Are you wondering why Dave Chappelle is being attacked by comedy critics and reviewers?
The "here's what you missed about Dave Chappelle's latest special" megathread:
If you read the reviews of the Closer, you will notice several common threads.
1) They are more concerned with the politics of the show than the jokes 2) They claim he is obsessed with other people's genitals and transphobic 3) They are completely at odds with the experience of most people who clearly loved it
If you're wondering how this happened and why critics are so at odds with what you saw with your own eyes, here is how:
You’re struggling to understand why some people are vaccine hesitant. The “let me help you” megathread:
Imagine you’re a normal person. The year is 2016. Rightly or wrongly, you believe most of what you see in the media.
You believe polls are broadly reflective of public opinion. You believe doctors and scientists are trustworthy and independent. You’re a decent, reasonable person who follows the rules and trusts authority.
Imagine your shock then, when Brexit, which you were assured won’t happen because it’s a fringe movement led by racists for racists, happens. The polls, which widely predicted it wouldn’t happen were completely wrong.
I am sure thatTalkRadio will get their YouTube channel reinstated. They have the lawyers, the connections and the money. I will be delighted for them when it happens.
However, it doesn't matter. Today is the day we can all be 100% certain that free speech is over. Here's why:
When Big Tech censored @nypost's story about Hunter Biden during US election, I told you (as a non-partisan) it was the biggest story of 2020. Big tech decided what was true in an attempt to influence an election. From there it gets worse:
As covered by @ggreenwald, the Biden cabinet is packed with former big tech executives. His administration will do nothing to deal with big tech censorship. The only chance was Trump winning and being so pissed off that he took a sledgehammer to Section 230. Congress won't help..
News Update #7 from the People's Republic of Lockdown for 18 Nov, 2027
The Government has announced that the lockdown will be extended for a further month after police officers responded to reports of a serial sneezer loose in central London. This marks 75 months...
...of continuous lockdown but Prime Minister Dawn Butler has promised this extension will be the last one. Her statement was received with apathy as anyone who cared about living ended their life years ago.
Meanwhile the toll from the deadly coronavirus continues to rise...
...with the 14th wave said to be one of the most lethal events in living memory, causing nearly as many deaths as toe stubbings, bathtub drownings and ice cream van accidents combined.
An emergency meeting of THYME confirmed the need to crack down on misinformation about...
News Update #4 from the People's Republic of Lockdown for October 31, 2027
Today marks the 7th anniversary of the Great Lockdown implemented by former PM Boris Johnson who lost the 2024 General Election after running on a platform of "Conservative with no C". To celebrate...
...the occasion of 7 years of continuous lockdown, the Government has allowed citizens to engage in sexual intercourse. However, sex must be conducted with social distancing, the use of a Government-approved full body condom and may not involve other humans. Approved animals...
...include squirrels, bats and sheep (Wales only). Individuals found to be engaging in sexual intercourse with other humans will be prosecuted for conspiracy to murder and banned from Twitter.
In Royal news, Princess Harriet has been praised by social justice campaigners...
While we argue about what a woman is and whether 2+2 still = 4, the reality is there are far more powerful tectonic processes afoot.
Western civilization is old and it is tired. It hasn't seemed that way because the main torchbearer of WC is the US, a young country, but...
...as a civilization we are exhausted. (That's one of the reasons that in the rest of the West we begrudgingly admire the American spirit - it represents the best of what we used to be: daring, confident, industrious).
Have you ever known a man who was super talented at 30...
...built something important by 50 and then retired at 65? He used to be disciplined, driven, powerful. Now he just wants to play with his grandchildren and indulge their every whim.
Our great empires have been and gone. Britain, France, Spain, Portugal, Holland...
You're going to hate me for writing this. You're going to resist what I say because you don't want it to be true. You're going to pretend that I want this to be true when, in fact, there is nothing I hate more than the fact that is has come to this.
Here is what happens next:
If protestors continue to deface monuments like Winston Churchill's statue and burn British flags on the Cenotaph, you will see groups forming to defend them. These groups will be composed primarily of young, angry white men and led by people with links to groups like the EDL and
...Tommy Robinson. This is already happening.
The groups will gather in city centres to "defend our country". They will have names with words like "patriotic", "British", "defence" in them.
Inevitably, they will clash with the current protestors and the police. Under pressure
3 years ago I remember watching Rubin Report interviews about where our politics was going wrong. As my thinking evolved, I became more and more isolated in the super woke comedy industry I was part of. /Thread
I was starting to lose bookings for saying things like "maybe obesity IS bad for your health" or "maybe we should go back to MLK's idea of judging people on how they behave, not what they look like".
Day by day, as I became clearer and more honest about what I thought, I became more and more "problematic". Naively, I thought "Being clear about what you think is good. Now we can discuss and debate and all learn something from each other!" Honestly, I was that stupid.
1) We understand that unexpected crises are impossible to manage without making mistakes. We're not interested in blaming our leaders, we want them to succeed.
2) We don't care about U-turns. We want our leaders to...
...change their minds when the facts change.
3) We don't care about palace intrigue. If we want a soap opera, we'll watch one.
4) We trust you even less than politicians but unlike you, they're actually working to save lives. You're working to save your ratings and careers.
5) If you want to actually protect your careers, start doing responsible journalism and stop playing games with a pandemic. Otherwise, we will continue do what we have been doing for decades: switch off you and onto alternative media.
"If you're such a centrist Remain voter, how come you always make fun of Labour, Corbyn and the progressive Left?"
1. I believe in democracy. Unusual for a Russian, I know. We had a vote, my side lost, end of story.
2. We would not be where we are if Ultra Remainers had not...
...sabotaged the negotiation process. You can't successfully negotiate a deal abroad if your own Parliament is undermining the effort at every opportunity.
3. I do also make jokes about the right but this is very boring to me because every comedian and their unfunny dog is...
...doing it on a daily basis.
4. The progressive Left has gone off the deep end. They call themselves liberal while policing free thought and banning free speech. They are the mirror image of the religious right of old - a bunch of crusty moralising prudes...
Here's a little story about how the Mainstream Media works:
Earlier this year I became known as a comedian who is in favour of free speech.
The BBC asked me if I would be interested in taking part in a documentary to defend @CountDankulaTV after his Nazi Pug video. /1
I agreed and @CountDankulaTV and I had a 2 hour chat in a pub on camera. We disagreed on some things but I defended his right to make jokes other people don't like. We laughed a lot and had a reasonable, balanced conversation. /2
The BBC also brought @CountDankulaTV to an event where I debated another comedian about the limits of freedom of expression. Even the comedian who was skeptical about free speech agreed that @CountDankulaTV shouldn't have been prosecuted. /3