Once the leader of the Democratic Party, former President Barack Obama has openly denounced the radical liberal extremism of “woke” and “cancel culture” advocated by the left. In an interesting twist, the first African-American president finds support among high-profile black icons such as Eddie Murphy and Dave Chappelle.
The so-called “woke” political correctness pushed by liberal extremists claims that inherent racial injustice exists at all levels of American society. African-American liberals have taken this notion of being knowledgeable about a racist subtext and started claiming anytime a black person in America comes into conflict, it’s all just racism. What began as a trendy idea has evolved into an ultra-closed-minded way of seeing the world. For instance, if a black citizen gets a speeding ticket, racial injustice is the reason. It’s the logical result of liberal insanity.
“This idea of purity, and you’re never compromised, and you’re always politically ‘woke’ and all that stuff, you should get over that quickly. The world is messy. There are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws,” Obama recently said. “And I think one danger I see among young people, particularly on college campuses. And, this is accelerated by social media. Is this sense sometimes of, ‘The way of me making change is to be as judgmental as possible about other people, and that’s enough.’”
Since Hillary Clinton got crushed in the 2016 election, the fake news media has pushed the phony narrative that President Donald Trump and the GOP do all things out of racial bias. Despite the fact that America First policies have delivered historic opportunities for black and Hispanic Americans, liberal propaganda has supported vicious personal attacks and so-called “cancel culture” boycotts. Although Obama may not be ready to tip his cap to the Trump Administration, he is openly chastising the loathsome ideas and tactics by liberal extremists.
“Like, if I tweet or hashtag about how you didn’t do something right or used the wrong verb … then I can sit back and feel pretty good about myself. ‘Cause man, you see how woke I was? I called you out.’ That’s not activism,” Obama said. “That’s not bringing about change. If all you’re doing is casting stones, you’re probably not going to get that far.”
If there’s a subtext to Obama’s anti-woke finger-wagging, it’s rooted in the fact that everyday Americans are fed up with political correctness. The backlash of those sentiments is likely to be felt in the 2020 elections, and cost Democrats seats in the House, Senate, and help get President Trump re-elected. African-American icons have been complaining about woke and cancel culture ruining the comedy industry. They, and others, say it’s difficult to lighten spirits when people are so uptight and concerned about being all “woke.”
“Political correctness has its place. We all want to live in a polite society,” Chappelle said before recently accepting the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. “I, personally, am not afraid of other people’s freedom of expression. I don’t use it as a weapon. It just makes me feel better. And I’m sorry if I hurt anybody: Yada, yada, ‘everything I’m supposed to say.’”
Chappelle went on to say that he knows comics who he thinks are racist. But rather than throw up a cancel culture boycott on social media and hurl insults, he too understands “the world is messy,” as Obama said.
“Don’t get mad at ’em, don’t hate on ’em. Man, it’s not that serious,” Chappelle added. “The First Amendment is first for a reason. Second Amendment is just in case the first one doesn’t work out.”
Fellow comedian Eddie Murphy has been a tad less subtle about his feelings toward cancel culture.
“It’s almost like there was this thing where for the last couple years, people had to apologize for saying this and that. It seems like I’m seeing a couple comics going ‘You know what? Enough of this shit. I’m doing my thing and let the chips fall where they may,’” Murphy said. “F### cancel culture.”
It seems the far-left woke, cancel culture, social justice warriors haven’t just lost their minds. They’ve also lost household-name African-Americans and the former leader of the Democratic Party.