The thought police,
Every time that you joke,
The thought police,
Laughing at trannys ain’t woke…
– Cheap Trick (2019 remix)
Tim Allen is back on the talk show circuit, getting ready for a new season of Last Man Standing (see ‘Last Man Standing’ Mocks Leftists’ Failure to Understand Capitalism and Tim Allen Skewers Perpetually Negative Cable News on ‘Last Man Standing’). Of course with Allen being one of the few outed Republicans in comedy, talk turned to political correctness in comedy. What with free speech being something that only cis-white males are supposed to care about.
What I got to do sometimes is explain, which I hate, in big arenas, that this is a thought police thing, and I do not like it. But when I use these words, this is my intent behind those words. I still get people who say “but just don’t say it.” And I’m not going to do that.
Nothing shocking coming from Allen. Somewhat surprising was when resident septuagenarian harpie Joy Behar chimed in. Most recently known for spitting out boiler point leftist talking points and getting owned by Meghan McCain. Joy was once a comedienne from a bygone era. Even she thinks today’s thought police is a bit much.
The PC Culture makes it really hard. I think my act, if I ever brought that old act back, I’d be driven out of town.
Granted, a little insincere. She’d most likely be given a penance of five “ORANGE MAN BADS” and three “HAIL PLANNED PARENTHOODS.” Then once she cuts a check to an activist group, all would be forgiven. But it still says something that even people on the far left see how nuts the left has gotten.
I would, however, like to pose a question to the masses. We live in a world where people scour the internets looking for something that someone they don’t like said once upon a time. Or do Twitter searches every time someone gets a high profile job, to see what tweets they can take out of context. You can’t ever collect too many scalps.
But knowing all that, how many of you are actually that worried? Or feel that you can’t speak your mind, or tell a joke? Because at least in comedy, it feels a little like things are swinging back in the other direction, where showing a little spine is rewarded. Everyone from Dave Chappelle and Bill Burr, all the way to Compound Media and the Legion of Skanks is proving this point.
Sound off in the comments. And also, Epstein didn’t kill himself.