Madeline Crabb
Idols, garbage dumpers, and hypocrisy
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By Madeline Crabb
June 9, 2018

When was the last time any of us allowed city garbage trucks to pull up to our doors and dump their smelly loads into the middle of our living rooms? The obvious answer: Never! However, is there garbage being dumped into our homes from other sources? Could it be that in our quest for entertainment and information that we have settled for nothing but idols, garbage dumpers, and hypocrisy? And that we are paying for the "dumping" service?!

Just a couple of weeks ago, ABC decided to cancel the supposedly popular re-boot of the Roseanne show. While this was never one of my favorites first time around, it was a hit with multiplied millions of Americans because it reflected life in Middle America. The re-boot was expected to be a huge hit as well. I watched a few episodes. While it started strong, there seemed to be a bit of "bait and switch" happening. Bait and switch is defined by Merriam-Webster.com as: "A sales tactic in which a customer is attracted by the advertisement of a low-priced item but is then encouraged to buy a higher-priced one."

This fraudulent marketing technique is regularly used in political campaigns as well. A candidate makes promises on certain issues, then once elected, does exactly the opposite of what he promised. Overall, the Roseanne show was probably okay, but by simply watching how certain issues were discussed on the show, there was a subtle manipulation occurring. The nudge was towards political correctness – not a big surprise. After all, according to Roseanne Barr, the writers for her show were all liberal. Hello! Most of our so-called entertainment originates from Hollywood, P.C. capital of the West Coast. (Obviously, NYC is the East Coast capital.)

So what, you might be asking. Dear friends, this show cancelation is important because of the tremendous hypocrisy it demonstrates. It was important enough for me, for the second time this year, to write to executives of a major media corporation. We must understand the high level of brainwashing and re-education these media corporations are exerting over us. They are literally telling us how we must think, act, and speak.

In the case of Roseanne, she spoke the lines given to her on the sitcom. In her private life, she supposedly has the same first amendment rights of every citizen. She made comments that pale in comparison to the garbage spewed by scores of other so-called entertainers, celebrities, and public figures. On the ABC network alone, there are several paid performers who, on a daily basis, assault viewers with vile, disgusting, anti-American, anti-Christian garbage. Amazingly, they do this both on and off the air. And yet, these disgusting "entertainers" are not canceled, or publicly censured. No, they are applauded. Meanwhile, Roseanne, voicing opinions during her private time, NOT while on the air, gets fired. If this isn't the height of hypocrisy, may I ask what is?

Furthermore, there is the issue of her fellow cast members who then "piled on." What a bunch of ungrateful hypocritical snakes! They had jobs because of Roseanne Barr.

Roseanne's mistake wasn't making so-called racist tweets. She erred on two fronts. First, as a free-thinker, she doesn't play by the P.C. game rules. Second, she didn't adhere to the "party line" of globalism, and made a negative comment about George Soros, something ABC would frown upon doing.

Soros-funded groups are bent on destroying America. Top-ranking people at ABC are involved with Soros groups. Do your own research. Good sources are the Media Research Center and Conservapedia sites. Soros has a track record of destruction in other countries. He influences what the globalist media spews to the masses, and is a major player/funder in U.S. political campaigns. It's dangerous to cross this man, and linking him with the Clinton clan, even tongue-in-cheek, was beyond bold.

This incident is a small example of the hypocrisy within the systems/structures of America. For decades we have been putting celebrities on pedestals, to the point of worshiping them. We hang on their every word, follow them on social media, buy all their products, pay admission for all their movies/concerts, etc. Slowly, their views have supplanted all our personal reasoning. If "they" say something, it must be true. In short, these people have become our idols. They can do no wrong.

While we are worshiping at the altar of our new gods/idols, making them wealthy beyond imagination, we are being mocked, ridiculed, and re-educated. Our children, who also are being indoctrinated into idol worship, are learning how to be foul-mouthed, ill-mannered, and incapable of rational thought. Because of the lifestyles of our rich and famous idols, drugs and excess are glorified. Envy, lust, and emulation are major operating forces behind the scenes. Quite frankly, few of the folks in media are worthy of being emulated.

