When Art Makes Fun of the PC Culture Crap, You Know Democrats Overplayed Their Hand

Culture and art always lead societal changes, and right now they're saying one thing loud and clear: Democrats, you overplayed your hand on the gender issue. Even comedians like Dave Chapelle, Jim Norton, Louis C.K. and Patton Oswalt are making fun of how extreme it's gotten.

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The sketch comedy team known as The Birthday Boys featured "Contemporary Family" in their first season, mocking how anything and anyone can make up a family --- even a fat guy, a watermelon and a stack of magazines.

"May I just point out that when the culture starts to say these things [jokingly], and the universities and the politicians and the so-called civil rights leaders are all saying these things seriously, you're in trouble," Glenn said Wednesday on radio.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: And I just want to show you, culture always leads. The Democrats overplaying their hands. Oh, yes, they are. Listen to this. First clip is --

STU: The Birthday Boys. Sketch comedy. IFC is the channel it's on.

GLENN: Listen to this.

VOICE: Hi, folks, I wanted to take a moment to call your attention to something I find quite interesting that's been evolving in our society. If you haven't noticed, the concept of what makes a family has changed quite a bit in the 21st century. Maybe it's not what you're used to, but sometimes a family doesn't have to be a mom, a dad, two kids, a dog, and a house in the suburbs. The contrary family can include a stepmother or stepfather. Sometimes there are two moms or two dads. A family can be several children and a loving aunt or uncle. A family can also be a grandmother, her grandkids, and a helpful nanny. A family can be ten dads. That's it. Just ten dads with no kids. A family can also be ten kids with not one dad between the lot of them. A family can be one kid all by himself, alone in the woods. Or maybe a family does have a mom, a dad, and two kids, but take a closer look at that dad. He's a woman.

Let's say you got 30 kids, a Hyundai, a lawn chair, and three quarts of milk, that's a family. A fat guy, a watermelon, and say stack of magazines, family. How about a collection of people who may look very much like a family, but I promise, are of no relation whatsoever? Guess what? I lied. That's a family. Sue me.

Or maybe they got a family, but then they got all jumbled up with some other family. Family. Picture, if you will, the entire population of Rhode Island. Now picture their Thanksgiving. Let's take another look at this family whose dad turned out to be a woman. There's still something fishy about them, isn't there? Maybe it's that mom. Wait a second. That's no woman. That's a magazine. A Jew, a Catholic, a Muslim walk into a bar --

GLENN: Okay. There's one sketch comedy. We've played for you several comedians.

STU: Chappelle. Jim Norton. Who is the other one? No. Louis C.K. was on something else.

GLENN: But they're all moving in the same direction. Now, listen to this. Where is this one from?

STU: This one is from Portlandia.

GLENN: Okay.

VOICE: Hi, I'm Brad.

VOICE: And I'm Carry.

VOICE: This year for National Coming Out Day, we want people to know that coming out is for everyone.

VOICE: There are lots of options for coming out, and we're here to help you find a sexuality that works for you.

VOICE: Hi, Tom here. I'm heteroplausible. I'm not straight, but just to appease my parents, I tell them I could be.

VOICE: I'm married. I can't wait to break up the guy I'm dating and start dating women. I'm a homonextual.

VOICE: Next up.

VOICE: Yeah.

VOICE: Hi, I'm Daniel. I'm homological. Do the math. I should be gay, but I'm not.

(laughter)

VOICE: I'm Charlotte. I'm a homospectacle. I totally kissed another woman to get the attention of men. I've met a lot of boyfriends this way.

VOICE: Hello, I'm Neil. I'm heterospeculative. I'm into guys, but, you know, most ladies --

VOICE: Hi, I'm Connie. And I want to let everyone know that I'm a hobosexual. I'm really, really into hobos. Call me. You probably don't have a phone. So I'm going to come find you.

VOICE: Hi, I'm Rick. I'm homotextual. Couple of same-sex flirty text messages didn't hurt anybody. And guess what, I'm always kind of cool with it.

VOICE: I'm homocapital.

GLENN: May I just point out that when the culture starts to say these things and the -- the universities and the politicians and the so-called civil rights leaders are all saying these things seriously, you're in trouble. Do you hear any of these things about climate change? Nope. Nope.

They still take that very seriously. Gender? Families can be, you know, a shoe box, a magazine and a watermelon. They're starting to overplay their hand. And, I mean, if they want to keep their heads buried in the sand, great. But it's good news for people who believe in common sense. The culture is beginning to turn.

