Ashton Kutcher and his wife Mila Kunis have found themselves in hot water lately after it became public knowledge that they wrote character letters to the judge in support of their friend Danny Masterson, who was convicted of rape and sentenced to thirty years in prison in a second trial after the first one ended in a mistrial. The squealing, effeminate (and mostly female) mob of the usual feminists and castrati jumped on social media to demand their heads on a silver platter. In the current climate, the mainstream mob insists that you must abandon all allegiance, friendships, and even family ties over any perceived wrongdoing. Whether it’s something as trivial as showing support for Trump or as severe as a rape accusation, the societal consequence is the same: you will be cast out of the Longhouse.
We are here to tell you something quite different, and quite unpopular: Ashton Kutcher (and Mila) did nothing wrong in supporting their friend. Allow us to explain.
The left, which currently dominates popular culture, wants you to believe that cancel culture is some angry but fair god who bestows his judgment without bias, regardless of the offender. However, exceptions quickly pop up when the offender is someone like George Floyd, who, despite threatening to murder a pregnant woman and her unborn baby, receives vastly different treatment from the cancel culture gods. In cases like George’s, cancel culture takes an unexpected vacation, and the offender is transformed into a hero, celebrated with an extravagant kingly funeral that includes a horse-drawn carriage and a gold coffin. But here’s the plot twist: if you refuse to celebrate this thug’s life of crime, you will actually be canceled. Sure, it defies logic, but that’s precisely the point —to leave you bewildered, trapped in a maze of conflicting narratives, and unsure of what to say, do, or think.
So, when both Ashton and his wife, Mila Kunis, wrote those now-infamous character letters to the judge in support of Masterson, their friend and co-star from “That 70s Show”, little did they know they were walking right into a convoluted trap.
Ashton Kutcher did nothing wrong by writing that letter. As a matter of fact, not writing it would have been wrong for many reasons. Friendship and loyalty and honor do not require merely that you stand by friends during the good times — rather, they require we stand by our friends through thick and thin.
Danny Masterson may be guilty of rape. His accusers may have been telling the truth, and he may deserve to serve every single hour and minute of his 30 year sentence in jail. Even so, we are reminded in the Gospel that our obligation of charity is to love not only our neighbors, but even our enemies.
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[i] and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
If we are commanded to love (will the good) of even our enemies, then how much more should Ashton and Mila stand by a friend?
Now, suppose Masterson is not guilty of rape, and his accusers were lying. It may be unlikely, but not impossible. In that case, it would be even worse for Ashton Kutcher to abandon his friend. We are reminded in the gospels of the obligation to visit the prisoners.
34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’
44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’
45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’
A brief, truthful letter to the judge regarding their relationship with Masterson was actually the least Ashton and Mila Kunis could do. If friends and family abandoned each other every time one did something wrong, or sinned, we would live in a very cold and evil world — one might even argue that we are headed down that path to a pagan world in which charity has grown cold.
In fact, Ashton and Mila’s only sin in this case may be that they caved to the mob and filmed an apology like two desperate hostages signaling for help, begging for the mob not so stone them, and clinging to hope that the cancel gods might forgive them and grant them absolution.
Ashton Kutcher and Mika Kunis offer apology after giving character reference letter to now double convicted rapist Danny Masterson who has been sentenced to 30 years in jail for the violent rape of two women.
“The letters were not written to question the legitimacy of the… pic.twitter.com/uol0yyB9zP
— Oli London (@OliLondonTV) September 9, 2023
Naturally, that apology did more harm than good. Nothing fuels a Satanic cancel mob like a cowardly mea culpa. It’s the same as tossing a bucket of bloody chum into an ocean of hungry sharks. The ensuing onslaught is like some ravenous feeding frenzy among these vicious predators.
Ashton and Mila quickly learned that lesson. In a desperate bid to appease the cruel cancel culture gods, first Ashton offered up a new brazen sacrifice. This time, he handed over his charity role as an appeasement offering. Ashton stepped down from his position as board chairman at ‘Thorn,” an organization he and Kunis created that is dedicated to combating child sex abuse Apparently, there’s a cancel culture rule that states you can’t support kids if you wrote a character letter for a friend convicted of rape, but you can support kids if you celebrate the life of a career criminal who threatened to shoot a pregnant woman in the stomach. Got it?
