There’s a lot we would not see eye-to-eye about with Ellen Degeneres. But she nailed this.
It’s a message we could use a lot more of in today’s stupidly divided times.
Ellen was invited to watch a football game and got to sit in the Cowboys’ suite.
In the process, she wound up sitting next to none other than President George Dubya Bush. It’s an unlikely pairing that led to a photo that led to her
She gave a pretty funny monologue which is worth watching in its own right, and she came to her key point.
Yes, that was me at the Cowboys game with George W. Bush over the weekend. Here’s the whole story. pic.twitter.com/AYiwY5gTIS
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 8, 2019
“During the game they showed a shot of George and me laughing together, and so people were upset. They thought, ‘why is a gay Hollywood liberal sitting next to a conservative Republican president… But a lot of people were mad, and they do what people do when they’re mad. They tweet. But here’s one tweet that I loved. This person says, Ellen and George Bush together makes me have faith in America again.
Exactly! Here’s the thing. I’m friends with George Bush, in fact I’m friends with a lot of people who don’t share the same beliefs that I have. We’re all different, and I think that we’ve forgotten that that’s OK that we’re all different.
She makes a couple more jokes before giving a great closing thought that’s worth hearing in her own words.
We agree with her sentiments. We hope they are heartfelt.
But if they’re really serious about this sentiment, maybe we could ask a favor. Can you tell your team to knock off the ‘Cancel Culture’?
No, really, the left is getting as bad as the Communist Chinese in your demands for ideological conformity, and in your ruthless crusing of those who dare to hold a private opinion that rubs you the wrong way.
(Just look at what’s going on with Social Media platforms, and pay attention to who gets thrown into the sin bin, and who does not.)
Those good wishes are a great start. In all seriousness, they are.
And the way you can breathe some life into that idea as a policy is to stop silencing the voices of people with whom you disagree.