Rob Schneider calls out comedians, says vitriol is making Americans bitter

SNL creator Lorne Michaels has said that the show lambastes Republicans more often because "Democrats tend to take it personally; Republicans think it's funny." In other words, leftists can be offended if their ideas are challenged and ridiculed, but conservatives can’t.

Jokes about President Trump have become the airplane food comedy of our time. As in, “Can you believe how bad the food on airplanes is, am I right?” It’s the work of a hack comedian, and, at this point, it’s tacky and, sometimes, downright embarrassing. Rob Schneider, former cast-member of SNL, spoke for much of America when he told the New York Daily News that the Trump schtick has gotten tired and pathetic. Worse, it is making Americans bitter.

"Comedy needs surprise,” Schneider said. “It must keep the audience guessing. It should not be afraid to shock or offend. It should attack the powerful and arrogant. But it must come from a place of inspiration where it made the writer laugh. If there are ideas of justice, morality and righteousness even better but they must always take a backseat to actually being funny. The loyalty should reside in the joke, not in some political identity."

I’m not joking when I say that Schneider’s assessment contains the depth and force of writings by philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, who revolutionized the field of aesthetics within comedy. Because, yes, parody by nature is divisive. Satire is the weaponization of humor, a tactical fusing of comedy and politics. It’s the tactical use of humor to voice political insurgency. Satire involves adding judgement and attack to humor, inherently negative. Its basis is anger. But, in order to be effective, it has to, above all, be funny. Add the media to this mix, and you’ve got the potential for joke-driven warfare.

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Not only are Left-leaning audiences unable to laugh at themselves, they’re unable to laugh at a growing list of topics that they’ve deemed offensive. Of course, there’s a difference between offensive and unfunny. It’s one thing for a person to dislike a joke because they find it unfunny, but the progressive argument against humor is instead that they consider it offensive. As Jordan Peterson said during his Channel 4 interview, “It’s not okay for someone to tell me that I don’t have the right to offend them.” Especially amid a culture which has determined that “micro-aggressions” are an actual thing, that a person’s intentions can be offensive, and that language is a form of violence.

A person’s ability to laugh often reveals a lot about them. And maybe conservatives are sick of the school-yard bully schtick from leftists. Because the jokes aren’t even funny anymore. And no one is really laughing. It’s more of a sick cackle. A sick noise that indicates loneliness and creepy rage.

The best thing you can do is avoid the rage that’s expected.

Smile. Laugh. As Mark Twain wrote, “Humor is mankind’s greatest blessing.” Show the clowns that you’re blessed. Blessed in many ways, but especially with a sense of humor.

Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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The crisis at the border continues to worsen, with the U.S. Border Patrol recently releasing some shocking statistics that illuminate just how bad the situation has become. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is doing everything he can to prevent any additional unlawful crossings into the Lone Star State.

Abbott joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to describe recent action he has taken to ensure that those who do cross into Texas illegally know they came to the "wrong state."

After noting that both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris "have completely abandoned post as it concerns the Texas border," Abbott explained how "Texas is stepping up" to combat the flood of dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers and drugs he says are pouring into border communities.

"Beginning in March, I deployed a thousand Texas Department of Public Safety officers to the border. I deployed the National Guard to the border. And they made well over a thousand arrests of some of these criminals we talked about. They've apprehended more than 33,000 illegal immigrants coming across the border." Abbott said. "But because of the way the Biden administration has abandoned the border, we are now elevating our game. What I did yesterday, in response to more than a dozen counties along the border ... I granted their request for a disaster declaration," he added.

Abbott went on to describe how his disaster declaration gives Texas the authority to toughen penalties for lawbreakers, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking.

"We're going to begin arresting everybody coming across the border and charging them with criminal trespass and putting them in jail. They are coming in here, thinking they'll get the Biden free-ride, and go wherever they want to go. Not in the state of Texas. We'll start arresting them right and left, and putting them behind bars, and saying they came in to the wrong state."

Asked by Glenn if he is prepared for the inevitable "media onslaught", Abbott simply answered, "We're prepared to see a reduction in the number of people coming across the border — because Texas is enforcing the law, period."

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