Ashton Kutcher, the actor and investor, has resigned as board chairman of Thorn, the anti-child sexual abuse organization he co-founded with his then-wife Demi Moore. The news comes just over a week after the world learned that Kutcher and his wife and former “That 70’s Show” co-star Mila Kunis wrote character letters to the judge before sentencing their longtime friend and former colleague, the convicted rapist and celebrity Scientologist Danny Masterson.
Mila stepped down from Thorn shortly thereafter.
An important aside: this whole effeminate, backbiting culture of ideological reprisals, mob cancellations, and psychological terrorism could be a prelude to something much worse: Red Terror. Revolver has previously covered the similarities between today’s political left and that of Lenin and the Bolsheviks in pre-Revolutionary Russia. The article had a chilling title: “These Key Similarities Between Lenin’s Red Terror and America’s Woke Culture Reveal Left’s Blueprint For Complete Takeover”.
Thursday marked the 151st birthday of the most successful revolutionary of all time, Vladimir Lenin. With only a tiny cabal of diehard followers, Lenin seized control of the world’s largest country and inaugurated a reign of darkness and terror that lasted seventy years.
There are many lessons to draw from the blood-soaked life of Lenin. But one of the most important is this takeaway for the terrifying “woke” moment America is living through right now. Things are not going to naturally get better. Things will not organically “calm down.” Until there is a fundamental reset of America’s treasonous leadership class, today’s unthinkable witch hunt is merely a prelude of an even darker globalist terror to come.
The Bolsheviks were indisputably more murderous than today’s left (if only because they lived in a more violent age), but even they had to ramp up how much terror they engaged in.
Once they had taken power, the Bolsheviks didn’t immediately launch Stalin-style mass purges. Instead, the Bolsheviks started off in a way modern Americans would find disturbingly familiar: By legitimizing criminal anarchy and co-opting the justice system.
In their earliest days, the Bolsheviks framed their political abuses as a “war on privilege.” In a tactic eerily reminiscent of 2020’s riots, the Bolsheviks of 1918 encouraged a decentralized campaign by the masses to plunder and crush class enemies.
Crucially, from their oppressive beginnings, the Bolsheviks only grew more fanatical and more violent over time. The decentralized wave of mob justice and plunder gave way to a more centralized and ruthless campaign to exterminate enemies of the regime.
“We must put an end once and for all to the papist-Quaker babble about the sanctity of human life,” said Trotsky, one of the chief apostles of the so-called “Red Terror.”
The press played in integral role in radicalizing the masses and justifying the Terror. “Only rivers of blood can atone for the blood of Lenin,” cried one paper. Pravda announced that “the time has come for us to crush the bourgeoisie or be crushed by it.”
When left-wing movements start to fail, they become paranoid. Unable to accept the shortcomings of their ideology, they hunt for wreckers, saboteurs, spies, and traitors, any scapegoat that can be used to avoid admitting that their policies are the root of failure.
That’s just as true of today’s left as it is of their intellectual forebears. Despite uprooting every part of American life and spending trillions of dollars, liberalism has totally failed to abolish inequality in America. Instead of bringing universal prosperity, liberalism has produced homeless hellscapes, catastrophic public schools, gutted neighborhoods, and fragmented families. Finding the causes within liberalism is unthinkable. Again and again, big-city governments, private colleges, elite newspapers, and left-wing non-profits have been convulsed by witch hunts to root out “sexism” and “systemic racism.” Decades-old statements and stray words are sufficient proof to end a career, and sometimes not even that is needed. Rather than accept the reality that black Americans are more likely to commit crimes than other groups, liberals have declared war on the police. They would rather send good police to prison and subject millions of Americans to criminal terror than admit to a truth that is right in front of them.
Back to the subject matter at hand: truly, the only thing Ashton Kutcher did wrong was apologize for being a good, loyal support to his friend when needed him most. While condemning heinous criminal acts is a given, it’s possible to distinguish a terrible deed from the person you’ve known and loved as a good friend. This is a reality of everyday life, because humans are flawed creatures and we make mistakes. Striking a balance and embracing forgiveness is vital, never forgetting that loyalty is one of the most cherished traits to posses. You should never apologize or explain yourself for standing by a friend through thick and thin, and cancellation shouldn’t be the consequence of loyalty. If we keep heading down this dangerous path, we’re just going to end up in a world even colder, faker, and more superficial than the one we already live in.