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When court jesters stop laughing at despots they expect you to stop too


They’re funny, they’re clever, and their comedy can be dead serious, but it turns out when political comedians actually are dead serious they expect their audience to come to heel. Bernie Sanders was just a laugh, look at yourself, you fell for it. Court jesters pile on the ridicule of whoever’s the ruler, but when the diversion is over, the joke’s on you, now shut up. Said Sarah Silverman to heartbroken Bernie delegates: “Don’t be ridiculous.” Adds Seth Meyers: “We don’t have time for this.”

So Jon Stewart decides when an act of malice is too egregious to joke about? It’s called pandering, people.


Jon Stewart’s monologue last night was a moving response to the racist murders committed in Charleston on Wednesday. Dylann Storm Roof’s shooting of nine African Americans was hate crime and racism pure and simple. I cheered along as Stewart declared a comic intervention: America needed to sober up to the reality of its self-perpetuating racist crimes. I’m not sure Stewart could have reacted any differently, but his comedic turn was also a reminder for me of the manipulative tool the Daily Show has always been. World events are always filled with tragedy, which Stewart highlights and lampoons, so why is the Charleston church shooting more egregious than the mosques Americans bomb every day? Is Roof’s racism any more “home-grown” than our government’s? Does Jon Stewart decide for you when the laughter starts or stops?

I applaud Stewart calling for Americans to stop laughing about racism. #BlackLivesMatter #GodDammit! #GodFuckingDammit! Now I hope in his last shows Stewart can ask his audience to stop laughing at court jesters who provide escape valves for the horrors of systemic state-sponsored injustice.

Stewart followed up his Andy Kaufmanesque cold-open with an interview of Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, the compelling child star of Pakistan, as balm for his being overwhelmed by the day’s trauma. Malala of course, the poster child for the machinations of the neoliberal globalists who need to enslave Third World young women to fill their free trade zone factories with Western-education-trafficked slave laborers. So if Stewart delivers the neoliberal agenda on a silver platter, who ordered the show-stopper?

Celebrity Leaders of the Anti-Peasant Crusade

Why is Lou Dobbs considered an “expert” on Immigration, but not Colbert? Now they’re barking because Colbert testified in Congress as an “expert witness”. And say that his only expertise was that he’s a “Celebrity” Say whut? The problem they’re having with his expertise isn’t the shock to the senses that your first day of Field Labor is to ANYBODY. (It’s why the Founding Fathers “hired” slaves to do it for them, because let’s face it, if George Washington or Madison or Jefferson had to go out and cut their own damn tobacco and sugar cane (cotton wasn’t a cash crop until later) they would have starved. Labor built the fortunes of the “Founding Fathers” the same way Labor builds the fortunes of the Capitalists today.) But they’re claiming that his “expert” status was somehow due to his status as a Celebrity. So, what now, do they stop listening to that stupid John Wayne Record about how honorable it is to join the Army, travel to exotic places, meet interesting people, and Kill Them?

Since John Wayne’s only expertise on war and military was that he portrayed Soldiers in some of his movies. Same with Ronald Reagan, George W, Romney, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Ted Nugent, Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, Tom Tancredo, Bill O’Reilly, Rudi Giuliani, Lou Dobbs…

The only experiences they had as “warriors” is that they dodged the draft and sent other people to kill and die in their stead. And they have an equivalent level of expertise in Immigration, Constitutional Law, Religion, Terrorism, or any of the other “Celebrity Expertise” they tout, and yes, even instruct the Right Wing Lunatic members of Congress on those subjects.

Ted Nugent boasted that he “beat the draft” by shitting on himself then not bathing for a month before his Draft Board examination. Convinced the doctors he was crazy. Instead of just being a chickenshit. Now he supports all Wars and dares people to disagree with him.

Kind of the same way Sarah Palin told people not to sit down or shut up, unless they “heckled” her, then she had Government police paid by Tax Money to enforce for her and violently remove anybody who dared to speak against her.

Ted Nugent would do that same thing if you tried to take up his challenge at one of HIS hate rallies. Even though he’s prancing around the stage, like the silly bitch he truly is, with an allegedly fully loaded machine gun. He’d still have somebody else do his fighting for him.

But not a whimper from the Right Wing Noise Factory about HIS use of a “celebrity status” to tout their bullshit for them.

Rudi Giuliani is a typical Pig, former prosecutor, like local Celebrities Ken Buck and Doug Bruce, meaning they stood in court, hiding behind their PIG comrades to make sure nobody gets “uppity” with them, and talk like they’re “Tough Guys”. Chickenshits and Pigs, Chickenhawks all.

Giuliani is touted as an “Expert” in Terrorism because he got skunked, allegedly by the same group, twice… in exactly the same place.
That and he led a Fearless Campaign against the poorest of the poor in New York City. Real “heroic expert” there.

Not a single one of the Right Wing Lunatic Fringe ever objects when Il Rudi testifies before Congress.

Lou Dobbs is touted as an “Expert” in immigration HOW?

His family immigrated much earlier and they most certainly didn’t have the permission of (at the time) Most Americans. Most Americans at the time being Non-White and definitely opposed to the Heavily Armed European Illegal Immigrant Wave. Called the police to his house and said “Mexicans” had shot at his house while he wasn’t there. When asked WHICH “mexicans” and how did he know they actually were “mexicans” since NOBODY SAW IT HAPPEN and there are No Suspects he’ll get all huffy and call you a Commie Pinko Nigger Loving Fag
Jewboy Liberal. Nice deflect there, Mr Dobbs! Get caught in a lie and sling racist rhetoric as a shield as you back away from the question!

No objections from the Far Right Zombie Squad about HIS expertise either.

But I guess being a “celebrity” isn’t so much a handicap in being declared an “expert”… as long as you’re a Right Wing Parrot, and read your script exactly as it’s written.

The hypocrisy smells worse than last week’s tuna salad.