Actress/comedian Sarah Silverman in this tweet, advocated for the military overthrow of a duly elected president of the United States:
“Wake up and join the resistance. Once the military is with us the fascists get overthrown. Mad king and his handlers go bye bye.”
Sarah was the featured speaker last year at the Arts Connection Benefit, a charity for arts education in New York public schools.
Sarah was offered the opportunity to address the middle and high school students:
… Silverman talked about the smell of sperm and included “gags mentioning abortion, sexual assault, her dead dog and sex with boyfriend Michael Speen…At the end of the night, Silverman seemed to shock even the most hard-core New Yorkers with her limit-pushing new material…” (from Bizpac Review)
In a scene from the Sarah Silverman Show Sarah is lectured on a couch by two women who share, with forced sincerity, that abortion is the taking of a human life and something she should never do.
She abruptly leaves, and with the poignant sound track of Green Day’s “Time of your Life” playing in the background, Sarah goes on, in a breezy “aw shucks” kind of way, to have 3 separate abortions in the Reagan, Clinton and Bush administrations.
What the Heck Happened to this Woman?
As I explored Silverman’s past, I expected to find an abortion in her history given the crude sexual content, the abortion themes in her comedy, and her radical pro abortion advocacy.
Silverman reports no history of abortion, but she does share a traumatic experience while filming a sex scene in 2013, and seems to suggest it is not her first time suffering such abuse.
[Please be warned the following is graphic]:
“I’ve had experiences in my life… I had a brutal sex scene in something that [before] I was looking around going, ‘Is there gonna be a board or something between us?’
It fell on deaf ears and the next thing I knew it was happening. It hurt to walk for two days.”
Silverman explained that she expected “someone would have thought before hand and protected me in some way”…
Of the scene, she said: “He is completely naked except for not even the thickness of a sock…He’s not even a real actor, he’s an extra. And he’s smashing me and [inflicting painful and abusive simulated sex on] me in the scene… It felt very violating.”
Why would a woman like Silverman, who has experienced sexual abuse and other similar “experiences,” in her life, exhibit such crudeness, shocking sexual content and radical pro abortion themes in her comedy?
The Sexual Wounding of our Nation
It is important to keep in mind when we look at the generally pro-abortion/pro-sexual revolution mindset of most in the entertainment business that generations of women like Silverman have come of age in a culture that tries to normalize hook-ups and sex without real commitment.
Female celebrities and those working in the business of entertainment are often personally involved in, or promoting in their artistic medium characters involved in such “consensual” sexual relationships, often with multiple partners, and no marital commitment. Abortions are often the back up when birth control fails.
These sexual encounters are presented as mutually empowering and satisfying (and with no one suffering from the record number of Sexually transmitted diseases now plaguing our nation.)
Leah Fessler shares about her experience of the hook-up culture in college:
“Far more frequent, however, were pseudo-relationships, the mutant children of meaningless sex and loving partnerships. Two students consistently hook up with one another—and typically, only each other—for weeks, months, even years. Yet per unspoken social code, neither party is permitted emotional involvement, commitment, or vulnerability. To call them exclusive would be “clingy,” or even “crazy.”
Fessler went on to interview other women on their experience of the hook-up culture:
“The women I interviewed were eager to build connections, intimacy and trust with their sexual partners. Instead, almost all of them found themselves going along with hookups that induced overwhelming self-doubt, emotional instability and loneliness.”
On a deeper level, as Leah Fessler reveals, these relationships are often experienced by women as abusive and exploitive. Women must repress a natural desire for greater intimacy and commitment from their partners. Some develop a false sense of “empowerment,” and a type of mastery of their emotional trauma, by adopting the same detached and even predatory behaviors of some exploitive/abusive males.
The Fruit of Moral and Spiritual Darkness
Sarah Silverman, who was powerless and violated, and likely involved in exploitive sexual relationships, is in need of repentance, and emotional and spiritual healing.
Sadly, she may be trying to master her trauma but by becoming the Queen of raunchy, sexually explicit comedy, with a twisted attachment to radical pro-abortion advocacy.
Even with no abuse history, an ongoing immersion in spiritual and moral darkness leads to a gradual corruption of the heart, intellect, and soul. This is reflected in Silverman’s perverted art, radical advocacy for the death of innocent unborn children, and suggestion of a military coup against President Trump.
The Entertainment industry has its share of compromised women and men. They have their own personal wounds from abuse and abortion loss, and have been corrupted in various ways if they have been promoting sexual immorality and abortion in their art.
Rather than look within their own hearts and souls, with honesty and humility, some of the over-the-top reactions to the Trump administration, may be connected to their personal experiences of abortion and other abuse, and their own complicity in corrupting our culture. They may be projecting their own personal guilt, pain and rage onto what they see as a scary and dangerous president and administration that is not as friendly to the agenda of Planned Parenthood and their allies.
The hyper-reactivity (apart from any legitimate difference in politics and policy) suggests that the response is coming from a deeper place.
Note Robert DeNiro’s reaction to the Trump victory in November:
“I feel like I did after 9-11.”
He didn’t say, “I am very upset that my candidate lost, but I wish the new president well” – which would have been a gracious and reasonable response.
DeNiro compares the election of Trump, to a terrorist attack that led to the death of 3000 Americans.
This is not a normal response.
Hope for the Future
There are many excellent television programs, beautiful music, plays and other forms of artistic expression.
But if we are to be honest, we have also seen a gradual lowering of standards in our overall culture. Many influential and popular forms of music, movies and other entertainment are increasingly pornographic, misogynistic, and graphically violent.
Whatever your reservations about the Trump administration, there are signs that, at least for the next four years, Washington will not be a close partner of the more radical elements of the Entertainment Industrial Complex.
Whether you like President Donald Trump or not, many of the women and men in his administration understand the value of our Judeo-Christian heritage. In the areas of pro life, and religious liberty, there are reasons to be hopeful for significant progress and change.
This may be our last opportunity to begin to turn back the tide of the sexual revolution, and begin to heal the impact of abortion and other moral and spiritual attacks upon our nation.
Just as immorality leads to darkness, so too if we can begin moving back toward moral sanity, the light will begin to spread across our land and a new day can dawn for our beloved country.