And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. Hebrews 4:13
If you are a Bugs Bunny fan, you know who Pepe Le Pew is. He is currently being maligned as a rapist and the originator of modern men’s tendency to sexually harass and rape women. That is, at least, the current school of thought in our overly “woke” culture.
The London Daily Mail Article trumpets that he “…normalized rape culture and taught boys that no doesn’t really mean no.”
Um… He’s a cartoon character. And whoever wrote the article can’t seem to get his most basic facts straight. In the same headline he starts out saying he’s a French racoon (wrong) and a few words later correctly calls him a French skunk.
David Chappelle is cited as having said, “What kind of a…rapist is this guy?” As if his humor is part of the foundation for seriously calling a cartoon character one who normalized rape. HE’S A COMEDIAN!!! Since when do comedians precisely use facts to get a laugh? The normal routine is to slightly misrepresent a fact to support a joke.
As kids we would laugh at the ridiculous Pepe Le Pew. He is obviously a loser who thinks he’s magnificent. How stupid is he? The running gag is that some black cat accidently manages to get white paint going down her back, making her look kinda skunk-ish. Pepe, hilarious idiot that he is, can’t tell the difference between that painted cat and a skunk – one of his own!
He fits the following theory of humor; something living encrusted with something mechanical. Example: a living person trips over a crack in the sidewalk as if he’s a machine that can’t see what’s in front of him. That’s funny! Unless he is seriously hurt.
Pepe Le Pew is something alive that has the stupidity of a machine, unable to recognize what’s in front of him or even what he truly is. He is a character designed to poke fun at his obnoxious, human, gasbag counterparts. That also is a societal use of humor; sanctioning unwanted behavior.
Unfortunately, our society only worries about political correctness. It’s the only tool in their toolbox. If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail, right? Our society continues to become less and less educated, less able to reason critically. That’s why every time some idiot argument comes along, they jump on board without hesitation.
The other problem in this whole broo-haha is lack of accountability. Flip Wilson’s “The devil made me do it” has turned into the woke culture’s “The skunk made me do it.”
Hence today’s Bible verse. We are all accountable to God for what we say and do. Even those sexual criminals who suffered childhood abuse or have any other reason for doing what they do don’t get a pass. The only pass any of us gets is through Jesus! I firmly believe that we will all be shown our whole lives at the last judgement. Satan will accuse us and try to claim our souls, but Jesus will step forward and claim us as His. He’ll show that He paid our debt, and we’ll leave that judgement with Him.
Pepe Le Pew? He was conceived for laughs and to poke fun at self-aggrandized idiots like himself. If that’s anybody’s excuse for his behavior, they must be as stupid as he is.