No one is going to confuse Larry Whitmore of being a Donald Trump fan. But even he and the “Nightly Show” has had enough of the sniveling PC culture going on at college campuses, specifically Emory College.
This week, a student needed a safe space because they saw the words “Trump” written in chalk. I believe “feared for my life” was uttered as well. While some people gave credence to the notion, others saw an opportunity.
Take it away…
“I had no idea I went to a school with people who had different opinions than me!” Thede (an Emory student named “Justice Davenport” in the bit) exclaimed. “It is terrifying.”
Carlos killed it in the segment as well, telling Wilmore in-character, “Yeah look I personally am open-minded. I’ll hear any idea on the political spectrum from liberal all the way to progressive.” The two Nightly Show correspondents had to support and calm one another however whenever Wilmore mentioned the duo’s trigger word: “Trump.”
“You have to warn people before saying upsetting things!” Carlos continued, in an overall excellent parody of the political correctness culture run amok that both the right and many on the left can agree on. As for the “students” in the bit from Emory University? Well, Wilmore seemed to figure out what was really going on with all of the chalk-bait overreacting, which is definitely worth watching above from Comedy Central.
You know how you think the world is going to complete crap, that we should all stock up on canned goods and learn how to reload ammunition? Well stuff like this video, where writers in a writer’s room, half of them probably more left than Sweden, acknowledging the ridiculousness of trigger-warning culture is a good sign. A really good sign.
Comedy Central isn’t exactly the bastion of conservative ideas. Sure, in this instance they’re kind of mocking Trump, but only as a way to mock real people who were offended. About chalk.
It’s good to see someone other than South Park mocking these children. Well, and besides us. It has gotten out of hand. But take this story as the funny news that it is. Are the tides changing? Let’s not go that far. But this is a small victory in its own way.