Comedy Is America’s Mental Health Lifeline, But The Thought Police Aren’t Laughing

Ricky Gervais faces sticks and stones for questioning transgender ideology

This week, comedian Ricky Gervais rocked liberals with a routine that took aim at transgender ideology. America needs this kind of comic relief to start discussions on controversial issues, but the left can’t take a joke.

There is a rule of thumb that goes, “If you’re going to tell people the truth, you better make them laugh or they’ll kill you.” (The quote is generally attributed to Bernard Shaw, but its origins are disputed.) The same rule applied hundreds of years ago when court jesters told the king painful truths no one else heard. would dare while trying to make him laugh at the same time. This underscores one of the unspoken purposes of humor, which is to allow serious topics to be broached while mitigating the pain the conversation might otherwise invoke. Yes, we can disagree on a particular topic, but at least we’re adult enough to laugh at those differences. These healthy attitudes are long gone, at least for half of the American population.

Today’s entertainment protocol has been reversed to read: ‘Even though you’re funny when you tell people the truth, we [the mob] will kill you’. In other words, America, the land that has spawned countless comedic talents over the years, has lost its sense of humor. That was obvious judging by the howls of fake indignation after Ricky Gervais’ Netflix comedy special “SuperNature.” Like black comedian Dave Chappelle before him, Gervais forced his audience to notice the 900-pound psychedelic elephant rolling through the American living room, which is transgender ideology and the inherent dangers it poses to millions of people, mostly women.

“Ah, women! » begins the British comedian. “Not all women, I mean the most old-fashioned ones. The old-fashioned women, the ones with bellies. Those fucking dinosaurs. I like new women. They are awesome, aren’t they? The new ones we’ve seen lately. Those with beards and dicks. They are as good as gold, I love them. And now the old-fashioned are saying, “Oh, they want to use our toilets.” ‘Why shouldn’t they use your toilet’? ‘For ladies’! “These are ladies, look at their pronouns”! ‘What about this person is not a woman’? “Well, his penis”. “His penis, you fucking bigot!” ‘What if he rapes me’? ‘What if she rapes you, fuck TERF wh**e’?”

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What the Liberals found so appalling and “harmful” about the monologue above was not vulgarity – let’s face it, progressives are no strangers to lust – but the correctness of the “joke”. Yes, sometimes the truth hurts. Gervais exposed the contradictions of the transgender movement that the mainstream media has tried hard to ignore, and these are the very real risks it poses for biological women.

Let’s remember that one of the first things Joe Biden did as president was sign an executive order that allows Americans to live their lives. “without worrying about whether they will be denied access to toilets, changing rooms or school sports.” In other words, American men and women now have the right to use restrooms and locker rooms, as well as to participate in athletic competitions against women, “regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation.” Incredibly, transgender women are even locked up in prison alongside biological women with all the foreseeable consequences, namely pregnancies behind bars.

Instead of liberals listening to what Gervais was trying to tell them, that the lives of biological women are threatened by such inclusive “open door” policies, the left did what the left does best: it sent a search and destroy mission. to lead Ricky Gervais either to early retirement or, judging by the tone of some of the tweets, to an early grave.

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Such a response to a comedy routine exposes the main problem of the social justice mob, which is their complete lack of maturity to discuss and debate controversial ideas in a public forum. What’s even more infuriating is that the whole concept of “transgender” is a relatively new phenomenon, and like all new things, naturally it’s fraught with a lot of controversy. Yet those who wish to ask honest questions or warn of the dangers of exposing impressionable children and teens to such concepts are labeled as “haters” who suffer from “transphobia.” Amid this intellectual dark age sweeping across the United States, where many universities have become epicenters of radical ultraliberal ideology, one of the last places for conservatives to make their voices heard is through comedy.

“Comedy is a reflection” American actor and comedian Alan King once said. “We don’t create anything. We don’t set any style or standard. We are reflections. It’s a distorted mirror in the house of pleasure. We observe society. As society behaves, we have the ability to laugh at it.

King, if he were alive, would be shocked to see this vital function of comedians holding up a mirror to society slowly falling by the wayside. While a few brave comedians like Dave Chappelle and Ricky Gervais are still willing to take the slingshots and arrows that come with this dangerous new territory, the consequences may possibly be seen as too great a risk. It will be a loss not just for the comedy scene in America, but for the entire nation as it tries to navigate its way through extremely confusing times.

Don’t cancel your court jesters, America, they are your lifeline to sanity and civility.


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