September 23, 2017

Mel Brooks on The Death Of Comedy

Dana Mathewson

Others have said the same thing. And they're right.

Comedy legend Mel Brooks is speaking out about political correctness and how it is leading to the "death of comedy.” Best known for his politically incorrect comedies like "Blazing Saddles” and "The Producers,” Brooks has always taken risks with his writing by satirizing racism.
Brooks, who said he could find humor in almost anything, warned on Thursday that political correctness is strangling comedians from being able to perform and said there only a handful of subjects he personally wouldn’t make fun of.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today program, Brooks stated: "We have become stupidly politically correct, which is the death of comedy.”
"It’s not good for comedy,” he added. "Comedy has to walk a thin line, take risks. Comedy is the lecherous little elf whispering in the king’s ear, always telling the truth about human behavior.”


The article is http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/21/mel-brooks-calls-political-correctness-the-death-of-comedy]/here:

A NOTE FROM TIM:

You know Dana, Saul Alinsky has as one of his Rules for Radicals a polemic that ridicule is Man's most potent weapon. You must wield it against your opponents and keep them from wielding it against you. That they have created this monster called political correctness shows how much the Left has triumphed in their quest for power; they are now "the Man" and they seek to keep others from damaging them with ridicule. Comedians like Mel Brooks have always wielded ridicule in a non-directed way, and by that I mean as social critique but not exactly directed at political enemies, unlike the Left which "picks the target, freezes it, personalizes it, and polarizes it." Blazing Saddles was a masterpiece of ridicule aimed at racism without attacking any individual. Brooks wanted to attack a bad idea, and to do that through humor.

Of course the modern liberal thinking is nothing but a series of terrible ideas ripe for ridicule, and our progressive friends know that. Their whole house of cards is predicated on silence by critics; should everyone suddenly declare "the Emperor has no clothes" their Cuckoo's Nest empire will fall. So they must enforce silence in any way they can manage.

As an example, did you see where exercise guru Richard Simmons lost a lawsuit against the National Enquirer? He was ordered to pay over a million dollars in legal fees to the Enquirere, who made up a story about Simmons claiming he was a post-op transsexual (sans joystick). While the court did not dispute the untruthfulness, they said it did not defame Simmons because being transsexual is no longer any sort of slur or oddity, and Simmons should be proud to be given honorary membership in the tranny club (my words but essentially their sentiments.) In short, they used political correctness to silence critics of this insane campaign to normalize cross dressing.

I remember when that was rich fodder for comedians. Monty Python's Flying Circus did The Lumberjack Song, for example, back in the '70's. In fact, Monty Python was chock full of crossdressing humor, and everyone understood at that time that it was a psychological disorder. Rulings such as the one from the judge in this Simmons case are intended to stifle free speech and embolden fake news and little more. This idiot simply decided that "dude looks like a lady" is perfectly normal and we are all going to pretend that is so at the risk of financial ruin. Liberals will PUNISH the apostate!

No wonder humor in these times is nothing but an endless string of crass and filthy commentary; there is nothing else anyone is allowed to do. Good comedy relies on an element of truth, and when you reject any and all truths you have nothing left to laugh at.


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