Here at Independent Voter site Balladeer’s Blog I’ve long pointed out that one of the many things that drove so many like me away from the Democrats is the way that financially comfortable Democrats are every bit as callous and uncaring toward the working class and the poor as the richest snobs ever were.
Democrat court jester Stephen Colbert aka “Joe Biden’s C*ck-Holster” recently expressed The Party’s pompous disdain for the rest of us. Colbert said he’s “willing to pay more for gas because that’s the cost of a clean conscience. Also, he’ll “pay $15/gallon because he owns a Tesla.” Got it, peasants?
The Democrats’ attitude is still “Screw you people for not being one percenters like us media cheerleaders for The Party!” Unfeeling pigs like Colbert don’t care how much you’re already suffering because of Joe Biden’s inflation and his other disastrous policies. Many of them also adhere to The Party snobbery which dictates that if you don’t like how much you have to pay for gas, just buy an electric vehicle.
To raise an old question, I’d like to ask Democrats “What is it about working men and women that you find so offensive?”
Anyway, all of this reminded me of the way American “comedians” are no longer irreverent or daring. Instead of the old saying about bold comedians being willing to “Insult a king to make a beggar laugh,” gutless snobs like Colbert prefer to “Insult beggars to make kings laugh.”
So let’s walk down memory lane with this look at my August 2016 blog post addressing this situation when it was embodied by the spineless panderer to the Democrat administration then in office – Jon Stewart, whose motto seemed to be “Brown nose ON (when backing The Party), Brown nose OFF (when ridiculing the working class and the poor).”
Comedy is at its best when it is irreverent. The more powerful the object of ridicule the richer the laughs. There’s an old saying about a comedian being so supportive of the world’s underdogs that “He’d insult a king to make a beggar laugh.”
American comedians have become such spineless panderers that they’ve lost any real edginess and especially any desire to be on the side of the underdogs. That would be, like, SO not cool, dude! Today American comedians would much rather insult beggars to make kings laugh.
These Court Jesters of the rich and powerful flaunt a deep disdain for the working class and the unfortunate. America’s comic performers of today sneeringly dismiss the working class and the poverty-stricken as “stupid” or “uneducated” the same way bloated rich pig Republicans dismiss the working class and the poverty-stricken as “lazy.”
The Jonathan Stewarts and Samantha Bees of the world would never be caught dead siding with the “ignorant hicks” who aren’t rich or don’t hold positions in their political party. The poor and the unfortunate are there to be ridiculed for the amusement of the ruling class and for the career advancement of those court jesters.
Genuine satirical comedy follows the path of MOST resistance, but the current worms who play at comedy would rather side with the rich and powerful against the disadvantaged. These pompous pricks are about as “daring” as a bully ridiculing the nearest fat person or someone missing a limb. And ALL to put smiles on the faces of elitist jackasses.
Jonathan Stewart was so much of a lackey for the Democratic Party he used to meet regularly in the White House with Obama to make sure his humor was Government Approved. How courageous! Bill Maher ridiculed the elderly veterans of what Brokaw called “the greatest generation” when their infirm bodies and aged minds hindered them from circumventing the barriers put up at war memorials during the government shutdown in 2013. Oh, if only one of them had fallen down and broken a hip! Such hilarity, right Bill?
And yes, I know, Little Jonny Stewart would sometimes pretend that Obama’s disastrous policies were good for the poor and the working class, yet NEVER had an actual member of the working class on his show. Probably because an actual member of the working class would have pointed out how damaging and heartless Obama’s policies really were.
Oh, and George Harrison wasn’t in comedy but he wrote The Tax Man to take a shot at tax collectors. That would be unthinkable now for the drones of comedy. You say the politicized Internal Revenue Service is abusing its power by harassing critics of the current presidential administration? Saturday Night Live did sketches ridiculing the IRS’ VICTIMS, not the bureaucratic party hacks tormenting citizens.
So, all things considered, yes, describing American comedians as sycophants who would insult beggars to make kings laugh is very, very fitting.
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