely not change her views.
Carano’s opposition to government-imposed stratification of society is actually more understandable than the one in which Goldberg claimed the Nazis were just killing other white people. Carano was slammed for saying fascist practices could happen again, only this time in the United States. Her comments were perceived as not taking the Holocaust seriously enough, when in fact she was using the severity of the Holocaust to show how detrimental imposed social stratification could be. Goldberg’s comments show outright that she does not believe the Holocaust to be a particularly grave matter precisely because she does not believe that it was a race-based genocide.
Nazis and antisemites would disagree, as they fully perceive Jewish people to be not white and seek their extinction. Goldberg denies the Jewish people, who have been historically and repeatedly persecuted, an identity independent of their persecutors.
Why are Goldberg’s comments seen by Disney parent company ABC as so much more palatable than Carano’s? Is it because Goldberg is a bigger, more established star than Carano? Goldberg has 15 seasons of “The View” under her belt and a storied career in film, comedy, and television. Carano was, in many ways, just starting a big-time career.
Perhaps that’s why it was so much easier to derail Carano than Goldberg, though big-name stars have been taken down before. Roseanne Barr made an off-handed comment about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett that was widely perceived as racist, despite Barr saying she didn’t know Jarrett was black. She was fired from a television show that bore her name. It was rebranded and aired without her.
Goldberg’s light canceling versus Carano’s full ejection from the Hollywood sphere shows the stark difference between how political views themselves are perceived. Carano’s views bucked the narrative about COVID restrictions and American freedoms, while perhaps Goldberg was expressing views that many already hold, and just have more sense than to speak aloud.
But isn’t this the perfect example of the arbitrary and capricious treatment of all Americans by elites from the Left?