It’s hard to narrow down the biggest element of leftist dumbassery. Every time we seem to nail a trait down, the left throws something even more mind-numbingly stupid our way. Lately, it’s their retroactive “wokeness.” That’s where they retroactively shame old movies and TV shows for not being “woke” before “woke” was a thing.
Molly Ringwald chose to blast all the John Hughes movies from the 80s. Yeah, the same Molly Ringwald who would be “whatsherface from that one season of The Facts of Life” had it not been for John Hughes movies.
Yeah, Bill Maher’s not having it:
What can you do? Label us all degenerates for not already being who we would eventually become?
If you spend your time combing through old TV shows to identify stuff that by today’s standard looks bad, you’re not woke, you’re just a douchebag.
You can’t enjoy any music, movies or TV from ‘back when’ for any length of time without seeing something we just don’t do any more. But aren’t we adult enough to separate what we like about an old movie from what we don’t?
Look, I’m a reasonable guy. I disagree when PC-types say we can’t make movies like Blazing Saddles anymore, but I can accept how times change. However if you want to tell me I can no longer enjoy a politically incorrect movie like Blazing Saddles, the line to kiss my rump forms to the right. It wraps around the block, so you may be a while.
Bill Maher, for all his faults, is a staunch free speech kind of a guy who has no time for feeble PC buttmunches who get triggered over movies three decades after the fact. I wonder if, in ten years, the left will be bitching about how making “interspecies erotica” a punchline in Clerks II is “problematic.” I had better stop while I’m ahead. I’m giving them ideas.