Rahm Emanuel Takes a Stand for Morality
In college they tell us to use critical thinking but then expect group-think. They also teach us that group-think is bad for good decision-making. We are taught to express ourselves, ie free-speech, but we are severely punished if our speech does not conform to the accepted group-think. I found the contradictions between what I was taught and what was expected to be confusing and, well, wrong. But at least two maybe three generations of Americans have been brought up this way and now we have a very fractured and confused populous.
Last week Rahm Emanuel, President Obama’s former Chief of Staff and now Chicago Mayor, denounced a franchise because “Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values.” This, because Chick-fil-A corporate owner, Dan Cathy, stated that he was a believer in traditional marriage. Rahm was clearly attempting to restrict and/or punish Chick-fil-A for taking a stand he and his party oppose.
Interestingly, Dan Cathy never called for gays to be rounded up into camps, annihilated, killed, brutalized, forced to convert to another religion, or even banned from working for his company. He was simply telling another Christian organization that he supported keeping marriage as it has been for the past 6,000 years. A position President Obama himself took while Rahm was working in the White House. Why didn’t Rahm condemn Obama at that time? Hmm.
The very next day, Rahm Emanuel embraced Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam for their fine work against crime in Chicago. Perhaps Rahm wasn’t listening on May 27th when Louis Farrakhan made this remark, ““Males coming to males with lust in their hearts as they should to a female. Now don’t you dare say Farrakhan was preaching hate; he’s homophobic. I’m not afraid of my brothers and sisters or others who may be practicing what God condemned in the days of Lot… God was so displeased with their behavior, he destroyed them completely.” Maybe I took it out of context, okay listen:
Oh wait it’s not a little anti-gay, it is strongly anti-gay. He appears to be endorsing killing off all gays and he is absolutely condemning the Obama administration’s pro-gay stance. He said, “Our President just agreed to same-sex marriage. Now listen … sin is sin according to the standard of God.”
Why is this okay but Cathy’s comment supporting traditional marriage is not?
I think I know and it seems layered in liberal group-think. Here’s an easy break-down, feel free to repeat, but I’d appreciate props.
- Business is bad.
- A Business with ties to Christianity is VERY bad.
- Speech that conforms to group-think values is good.
- Speech which does not conform to group-think values is bad.
- Gays are good.
- Supporting gays symbolically is very good.
- Blacks are good.
- Muslims are good.
- Black Muslims are very good.
- Making Muslims mad is very bad.
- Making Christians mad is very good.