Comedy is America’s lifeline to sanity, but the thought police aren’t laughing

Ricky Gervais is confronted with stones and sticks for his questioning of transgender ideology

Ricky Gervais was a comic who slapped liberals last week by delivering a hilarious routine that criticized transgender ideologies. America needs this sort of comic relief to start discussions on controversial issues, but the left can’t take a joke.

There’s 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.”Although Bernard Shaw is often credited with the quote, its source remains a mystery. This same principle was used hundreds of years ago by court jesters who told the King painful truths that no one else could, while keeping him laughing. This highlights one of the hidden purposes of humor. It allows serious topics to be raised while still allowing for the possibility of triggering pain. While we might disagree about a topic, at the very least, it is adult enough for us to laugh at our differences. These healthy attitudes have long been lost, at least in the eyes of half of America’s population.

Entertainment protocol today has been inverted to read: ‘Even if you are funny when you tell people the truth, we [the mob] will kill you’. America has lost its senses of humor, as America has been home to many comic talent over the years. That much was apparent judging by the howls of faux outrage following Ricky Gervais’ Netflix Comedy special ‘SuperNature’. Like the black comedian Dave Chappelle before him, Gervais forced his audience to take notice of the 900-pound psychedelic elephant rolling around in America’s living room, which is transgender ideology and the inherent dangers it poses for millions of people, mostly women.

“Oh, women!”British comedians start. “Not all women, I mean the old-fashioned ones. These are the old-fashioned and wombless women. Those f***ing dinosaurs. The new women are my favorite. They’re great, aren’t they? The new ones we’ve been seeing lately. The ones with beards and c**ks. They’re as good as gold, I love them. And now the old-fashioned ones say, ‘Oh, they want to use our toilets’. ‘Why shouldn’t they use your toilets’? ‘For ladies’! ‘They are ladies — look at their pronouns’! ‘What about this person isn’t a lady’? ‘Well, his penis’. ‘Her penis, you f***ing bigot’! ‘What if he rapes me’? ‘What if she rapes you, you f***ing TERF wh**e’?”

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The shocking and appalling things that liberals considered to be unacceptable “hurtful” about the above monologue was not the vulgarity – let’s face it, progressives are no strangers to lewdness – but the accuracy of the ‘joke’. Sometimes the truth can hurt. Gervais outlined the paradoxes of transgender movements that mainstream media tried hard to ignore. It is the extremely real risk it presents for biological females.

Let’s remember that one of the first things Joe Biden did as president was to sign an executive order that allows Americans to go about their lives “without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, the locker room, or school sports.”In other words: American men and women have now the right to use the toilet and change rooms facilities and can compete in sporting events against the females. “no matter their gender identity or sexual orientation.”Amazingly, transgender woman are also being kept in prison with biological females, and all of their predictable consequences, such as pregnancies behind bars.

Instead of the liberals listening to what Gervais was attempting to tell them, which is that the lives of biological females are threatened by such inclusive ‘open door’ policies, the left did what the left does best: It sent out a search and destroy mission to drive Ricky Gervais either into an early retirement or, judging by the tone of some of the tweets, an early grave.

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Dave Chappelle was attacked live onstage

This is a hilarious response to a comedian routine. It exposes the problem with the social justice crowd: they lack the maturity and ability to debate and discuss controversial ideas in a public forum. Even more maddening is that the entire concept of ‘transgender’ is a relatively new phenomenon, and, like all new things, it is naturally going to court a lot of controversy. Yet, those who wish to ask some honest questions or warn about the dangers of exposing impressionable children and teenagers to such concepts are written off as ‘haters’ who are suffering from ‘transphobia’. In this intellectual black age in the US where so many American universities have turned into epicenters radical ultraliberal ideologies, comedy is the last place conservatives have to voice their opinions.

“Comedy is a reflection,”Alan King, American actor and comedian once said. “We create nothing. We set no styles, no standards. We’re reflections. It’s a distorted mirror in the fun house. The society we watch. As society behaves, then we have the ability to make fun of it.”

If King were still alive today, he would have been shocked to learn that the vital role of comedians is gradually being lost. Even though Ricky Gervais, Dave Chappelle, and Ricky Gervais remain brave and willing to endure the challenges of this unfamiliar territory and the risks involved in it all the way through, there may be too many consequences. It will result in a significant loss for America’s comedy industry, as well as for America itself.

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



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