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.

It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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It seems the Left wants a civil war and some on the Right want a national divorce. The country is split right now unlike anything Glenn Beck has ever witnessed. There are two sides: Those who want to fundamentally change this country and those who believe in KEEPING the experiment of liberty that the Founding Founders intended.

The ideological gap seems impossible to cross, but Glenn explains why he won't secede. David Reaboi, Claremont Institute senior fellow and author of "National Divorce Is Expensive, but It's Worth Every Penny," tells Glenn why a national breakup is not an impossibility just because it will be difficult.

What can we do to fight back … peacefully? How can the states that still believe in the Constitution create pockets of freedom in the shadow of tyranny? On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn answers that and provides a road map to preserving what the Left is trying to destroy.

Finally, James Simpson, author of "Who Was Karl Marx? The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today's Rampaging American Left," provides solutions on the issues the "red states" must unite around before Left and Right America officially call it quits.

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