The beauty of the woke is that they are seeking purity and none can be pure. It’s an unachievable goal, and the longer it goes on the more of their own will fall.
Example 1: Josh Thomas
Thomas is the comedian behind Please Like Me. It’s a brave show. Being a gay person with no style must be tough. But he will have lots of practice.
Josh thought he would be all-so woke by asking this:
Hey Australia – are we still chill with this? pic.twitter.com/3pY2wyZ3IY
— Josh Thomas (@JoshThomas87) June 14, 2020
Quite a debate raged.
Coon is named after the inventor of the process for making the cheese and all that.
Then someone came upon this clip of Thomas:
4 the fans, this is my favourite snippet mainly because of Dan Harmon’s facial reaction to “Its easier in the States” pic.twitter.com/zNDczm645B
— Moreblessing Maturure (@MoreblessingMa) June 14, 2020
To save you watching it, here’s what he said that is getting knickers all twisted:
“‘Where none of the other shows are hiring people who aren’t white, finding an experienced actor who isn’t white is really hard,'” Thomas said on the panel. “‘So then you find yourself in a situation like, ‘We want to be more diverse, but this person is doesn’t have as much experience as this person.’ And then it’s hard to know what to do, because you don’t want to be favouring people and putting them on, when they’re not [up to] the job.'”
Of course, Thomas felt terrible and issued this apology:
Here’s the thing: he’s not being illogical, insensitive etc. If that was his experience, then that was his experience.
Why would he apologise? Why would he fall on his knees at the mercy of the crowd?
Because even woke Gods can get crucified.
Just 13 days ago, alongside Hannah Gadsby, Thomas was named in The 50 Most Powerful LGBTQ Players.
The Australian comedian, writer and actor has garnered praise for his unabashed depictions of LGBTQ characters in his shows: breakout series Please Like Me and, most recently, Freeform comedy Everything’s Gonna Be Okay. The creator has fought to authentically portray everything from messy coming out stories to anal sex.
I FIRST FELT REPRESENTED WHEN I SAW “I didn’t realize at the time but probably the original Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. It was a huge hit in Australia. Every morning when I put on my cologne, I’d ‘spray, delay and walk away.’”
I’LL FEEL GOOD ABOUT HOLLYWOOD’S LGBTQ REPRESENTATION WHEN “I’m constantly torn between wanting us to be normal and mainstream and ingratiated into regular Hollywood and wanting us to burn the whole system down.”
THE PERSON I THINK DOESN’T GET ENOUGH CREDIT FOR THEIR ACTIVISM “Queer boys who try and jam irrelevant statements about world issues into their Instagram captions under shirtless photos.”
Example 2: The Guardian
This is truly awesome.
For the past week or so, dozens of editorials in The Guardian have thundered about the statues of old white heroes who don’t live up to modern ideals:
Gay Alcorn wrote, first of the now-cancelled Chris Lilley:
In 2014, the Guardian reviewed the box set of Chris Lilley’s Summer Heights High, a “mockumentary” set in a public secondary school. It was a “masterclass in character comedy,” the reviewer said, a “towering achievement” that brought “three fabulously memorable school characters to hilarious life”. They were the vain and delusional drama teacher Mr G, the narcissistic private school girl Ja’mie, and hard to handle Jonah.
She went on:
As for those statues tumbling in the US and the UK – and no doubt here soon too – good riddance. Public statues are a limited snapshot about who the wealthy and powerful thought should be immortalised at a particular time in history, and times have changed.
The pulling down of statues is not about erasing history but about a different perspective on that history, a bigger truth than the “white hero” in stone. Historians have pointed out that there’s nothing new about it; the Romans tore down statues, as did the Germans after the second world war.
Paul Daly is the husband of the editor of The Guardian, the perpetually dull and dreary, Lenore Taylor. Daley wrote an article headlined ‘The toppling of statues overseas might give Australia pause to reconsider who we celebrate’.
It’s a blustering column that lays out many evils at the feet of white Australians in the first century or so of European settlement.
He concludes his column:
Meanwhile, a longer overdue and bigger discussion is warranted on whether older statues and monuments should be removed – or amended to include the broader uglier, truths about their subjects. Discuss …
The Guardian was originally called the Manchester Guardian (until 1959). The paper was founded in 1821 by John Edward Taylor. Taylor died in 1844.
He left the paper to his youngest son Edward Taylor, who died without children and left it to the Allen family who sold it to a cousin, CP Scott.
CP Scott created the Scott Trust, to get out of paying taxes, which funds The Guardian to this day.
But it’s John Edward Taylor we’re most interested in.
You see, Taylor made his money as a cotton trader. According to The Sun (which is enjoying this):
During the US Civil War the paper had sided with the southern Confederates against President Lincoln who wanted to abolish slavery.
A leader piece said: “It was an evil day both for America and the world when he was chosen President of the United States.”
On January 2, 1863, it accused Lincoln of having “no desire to abolish slavery except as a means of extrication from the difficulties of government”.
A year and a half later it claimed: “Nor is Mr Lincoln’s re-election by fraud, violence, and intimidation rendered a matter of comparatively small importance solely by the fact that it reveals nothing with respect to the real wishes and thoughts of the majority of his fellow countrymen.”
The left-wing paper then responded to Mr Lincoln’s assassination by laying into his presidency.
On April 27 1865, it said: “Of his rule we can never speak except as a series of acts abhorrent to every true notion of constitutional right and human liberty.”
Which is odd, knowing this history, because the Guardian doesn’t like slavery (who does – part from the bloke who founded and funded The Guardian?)
Bristol made a fortune out of the slavery business. For a century and a half, from the late 17th century until the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833, its merchants, ships and warehouses played a key role in the extraordinarily cruel system that saw men, women and children taken from West Africa to British colonies in the Americas, where they were forced to provide free labour to sugar growers and rum distillers. Edward Colston, whose statue in Bristol’s centre was pulled down by Black Lives Matter protesters on Sunday afternoon and dumped in the river, was a leading figure in the slave-trading Royal African Company. He shared responsibility for the transportation of an estimated 84,000 Africans, around 19,000 of whom are thought to have died at sea.
The Guardian view on Colston’s statue: a long time in going.
Maybe it’s time to topple The Guardian.
So-called Republican strategic Rick Wilson has tried to make it a political issue:
Wilson, you are a colossal dumbass. Must be time for you to be invited back to the ABC. Yep – this is the dumbass Wilson.