I have admitted before that I watch some “reality show” contests, one of which is Trump’s “Apprentice” or “Celebrity Apprentice.” The current series is a “Celebrity Apprentice,” and I do not recall seeing a more contentious, vulgar, mean, and nasty group of contestants on either format. Usually by now I have picked one or two to root for. I told my wife as we watched the last episode that I do not have a clear favorite right now. Mr. Trump could fire them all, as far as I’m concerned.
Having thought and said that probably makes me a bully. At least, that is the context that “bullying” is placed in these days. One of the celebrities, Aubrey O’Day, is playing for GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network) as her charity.
During the course of the program, she has mentioned that she supports GLSEN’s efforts to combat “bullying.” Naturally, that means that anyone who fails to go along in full support of homosexual behavior is guilty of “bullying.” These frail folk, after all, might run out and commit suicide if they are criticized at all and not accepted. So no criticisms; no disagreement; no refusal to normalize their behavior. To do otherwise is to engage in fierce “bullying.”
Which leads me to my observation about the last episode in which the hypocrisy unavoidably inherent in liberalism quickly surfaced. Remember, failure to completely accept and normalize homosexual behavior is a form of “bullying.” So one would think that anyone seeking to expose and eliminate “bullying” would not engage in this self-defined version of “bullying” behavior.
Except that we’re dealing with liberals here. Of course.
In the last episode, the team which includes Paul Teutul, Sr. of American Chopper fame had him dress the part of a normal-looking Dad. He did not shave his mustache, but he had it and his hair tinted a little brown, wore a long sleeved shirt which covered his tattoos, had a tie (I think), removed his ear-rings, and wore glasses. He looked a little “Clark Kent-ish” I suppose, but he looked nice. To me, he looked normal. He looked the part of a nice father.
So how was this perceived by the other celebrities?
Well, he was out of character, so it was a bit humorous. But this normal-looking character was dubbed a “dweeb.”
There you have it. If you make yourself a bizarre spectacle and/or an immoralist and someone dares offer negative comment, you are being “bullied,” and the “bullies” need to be held accountable. However, if you are a normal person maintaining a normal appearance and adhering to high moral standards, you are a “dweeb,” a “nerd,” a “geek.” You are the legitimate target of any derogatory comment and the legitimate butt of anyone’s joke. No “bullying” there. Only good, clean-spirited fun at your expense. But hey, you’re a normal guy… or gal. You can take it.
Bully for you.