If the Woke Mob Manage to Cancel Dave Chappelle, Our Culture May Wither to a Bland Nothingness
Free speech is what reaches stake during this cultural inflection point, and that also means the freedom to be offensive.
The American comedian’s new Netflix show is usually, predictably, stirring up the woke mob who are already sharpening their digital pitchforks to visit hunt him down. When they succeed our culture is condemned.
We are not offended by the comic Dave Chappelle, not even a little little bit. I reckon he is just about the funniest man in the world.
Chappelle is a black guy. I’m a white groundling and, if the woke mob actually listened to what he admits that instead of squealing and reaching for their Twitter account, is in reality white people who he attacks the most.
And listen, even if I used to be offended… so what? It more than likely kill me; I would just make a choice – I would select NOT to watch him. Isn’t very that what you’d do, too? Watch something else, something nice and safe like a rerun of ‘ The Waltons’, or whatever?
We wouldn’t try to cease OTHER people watching him. We would leave it up to them. Option. Free will.
But that’s the crucial difference between people like all of us and the woke mob, specifically the vocal transsexual element of that mob. It’s actually trans WOMEN (women who were created with a penis) within that mob that make the most sound.
Chappelle takes aim at Judaism people, Asians, he has a pop at the military, too, and gays are strongly fixed in his sights. Everybody, it seems to me, is fair game for his cutting brand of humour. And give thanks to the Lord for that.
I won’t be switching Sawzag Chappelle off because I think he’s funny as hell and right out there to the edge, where ALL the best musicians gather. Be that comedians, writers, songwriters, painters or perhaps that weird new breed – the influencer. Individuals kids who post stuff on social media and YouTube and generate a million hits. They’re artists, as well, kind of. Unfortunately, plenty of all of them have nothing much to say and some tend to be right in the middle of that woke mob – whipping them along with their Tweets.
Chappelle pushes his audience and makes it laugh, but he also makes them wince and, probably most important of all, he causes them to be think. I reckon your dog is a comedy genius. Chappelle, and artists like him who are free to speak their own minds, are vital threads in the very fabric of our own society.
The Guardian’s reviewer, of course , didn’t like the display , as is his correct: “ The problem is, the phobic comedies keep coming – and Chappelle’s efforts to ironise them, to dance close to rather than wallow in the boorishness, are derisory. They’re often plain weak, like the foreseeable ‘ suck my d**k’ punchline to his joke about feminism needing male leadership. ”
The Vulture reviewer wasn’t too willing either . “ It’s hard for individuals to trust that you regard the queer community once you announce that you’re ‘ team Terf’, make a point to mix in the letters in ‘ LGBTQ’ and pepper your work using the slurs your peers have got largely hung up. ”
Once again, fair enough. He has a right in order to his opinion. And, to become fair, I kind of get the argument in both The Guardian and The Vulture. Neither of those reviewers, crucially, demanded this individual be cancelled.
But then things get scary. A civil rights group I have never even heard of called the National Black Justice Coalition has demanded Chappelle be removed from Netflix.
“ Along with 2021 on track to be the deadliest year on record pertaining to transgender people in the United States – the majority of whom are Dark transgender people – Netflix should know better, ” said professional director David Johns . “ Perpetuating transphobia perpetuates violence. Netflix should immediately pull The particular Closer from its platform and directly apologise to the transgender community. ”
Oh dear, simply no, no, no . Netflix, make sure you, please, no, do not pay attention to this bloke David Johns or anyone like him.
Exist young – funny since hell – comedians out there that have now become neutered by all this woke rubbish and have watered down their works to a bland nothingness that will nobody wants to watch or listen to?
Get another favourite of mine, Billy Connolly, who was a forerunner for Dave Chappelle. Connolly was a welder inside a shipyard who emerged from Glasgow in the 1970s, their mother left him when he was a child and he has been abused and belittled continuously by their aunts and, sexually, by his own father.
I find him side-splittingly funny, a joy to watch because of the great joy he takes in this thing called life, despite his own pain plus inner turmoil. And he is right out there on the edge too, entirely unafraid associated with giving offence. How would people like Chappelle and Connolly ever make it to the public eye if the woke mob truly got their way?
Now if millions on millions of people like me are NOT offended by Dave Chappelle, why should we be denied the correct to watch him by a tiny yet vocal mob that is perpetually offended anyway. Whom appointed these people?
Is there like a woke bomber up there in the digital skies, painted in range colours? Is there some kind of offence-o-meter, the opposite of those old fashioned clap-o-meters , that measures the depth of their ‘ pain’? And if these people bring someone down, and obtain them cancelled, do they will slap one of those kill stickers like they used to do in the First World War quietly of that bomber? Dave Chappelle’s face with a big red line through it?
Free speech is exactly what is at stake here, with all this woke idiocy, plus yes – I’m quite sorry if it hurts your feelings – but that also means the freedom to be offensive. If you don’t like it, take action and protect yourself; switch this off. Just don’t switch my TV off simultaneously. I’m an adult, I can create my own decisions.
Why isn’t that apparent to everyone? What is the end game for the wokeys? A global in which everyone is afraid to speak their mind intended for fear it gives offence? Don’t you realise that this is exactly the type of world Adolf Hitler and his Nazis wanted to create?
A fascist mob or a woke mafia; it’s still a mob.
I actually urge any upcoming comedians and artists to be since offensive as you feel your own material requires, the woke mob isn’t actually real – they’re mostly keyboard warriors hiding online. Face them down, in person.
It’s only the cultural arbitrators in Los Angeles and New York and London whom feel their heat in any case. So what. Their power is restricted too. An audience in the working men’s club in the north of England or even a club somewhere in the Midwest of the US will nevertheless laugh their proverbial juggs off at your jokes. And when it’s funny, if it’s reducing and prescient, if it works – that laughter can never be defeated. It will break through, for sure… especially if there’s big money to be made.
Chappelle’s new Netflix special ‘ The Closer’ was released earlier this week and I watched it last night. We have seen all of Dave Chappelle’s Netflix shows and reams of stuff on YouTube. As they makes me smile, he or she makes me laugh and makes me think.
I did not actually think this one has been all that good though, in all honesty. He felt a early bit cowed to me and his jokes are getting a little exhausted. He maybe needs a break, to go away and fantasy it all up again.
He actually went off on one in late his show and it was not funny; it was scary plus sad. It was a personal plea to the trans-community to stop assaulting his tribe: Comedians. Chappelle even recounted a story showing how a trans-woman comedian friend posted something on social media in support of her friend Dork Chappelle, and she was – of course – hounded by mob.
To her death. She slain herself. You’re not right, wokeys: In fact , you’re dead incorrect.