Satire: The Left can dish it but they can't take

40 years ago, a radical leftist wrote:

It should be remembered that you can threaten the enemy and get away with it. You can insult and annoy him, but the one thing that is unforgivable and that is certain to get him to react is to laugh at him. This causes an irrational anger.

It's a tactic the left has used for years, and when we complain about that, maybe they've gone too far—for instance, taking pictures with a life-like prop made to look like our President's severed head—they call us humorless and uptight. Yet, as we've seen they can handle absolutely zero percent of the same. They seem utterly incapable of laughing at themselves.

Sacha Baron Cohen can rib conservatives constantly and leftists rejoice. But they are completely blind and silent about Cohen's wacky NPR character, who perfectly encapsulates the hysteria of Trump Derangement Syndrome, and whose Twitter bio reads "Proud Democrat. Lecturer on Gender Studies at Reed College. Co-Principal at Wildfields Poly-Ed. Stay at home Male Mom." The character's intro is: "Namaste, I'm Dr. Nira Cain-N'Degeocello, and I'm a cis-gender white, heterosexual, male, for which I apologize…."

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Another great example is CRTV's satirical video of socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in which Allie Beth Stuckey mocks Cortez's incompetence and proclivity to mislead people.

The video shows CRTV's Allie using selectively edited comments from Ocasio-Cortez's disastrous PBS interview where she made anti-Semitic remarks and framing them in such a manner where she appears to be answering questions from Stuckey.

The segment inter-spliced questions from Stuckey cleverly into selectively-edited clips from Cortez's recent interview with PBS, and the leftist's immediate response, if you can believe it, was outrage. Shapiro had this to say:

This is intensely stupid. Allie makes satire videos. I've starred in them with her. Someone clearly needs to undertake a forced redistribution of senses of humor so that you end up with one.

(As Stuckey herself noted on Twitter: "If you have to do research to figure out that a video that blatantly absurd is satirical you shouldn't be on the Internet.")

Here's a clip:



Cortez responded to the video on Twitter:

Sounds like she doesn't get the joke. Or any joke, for that matter.

Sounds like she doesn't get the joke. Or any joke, for that matter.

Which brings us back to one major point: Why is it somehow fine for leftists to constantly make conservatives the butt of the joke then instantly cry foul the moment the humor is reversed? Obviously, it's important for people to listen to criticism and to have their beliefs challenged occasionally, but is it healthy for people to feel as though their worldview is inherently malevolent? If one side feels constantly under attack, they'll just stop listening, they'll stop engaging with the other side, and, as a result, the divisions between left and right grow more unshakeable.

It's a dangerous situation. Because, ultimately, we need one another. Democracy can't work without the balance of liberalism and conservatism, and if the two sides are unable to sit down together and have a laugh, let alone compromise and empathize and commit themselves to improvement we've got bigger problems than bias in comedy, and there's nothing funny about that.

Well, maybe there is, but only if it's done well.

UPDATE: Here's how the discussion went on radio. Watch the video below.

The Left goes completely berserk over Ocasio Cortez parody video

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America has always been the land of the free. But as the line fades between the socialist, woke Left, and the Democratic Party that controls our government, are we diving headfirst into Marxism?

On his BlazeTV exclusive show, Glenn Beck spoke with Li Schoolland, who grew up under Mao's cultural revolution in China, and never did she think she would see the same warning signs in America. But now, she has a horrifying warning for us all.

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Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

Watch the video clip below to hear Levin expose the lies and misinformation in Biden's speech and explain why he believes the true message is absolutely chilling for the future of our nation:

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