I’ve never reckoned him to be a great “friend” of the Right but as they say, the enemy of my enemy…
Disgraced actor-comedian Louis C.K. is in trouble again, this time for a typically foul-mouthed routine – recorded illicitly at a recent New York gig and briefly released on YouTube – in which he cruelly mocks the victims of the Parkland shootings, rips into millennials confused about their gender identity, and makes an obscene, all-purposely offensive reference to his doctor whom he describes as an “old fucking Jewish fag.”
A comedian who actually doesn’t pretend to be an ambassador of sensitivity and manners? Wow…the dude doesn’t have much of a future in today’s bland comedic climate.
Comedy is not, should not be, nice. Comedy should offend everyone, even you, even me. Humor is indelibly furious and inhumane for laughter is best when a salve of discomfort.
Tell that to the new SJW herds of non-funny.
I’m not ready to embrace Louis C.K. as a conservative but I am ready to defend him as a fearless speaker.
At Slate, Matthew Dessem provides many more examples from the set, which include a joke about the size of the genitalia of certain ethnic groups and one about a visit to a doctor who tells him to stop eating ice cream; he subsequently refers to the doctor as an “old f—ing Jewish fag.” He also spent “five solid minutes (!) … lamenting the fact that people have stopped using the word ‘retarded,'” per Dessem, who notes what stood out to him as the most painful parts of listening to the audio. One, “he hasn’t lost his talent: his timing and delivery are still there, somewhere, peeking out under all the racism and ranting about political correctness.” But what Dessem finds most depressing about the whole thing is the raucous laughter of an audience member caught on the audio. “Louis CK is clearly unwilling to reckon with what he’s done, but unfortunately, he seems to know exactly what he’s doing.”
Excuse the redundancy. It was instilled for dramatic flair and to drive a point home. “Blogger’s privilege.”
I’m tired of the persistent double-standard in the daily discourse of modern life. You know it. To paraphrase, it goes something like this:
Women: Men are so horrible, so terrible, we bear them, barely, but they are no-good, lazy, useless, aggressive, harmful, dangerous, sloppy, dumb, yada yada yada.
Most irritating about this narrative is that pop culture and the media, and even many men themselves, buy into it and find it amusing to perpetuate. It’s a female narrative that has ingrained itself in our collective expectations of genders. Men are a negative prop; men are a bundle of walking, breathing drawbacks. Let’s pick on men.
Why does no one question this? Apparently, we can’t be bothered to stand back and actually contemplate what the suicidal mores of modern society are parroting.
Jenny Singer’s contribution, in the Forward link above, feeds off this this, like so many of her kind that have walked before.
Predictable dirges like this please no one except those who are too lazy to pave a divergent frame of social roles and dynamics in the 21st Century. Her thinking, and that of most feminist types, is lazy and mundane. It offers nothing exciting or vibrant other than the normal misandrist tropes.
For instance, she writes:
Men, you did this to yourselves. As a straight woman, I have long been aware that my sexuality dooms me to wander the earth trying to mate with the exact people who, statistically, are the greatest threat to my health. “What a drama queen,” you men must be saying, taking a little reading break after starting almost every war in history. You see, every interaction with a man, statistically, is a risk. Lately the risk has just seemed too high.
Men, women and children all experience sexual violence, and an estimated 99 out of 100 perpetrators of sexual violence are male. One out of six women will experience a rape attempt in her lifetime. “Get me one of those overprivileged, emotionally repressed, potentially violent people,” said no one after reading these statistics.
Oh brother, such ostentatious self-victimization!
Life is for the living, and neurosis is for the dying. Life is innately a dangerous proposition but the modern female paradigm which architects First World society cannot reckon such a calculated reality and instead seeks to seal the doors and sanitize the unknowns with rules and obsession with etiquette and codified standards of artificial behavioral boundaries.
The new female paradigm is neurotic, timid and overwhelmed with what-if’s and the illusion that everything bad is preventable, and conversely, that “good” is sustainable. In order to enact such a shield between society and reality, feminized civilization has brought egalitarian hyperbole and a cacophony of platitudes (ie, virtue signaling) as a new way of life.
You men can’t help it — every day, you benefit from a system that privileges you. And I don’t think you want to help it, just like I, as a white person, don’t thrill to the idea of giving up the race privilege that positively affects every part of my existence. You don’t know what women experience, and that’s how you like it, and that turns me on. (No, it doesn’t — why would it?) You enjoy your supremacy over women — your short showers, your higher-for-the-same-work pay, your deeper voices and taller bodies that are arbitrarily considered better, your ability to walk outside at night without wondering: “Is tonight the night I get raped? Will it be my fault?”
How is anyone supposed to fall in love with one of you people, with your total consolidation of power, relentless grip on the status quo and refusal to stop at more than 200 Marvel movies? You at-worst-violent-sex-criminals, at-best-gormless-handmaidens-to-the-patriarchy? I am certainly not envious of queer women, who endure hatred and discrimination because of who they are. But it’s inconvenient to be attracted pretty much exclusively to the gender responsible for, well, one example that comes to mind is almost every murder.
Millions of years of evolution brought mankind to our world as it once existed in more idyllic times.
That world accelerates away from us…it was constructed as a society that prioritized tools of survival as efficiently as possible. In the old paradigm male brawn and its physical might brought a masculine world that towered above all, a righteous hegemony that was spartan, utilitarian, ruthless, but above all, coldly pragmatic. The age of the female has brought an antithetical doctrine with it and in the process, seeks to belittle and dehumanize our previous path. Even rudimentary definitions are second-guessed. Emotionalism and hysterical inclusion steer all motivations and collective decisions now.
It was evolution that brought us here, bitches. Quit the whining and histrionics: that is no way to spearhead your new society.