I recently stumbled across a disturbing tweet by Morgan Freeman, in which he demands that the hotel that hosted CPAC denounce the event because its stage was shaped like a rune. If that sounds absolutely ridiculous, that’s because it is.
The one good thing about this situation is that the Morgan Freeman in question is not the famous actor, but just a despicable excuse for a human being who happens to share the actor’s name.
Freeman’s tweet is below:
In case it is not immediately apparent how ridiculous this is, allow me to explain. First of all, there is no proof whatsoever that the stage was designed to look like the odal rune. The CPAC stage looks like a pretty typical stage shape to me, and it is entirely plausible that the resemblance to the rune was coincidental. Second, even if the stage was intended to look like the rune, why is that bad? Runes are Viking letters. The fact that the Nazis happened to use this rune does not make the rune a Nazi symbol; it is a Viking symbol that happened to be used by Nazis. There is no rule that if a symbol has ever been used by Nazis, then no one is allowed to use it ever again.
Most importantly, Freeman’s tweets about CPAC and its allegedly rune-like stage demonstrate that he is a bully and a bigot. This is apparent in the above tweet, in which Freeman doubles down on his idiocy by criticizing the organizer of CPAC for claiming that the rune resemblance was coincidental. Preposterously, Freeman claims that he and those who share his ideology are “standing up” to those on the opposite side of the ideological spectrum, despite the fact that those of Freeman’s ideology control the presidency, Congress, media, technology industry, educational system, all major sports leagues, public opinion, and society in general. For a powerful majority to “stand up to” an unpopular minority is a contradiction in terms. Additionally, there is no truth to Freeman’s presumption about CPAC’s “hatred, racism and white supremacy” or the “evil foundation” that it is built on. CPAC was not built on an evil foundation, nor does it have anything to do with hatred, racism, or white supremacy.
If these two tweets were not abhorrent enough, a quick glance at Freeman’s twitter feed reveals that he repeatedly characterizes people whom he dislikes as white supremacists despite there being no evidence that this is the case (silly me, I thought that the term “white supremacist” meant a white supremacist, as opposed to merely a person that the speaker dislikes), refers to former president Trump as “The Idiot,” and demands that various political figures whom he dislikes be “fucked,” “fucked hard,” or made to have sex with animals. Here are a few examples:
Obnoxiously, Freeman also retweets various tweets in which people mindlessly and sycophantically express agreement with his CPAC/rune tweet, including the following:
In this tweet, Sari Beth Rosenberg is demanding that Hyatt “immediately” “speak out and do something” about the fact that a conference took place at which the stage was (likely coincidentally) shaped like a Viking rune. Rosenberg thus demonstrates herself to be as much of a bully, bigot, and despicable excuse for a human being as Freeman. These morally bankrupt individuals, and all those who think like them, are completely intolerant of all people who are different from themselves. It is not enough for them that right-leaning people be stigmatized, marginalized, condemned, boycotted, banned from social media, fired from their jobs, and subjected to relentless insults and ridicule; they must be completely obliterated from the earth. I cannot imagine what it would be like to be so bigoted and intolerant that you cannot even permit people with differing views to hold a conference. The attitudes expressed by Freeman and Rosenberg are truly reprehensible and disgusting. They are beating up on an unpopular and powerless minority in the cruelest and moss classless of ways and then acting as if they are somehow morally in the right. I will never, ever stop standing up against this senseless nastiness, lack of logic, and lack of empathy.