As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace, and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect.
The truth is that I took a break from the chaos of politics; what was happening, who was saying what about whom, but this does not mean that important words should ever be left un-said. Particularly when I think about the White House Correspondents Dinner, or the sex allegations that are alleged by Stormy Daniels. Whilst I cannot say it happened or did not, I can say that there is such as thing as dirty politics. There are scandals used specifically to create a bad image about a person for a political gain. We can think of these types of scandals are strategically designed to obstruct a political party, or a presidency. In the case of Daniels, we can ponder: why she did not come forward before President Trump's Presidency, and why when a person is at the forefront of running a country, and why are there large sums of money involved? Whilst I also don't agree with President Trump aligning friends such as Rudy Giuliani, to speak or act on his behalf - I do wonder and question how such sex scandals have an impact, or impression.
With regards to the White House Correspondents Dinner, I will agree that Michelle Wolf was disgusting. To be in the spotlight and use her craft to demean others, who were actually in the same room, to me it was disgraceful. Her act reminded me of Shakespeare's dramatic plays. He often included an aside character, or a clown, today we would call them a comedian. Except in Wolf's' case, we saw a person in the White House disgracing those who were occupants of the house, and also belonging to the Trump administration. When we talk about women empowering other women, are we going to include all women regardless of political opinions? Or does empowerment stop when one decides to belong to a certain political affiliation? Or what about women, who should stop being bitches to other women for a change? Women say that they want equality, empowerment, but really don't realize the harm they do to their fellow women.
Also if we think about about the comedian, we should ask - How far should the role of a comedian be exercised? Or was it the wrong time and place for Wolf's comments? It's like me inviting someone into my home, telling them to back stab me while I'm out of the home. Free speech is not just about using the space of the White House Correspondents dinner to bash each other, it should be a time to gather, enjoy each others company, and celebrate accomplishments. I also hold President Trump accountable here as well. Why would you not want to be present? Because if you think about it, the media is also covering positive points about the Presidency, but then again Sarah Elizabeth Huckabee Sanders, White House Press Secretary, was present, and it did not stop Fox from bashing her. And to all who laughed, clapped, and were pleased with her, I also think that it was disgusting. There is a time and place, this gathering was neither appropriate, for the remarks of Michelle Wolf, comedian or not.
Maybe it is time to re-think about the objective of the White House Correspondents Dinner? If everyone is so concerned about building the future, or the effect and impact of future generations, then these types of spaces, gathering, and words that are spoken have to also be thought about carefully.