While it doesn't need explaining, let's at least examine some of what these modern-day idols offer America. Let's consider any of the so-called situation comedies we identify as entertainment. Have we become so dumbed-down, so de-Christianized in our thinking that we can't recognize the filth they spew, the garbage they dump right into our living rooms? The language is appalling. The interaction between married couples – particularly wives towards husbands – and children towards parents is abhorrent. Compare today's programming, undoubtedly written by mockers of God and the Bible, to the programming of say Father Knows Best, Hazel, or Bonanza of the 50's and 60's. Oh yes, I can hear some people wanting to mock me for such comparison. After all, we are living in the 21st century, and are so much smarter, wiser, and sophisticated. Uh huh...

May I ask just when do manners, morality, kindness, consideration, respect, truthfulness, faithfulness, and love no longer matter in a society? In today's TV programming, I do not see these attributes portrayed. Do you? Seriously?

Moreover, in the entertainment of yesteryear, proper relationships were promoted. Now "they" tell us that anything goes, and that TV/movies reflect the values of today's America. Really? America's values are becoming what the media tell us they should be, and like mind-numbed robots, we acquiesce. So just because our self-possessed, egotistical, dysfunctional idols sleep with anything that walks, and marry and divorce like it's a game, we are to believe this is normal and worthy of teaching to our children – the next generation? It would seem that even within the so-called Church that multitudes believe this garbage because even they emulate the behavior. (In previous columns we've discussed the high rates of divorce and co-habitation within the Church.)

While we are discussing relationships, we need to address the proverbial elephant in the room – homosexuality. If the entertainment media supposedly reflects our society, and only about four percent of the populace identify themselves as homosexual, why are homosexuals portrayed in a positive way on almost every program/movie aired? Contrast this with the fact that about 75 percent of the population identify with Christianity (Gallup poll 2015), but we rarely see Christians portrayed in a positive manner by this same media. Unless there is an agenda to promote homosexuality, the "representation" of this particular segment of society would not have such a huge presence. Further, unless there is an agenda to demonize and ridicule Christians, the positive presence/portrayal of true Bible-believing Christianity would be greater. Can anyone explain this oddity? Oh and by the way, Muslims get treated with respect on today's programming. Hmmm...

The same people who tell us there is a so-called separation of Church and State just so Christian input in government will be marginalized, are the ones who only mention Christianity in mocking, comical ways. Whereas, just this week I watched 40-60+ year old episodes of Little House on the Prairie, Bonanza, and Father Knows Best where true prayers were portrayed; Bible verses were quoted, chapter and verse; and both Christmas carols and hymns were sung that glorified Jesus Christ.

Scores of people ask the question of why there are school shootings and other violence, particularly among minorities. Have they ever listened to the lyrics of rap music? Parents and grandparents ask why their kids/grandkids are so disrespectful. Have they ever really watched the TV programs and movies (the new teachers) these kids are seeing? People scratch their heads in amazement at the vulgarity bombarding them from all sides. Have they not listened to what is spewed from the mouths of their idols in media, whether on or off air?

People, the garbage truck may not be visiting our homes every week with a new load, but the TV and movie theaters have tons of garbage to dump on us, both "services" for which we willingly pay money to view. What are we thinking?

We can find alternative avenues for our entertainment/news, or continue to fund, follow, and elevate idols, garbage dumpers, and hypocrisy. Personally, I'm opting for the former choice. How about you? To anyone willing to hear....

© Madeline Crabb

 

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Madeline Crabb

Madeline Crabb is a Christian, a Constitutional Conservative, and a patriot. Holding a degree in journalism and public relations, and training from the Leadership Institute, she has been a columnist since 2000, and has written for various Christian newspapers around the country. As a “watchwoman” on the wall (Is.62:67), Madeline calls all citizens to awaken, arise, and act in restoring one nation under God.

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