#SaveApu: This character from 'The Simpsons' brings out all the faux-outrage of the Left

The world can take a note from Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons. In an interview with USA Today, he responded to the recent backlash surrounding Apu, the show’s Indian character, who social justice types claim perpetuates stereotypes.

In the interview, he said of the accusations: "I’m proud of what we do on the show. And I think it’s a time in our culture where people love to pretend they’re offended."

The best approach is to shrug off the outrage and let the fuming snowflakes stew in their anger and self-importance, like spoiled children who throw a tantrum when they don’t get ice cream for dinner. It’s their problem after all. They’re the ones who are so disturbed. Starbucks botched it by giving in. Universities throughout the country have done the same. It never works. Nothing is ever good enough.

Although Apu has been a mainstay on the show for decades, his identity became a problem after documentary filmmaker Hari Kondabolu made an entire film accusing the show of racial stereotyping. As to be expected, the social justice warrior types who’ve been most offended know very little about The Simpsons. Otherwise, they’d see the cultural richness that the character Apu has been given over the years. He’s struggled with very real issues. He is by far one of the most nuanced characters on the show, and that’s saying a lot.

He is by far one of the most nuanced characters on the show, and that’s saying a lot.

But that isn’t good enough for the social justice warriors. They’d argue, as they have, that it’s cultural appropriation to use a white actor to voice Apu, as voiced by Hank Azaria, one of the most impressive voice actors of our time. Then, once an Indian actor replaced Azaria, they’d argue that the Apu character needs a name change, a different backstory, a new job—notice that all of these notions are themselves premised on stereotypes.

Once again, the progressives are signaling virtue for a community other than their own. It’s funny that they don’t have a problem with the character Cletus, who’s based on the stereotype of a poor white redneck with a litter of toothless children, most of whom run around the trailer park with shotguns.

Or the Scottish stereotype used to form Groundskeeper Willie, or the stereotypes of police, with the over-sized, donut-eating Chief Wiggum, or politicians, like the corrupt, womanizing Mayor Quimby, with his perennial ribbon and his thick Boston accent. The Fat Tony perpetuates Italo-American stereotypes about organized crime. Grandpa Simpson is ageist. Marge Simpson’s status as a housewife perpetuates outdated gender roles.

Where are all the vegan, atheist, Latino-pixie-kin-non-gender-binary-Costa Rican pansexuals who teach feminism as they make your coffee?

And, hey! Where are the transgender characters? Better yet, where are all the vegan, atheist, Latino-pixie-kin-non-gender-binary-Costa Rican pansexuals who teach feminism as they make your coffee? You can bet that even that wouldn’t be good enough.

The message is clear: Buckling to demands and outrage only increases the demands and intensifies the outrage. What we’ve learned is that the SJWs never get enough. And Groening did the right thing by not bowing to their bullying. If they’d gotten their way with Apu, they’d have gutted every cartoon they could get their hands on. They’ve already largely succeeded in condemning certain books and movies.

What’s next? And doesn’t this sound familiar, historically speaking?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed a series of recent polls that suggest presidential nominee Joe Biden's expected lead may be slipping with traditionally Democratic voters.

A new poll conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows that two-thirds of Jewish voters still plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket in November. However, President Donald Trump's support within the Jewish community is also the highest among any Republican candidate in recent history.

In more bad news for Biden, a CNN poll (yes, CNN) released last month showed growing support for President Trump among black voters in swing states. Meanwhile, his support among Latino voters remains at roughly 33%.

"I don't think it's going to go the way the Democrats hope that it will," Glenn said of the election. "If you look at the groups that the Democrats have carefully fostered ... that's falling apart. If Donald Trump can grow that by 5%, and hurt the Democrats by 5% ... that alone could swing the election."

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We're being set up for a civil war. The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they're not even trying to hide it any more. The playbook for Mainstreet USA is the exact same that has been used in places like Ukraine, initiated by the same people in order to completely upend the American system.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck takes us through a tale of three chalkboards that will connect the dots: the Obama admin in Ukraine, the State Department's relationship with George Soros, Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, the Great Reset, public school indoctrination, mail-in voting. It all points to something dangerous happening in November if we don't act now.

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The left has already determined that the wildfires raging across the West Coast were definitely caused by climate change and Big Tech is determined to silence anyone who dares suggest otherwise. Facebook even announced a sweeping policy on Saturday to remove posts that claim the fires were caused by arson from far-left activists.

But on his radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck revealed multiple arrest records for suspected arsonists in California, Oregon, and Washington — and several of those charged and arrested were also instigators in Black Lives Matter rallies, violent protests, and Antifa riots. He also called out the "news gods" in Big Tech, daring them to try to censor his video.

"I asked my staff, to see if there was any evidence [of arson] on the fires. And I don't mean evidence from Twitter. I mean evidence. Is there anybody who has been arrested for arson?" Glenn said. "Well, here they are. And YouTube and Facebook, go ahead. I want you to demonetize this clip. I want you to somehow or another say that we're lying. I want you to throttle this. Go ahead. Because then you're going to have to explain what we got wrong. And I happen to have all the documents right here. So my attorney is really ready for that throttling or demonetization. You say you're a protector of the truth? Great, here it is."

Glenn read off the first 10 arrest records, which combined allege the destruction of more than 120,000 acres and 700 structures, as well as tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes.

"You want to tell us, PolitiFact, how you came to the conclusion ... that there was no arson in these fires?" Glenn asked. "Can you tell me how you came to that conclusion? Because your fact-check seems to be entirely false."

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Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to share her unique perspective as a trusted adviser and confidante to President Donald Trump for two and a half years, which she also details in her new book, "Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House."

Sarah described the unprecedented levels of corruption she saw firsthand during the Russia probe and shocking lengths to which Democratic leaders and the mainstream media would go to "take the president down."

Sarah said she often saw sides of Donald Trump that the media never covered. Recently, she went on the record denying the Atlantic's claims that the president mocked our military during a 2018 trip to France. She was on that trip, she told Glenn, and her account of what really happened paints a very different picture.

"The people who are making this outrageous charge are such cowards for doing so in an anonymous way. If you really believed this, and believed it was wrong, one, why did it take you so long? And, two, put your name on it the way the rest of us have," Sarah said.

"He didn't say those things. Not only was I there that day, Glenn, I spent two and a half years traveling all over the world with the president, watching him interact with men and women of our armed forces almost every single day during that two-and-a-half year period," she added.

"This is a person who loves America and loves the people who allow the rest of us to live in America, free, and have prosperity. And I got to see that a lot. I think it is shameful that people are trying to distort who he is and what he has done, particularly when it comes to the men and women in the military."

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