California is nothing if not “progressive.” Those that represent the state’s 25th district have made that abundantly clear recently. Democratic Rep. Katie “Thrill” Hill resigned a few weeks ago after it was revealed that she was involved in a “throuple” with her now-estranged husband and a younger female staffer. And that she had also allegedly carried on a solo affair with her legislative director.
Now, progressive Turkish-American television personality Cenk Uyger is running for the Congressional seat that Ms. Hill vacated. The Democratic House candidate, who has been a lawyer, businessman, columnist, journalist, activist and political commentator, is the creator of The Young Turks, a left-leaning political and social commentary program he co-hosts with Ana Kasparian. Unfortunately for Uyger, a 2013 video clip from the show recently surfaced which has embroiled the wannabe Congressman in a sexual scandal of his own, one not involving other humans.
In the video, Uyger tells Kasparian, “Here comes the controversial part I shouldn’t say: I believe that if I were the benevolent dictator of the world, I would legalize bestiality.” Uyger had the decency to add that he would only permit the practice if “you are pleasuring the animal.” He went on to mention a case, previously covered by his show, in which a person was “pleasuring a horse,” helpfully noting that the horse “came to a conclusion.” This led him to rhetorically ask, “So, who got harmed?” before adding, “If you really ask the horse, did you mind, the answer’s gotta be…” (here he shakes his head back and forth in the manner of a horse whinnying) “No-oo-oo-oo-o.”
A few short years ago, progressives told us the push for gay marriage was the civil rights movement of our time. Then that title was bestowed on the battle for transgenders to have access to whichever gender’s bathroom and locker room they felt like using at any given time. Perhaps, in the very near future, the courageous politicians of California’s 25th district will blaze the trail towards the legalization of polyamory and bestiality.
In truth, whether they are fooling-- or horsing— around, the actions of these politicians from the Land of Fruit and Nuts harm us all…by making a mockery of representative government, public service, and human dignity.