I pondered the title for today's piece, with all of the things going on drawing my scrutiny. Urban Meyer made the list with his nepotistic handling of his assistant coaches domestic violence accusations by his estranged wife dating back to 2009.
Obviously, winning football games is the top priority in the culture of Ohio State. There’s no legitimate argument to defend the behavior exhibited by this institution in the face of what we assume as the truth of all this. No one is denying the events leading up to this day of judgment. None of the details are being disputed or portrayed as misrepresented. In my eyes, it’s a case of values and poor judgment rewarded with essentially a slap on the wrist in the face of a nation wide scandal.
Jeff Sessions is the other person smelling of disgrace this day. Who takes the criticism of their boss like he does? Come to find out the president doesn’t have to obey the actual laws. Lincoln threatened to jail the Supreme Court Chief Justice, when informed his suspension of habeas corpus was unconstitutional. Trump dogs the fuck out of these people, and they just take it.
Sessions is so delusional with rampant ideology, he fails to identify his role in supporting progress. He wants to hold humanity to this Johnson era conservatism at all costs, while wiggling around the legal controversy pushed up by the very administration, that nominated him for his current position.
Asia Argento seems to have a double standard for her role in the #metoo movement. I don’t know what she did or didn’t do, and the personal life of those who pretend to be other people, so that their audience can numb the fuck out of their own actual lives is a waste of my attention. What I find perplexing is the volume of attention this situation has garnered.
The media takes the position of delivering the truth in support of free speech, so that the populous can hold the authority accountable with their vote, derived from this transparency of understanding. Trump has attacked this relationship with accusations of fake agenda based content from the mainstream providers of news. The expansion of the internet has diluted the capacity of any single source of content for providing in depth factual beneficial information with attention grabbing headlines absent of breadth and scope.
“Do we find the cost of freedom, buried in the ground. Mother Earth will swallow you, lay your body down...”
~Crosby, Stills, and Nash~