We are truly living in a bizarre time in history. If you are
a public figure – especially one of a conservative political bent – then you are
being forced to walk on eggshells, just to assure you don’t trample on the oh-so
delicate sensibilities of the those who may be within earshot.
The problem is, our society has been pushed into such a
hyper-sensitive state, where simply suggesting you prefer A1 sauce to Heinz 57
could send some group into a spiral of pearl-clutching madness.
Compliment a lady on her dress?
SEXIST! FIGURATIVE RAPIST! PATRIARCHAL PRIVILEGE!
And do you know what you never, ever do?
You don’t mention Adolph Hitler in any sense, unless it is
the leftist-approved comparison of some conservative to the dreadful Nazi
Conservative radio host, Ben Shapiro, is getting the brush
off by several of his podcast’s sponsors today, after comments he made while speaking
during the annual March for Life anti-abortion rally, on Friday.
The speech is being called “controversial.”
The only real controversy is why what he said was upsetting to anyone.
So, the first sponsor to pull their advertising was a toothbrush
company called Quip.
“Our mission is to make good oral health more accessible to everyone, and podcast advertising is one way we’re able to realize this,” Quip said in a statement reported by HuffPost.
“However, following one of our ads being read in a venue we did not endorse, we have chosen to discontinue our advertising relationship with this show. We are also taking steps to ensure all of our advertising partners are aligned with our oral health mission and values.”
Frankly, I would have never heard of them, if not for Ben
So was this in response to Shapiro’s speech, or the fact
that he was mentioning them during a broadcast from a pro-life rally?
The second sponsor to drop Shapiro’s show, however was
firmly opposed to his pro-life message. And baby Hitler.
Calm, a relaxation and meditation app, responded to users condemning Shapiro’s speech on Twitter, writing late Friday night that the company did do not “align with” Shapiro’s message and that it would be pulling its sponsorship.
“We do not align with this message. We’re pulling our sponsorship,” Calm wrote on its official Twitter account.
Other than this being another company I’ve never heard of, I
think it’s important to understand exactly what message they’re objecting to.
During his show, Shapiro was apparently responding to
someone who sought to make a case for abortion by mentioning Hitler.
That’s a callous and wrong, on so many levels.
But Susan – Hitler was a mass murderer! A Nazi! An anti-Christ figure!
All of these things are true.
But as Shapiro so aptly spelled out, no one who is truly pro-life would go back, if they could, and kill baby Hitler.
Check out Shapiro’s full statement, rather than the blurb that has been pushed out for the rage junkies of the left to gorge on.
Did you catch that? For those that skipped the video, he said no pro-life person on earth would go back and kill baby Hitler, because he wasn’t Hitler. Adult Hitler was Hitler. Baby Hitler was a baby.
Shapiro further explained that what should happen, in the fantasy scenario of going back in time and intervening to stop the horrific events that made up Nazi-controlled Germany, was that baby Hitler be taken out of his home life and moved into a better environment, where he would not grow up to be the Hitler of historical nightmare.
How much is actually known about Hitler’s formative years? I know he was a middle child in a family with 6 children. I know his father was in government, and his mother was the third wife.
Do we otherwise know of what secrets may have been contained behind the closed doors of the Hitler family, safe from the eyes of the public? Was he loved and nurtured? Was he abused? Mistreated, or ignored?
These seem like odd points of interest to consider, when you also consider who we’re talking about. It becomes less odd when you look at it from the point of psychology and early childhood development.
Children need a safe, loving environment to grow up in. That is a certainty that expands beyond any cultural boundaries.
I’m not even saying that even that works 100 percent of the time. We could probably all name at least one person who we know came from a stable home environment and grew up to be awful.
We probably also know those who have had the worst imaginable start to life, but overcame their past to really excel at living.
Statistically, however, Shapiro was speaking correctly. Baby Adolphus Hitler, given the opportunity and nurturing, could have very well grown to be someone completely different. He could have channeled that drive into become a healer or a uniter, rather than one of the most reviled historical figures in the world.
Ultimately, I don’t think Shapiro is going to see any real damage to his show or his reputation because of this. His podcast is downloaded more than 10 million times, each month.
That would be 10 million listeners who no longer will hear about some obscure toothbrush company called Quip, or an uptight app called Calm, oddly billed as a meditation and relaxation app.
They needed Shapiro more than he needed them.
They should save that moral outrage for those unborn children who are exterminated through abortion every day, while their executioners are taking government funds to do it.
It’s a modern day holocaust, and the world is made uglier, less hopeful because of it and its defenders.