Written by K.C. Bell

Sunday, 3 June 2018

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Clueless as a brick!

So, let’s get this straight. Steve Bannon called Trump’s older daughter, according to Michael Wolff’s book Fire And Fury, “Dumb as a brick.” No mention was made of that negative description. No outrage there. Doesn’t mean everyone silently agreed.

People should not get their knickers in a twist because of Samantha Bee’s use of the C-word. The word is in Thesaurus.com, after all. Samantha Bee's use of the C-word as an adjective is just an example of, locker room talk. That is the category Melania Trump used to describe the Access Hollywood tape. In the tape, Trump waxed poetic about grabbing women by their pussy.

Melania insisted that kind of language was okay. Maybe her son uses the same kind of language and it’s also okay with her. Call it boy talk. Trump managed to get elected anyway.

What’s the fuss? Fire Samantha Bee? There’s the First Amendment, after all, the word is in Thesaurus, and naughty language was described as locker room talk or boy talk by the first mama.

When Hamlet told Ophelia, "Get thee to a nunnery." What he really meant was, "Go to a house of prostitution." Not a very nice suggestion, but that was Shakespeare. So there is the First Amendment, Thesaurus, locker room talk, boy talk, and Shakespeare.

Discussion about Samantha Bee’s language is an attempted distraction from the US policy of ripping babies and children out of the arms of their parents when families reach the US border.

For whatever reason, Trump’s daughter decided to post a smiling photograph holding her son. Outraged, Samatha Bee used the C-word.

Instead of a photograph, where was the daughter's voice in protest against her father’s policy? Many mothers have not seen their children in weeks. Some children can’t be located. Were they trafficked out? Children have disappeared.

Echoes of the Pinochet government and the disappeared. Trump's daughter remains silent and the most she can do is post a mother, child photograph. Will she post another photo after her father pardons Harvey Weinstein?

Don't have to use the C-word. Use the other C-word: Clueless. It's more appropriate.

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