This was one of the first homesteads in the area in the 1880's and was just begging to be brought back to its original glory — with a touch of modern. When we first purchased the property, it was full of old stuff without any running water, central heat or AC, so needless to say, we had a huge project ahead of us. It took some vision and a whole lot of trust, but the mess we started with seven years ago is now a place we hope the original owners would be proud of.

To restore something like this is really does take a village. It doesn't take much money to make it cozy inside, if like me you are willing to take time and gather things here and there from thrift shops and little antique shops in the middle of nowhere.

But finding the right craftsman is a different story.

Matt Jensen and his assistant Rob did this entire job from sketches I made. Because he built this in his off hours it took just over a year, but so worth the wait. It wasn't easy as it was 18"out of square. He had to build around that as the entire thing we felt would collapse. Matt just reinforced the structure and we love its imperfections.

Here are a few pictures of the process and the transformation from where we started to where we are now:

​How it was

It doesn't look like much yet, but just you wait and see!

By request a photo tour of the restored cabin. I start doing the interior design in earnest tomorrow after the show, but all of the construction guys are now done. So I mopped the floors, washed the sheets, some friends helped by washing the windows. And now the unofficial / official tour.

The Property

The views are absolutely stunning and completely peaceful.

The Hong Kong protesters flocking to the streets in opposition to the Chinese government have a new symbol to display their defiance: the Stars and Stripes. Upset over the looming threat to their freedom, the American flag symbolizes everything they cherish and are fighting to preserve.

But it seems our president isn't returning the love.

Trump recently doubled down on the United States' indifference to the conflict, after initially commenting that whatever happens is between Hong Kong and China alone. But he's wrong — what happens is crucial in spreading the liberal values that America wants to accompany us on the world stage. After all, "America First" doesn't mean merely focusing on our own domestic problems. It means supporting liberal democracy everywhere.

The protests have been raging on the streets since April, when the government of Hong Kong proposed an extradition bill that would have allowed them to send accused criminals to be tried in mainland China. Of course, when dealing with a communist regime, that's a terrifying prospect — and one that threatens the judicial independence of the city. Thankfully, the protesters succeeded in getting Hong Kong's leaders to suspend the bill from consideration. But everyone knew that the bill was a blatant attempt by the Chinese government to encroach on Hong Kong's autonomy. And now Hong Kong's people are demanding full-on democratic reforms to halt any similar moves in the future.

After a generation under the "one country, two systems" policy, the people of Hong Kong are accustomed to much greater political and economic freedom relative to the rest of China. For the protesters, it's about more than a single bill. Resisting Xi Jinping and the Communist Party means the survival of a liberal democracy within distance of China's totalitarian grasp — a goal that should be shared by the United States. Instead, President Trump has retreated to his administration's flawed "America First" mindset.

This is an ideal opportunity for the United States to assert our strength by supporting democratic values abroad. In his inaugural address, Trump said he wanted "friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world" while "understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their interests first." But at what point is respecting sovereignty enabling dictatorships? American interests are shaped by the principles of our founding: political freedom, free markets, and human rights. Conversely, the interests of China's Communist Party are the exact opposite. When these values come into conflict, as they have in Hong Kong, it's our responsibility to take a stand for freedom — even if those who need it aren't within our country's borders.

Of course, that's not a call for military action. Putting pressure on Hong Kong is a matter of rhetoric and positioning — vital tenets of effective diplomacy. When it comes to heavy-handed world powers, it's an approach that can really work. When the Solidarity movement began organizing against communism in Poland, President Reagan openly condemned the Soviet military's imposition of martial law. His administration's support for the pro-democracy movement helped the Polish people gain liberal reforms from the Soviet regime. Similarly, President Trump doesn't need to be overly cautious about retribution from Xi Jinping and the Chinese government. Open, strong support for democracy in Hong Kong not only advances America's governing principles, but also weakens China's brand of authoritarianism.

After creating a commission to study the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrote last month that the principles of our Constitution are central "not only to Americans," but to the rest of the world. He was right — putting "America First" means being the first advocate for freedom across the globe. Nothing shows the strength of our country more than when, in crucial moments of their own history, other nations find inspiration in our flag.

Let's join the people of Hong Kong in their defiance of tyranny.

Matt Liles is a writer and Young Voices contributor from Austin, Texas.

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