Tim Allen Blasts Democrats for Ruining Comedy
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During an interview with 'The View,' comedian and actor Tim Allen slammed the "thought police" and noted how "alarming" it is for people in the comedy world.
Allen started by noting how as a comedian in 2019, he has to explain his jokes for the sensitive people in the audience.
“What I got to do sometimes is explain — which I hate — in big arenas, that this is a thought police thing, and I do not like it. But when I use these words, this is my intent behind those words,” he said on Monday.
Host to the show Joy Behar, seemed to agree as she noted how “PC culture” is making comedy “really hard.”
Allen went on to mention that the sensitive culture is “an alarming thing for comedians.”
“I like to mess around because I’ve been a standup fiery comic for 30 years. And I like pissing people off, and I said there’s nothing, especially in this area, that pisses people off more than a very funny conservative,” Allen said. “A smart, funny conservative that takes shots and is certainly self-effacing.”
“The left-wing point of view is so pervasive that they don’t even realize it’s a point of view. It is just a point of view. I think this character likes that, he likes to have another point of view,” Allen also noted while talking about his character on Last Man Standing.
“Liberals have a very small window of sense of humor about themselves, so I love poking at it,” he added.
Allen then hammered liberals, “particularly progressives,” saying that they hide behind causes.
“If you don’t agree with them, if you don’t agree with that position, then you hate women, and you hate gay people, and you hate pro-choice people, whatever,” Allen said. “And I said that doesn’t fit. But I like pushing that and sometimes these guys let Mike Baxter say it, and he’s more of a pragmatist. He reminds me of my grandmother. He just hates big government.”
Allen isn't alone. Actor Rob Schneider hammered anti-first amendment "totalitarians" last weekend on Twitter, as he shredded Big Tech for censoring content that they don't like.
“Sorry to have to repeat this again: Free Speech is ALL speech. Even the speech that you find repugnant,” Schneider said in a tweet. “You are either for ALL of it or … you are for none of it. We don’t need people deciding FOR us what to think, see or hear. That’s a load of totalitarian crap.”
Schneider was upset with how groups are banning books that "question medial orthodoxy."
“Amazon is already banning books that dare question medical orthodoxy. Facebook, Google, YouTube bury information as well,” he added. “The push within democratic societies to further restrict their own freedoms is a road we mustn’t take.”
Schneider went on to note how free speech can sometimes be problematic however it is necessary for society to have it.
“I know free speech and democracy create a mess out of society, people being able to express and spew whatever they want,” Schneider continued. “But I can’t think of a better one. And I surely don’t want to live in a society where people decide for me what to think or watch or how I should interpret it.”
“I worry more that the suppression of free speech will lead to more horrors than the continued free flow of ideas; good AND bad. People can decide for themselves what ideas belong in the dustbin of history,” he continued.
“Silencing those we disagree with denies us the chance to question our preconceived notions. Either to reaffirm them or reassess them,” he finished. “Our ideas need and should always be consistently challenged and reconsidered so we don’t merely end up as consensus group think.”
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