The Left Kills Humor
Social media censors suppress even satire because leftists can’t stand being mocked.
Big Tech social media platforms use oversight boards and “fact-checkers” to screen and label our posts for COVID, Donald Trump, and Christianity — sometimes lumping the Bible under “hate speech.” And “hate speech” can include statements about biology and science that supports two genders, the pro-life movement, or even daring to use the hashtag #AllLifeMatters. The list goes on.
Now, however, the overlords, er, oversight boards are adding to their list of things to define and label as humor. For example, Facebook’s virtuous community standards that seem capable only of condemning content on the Right are now going to include reviews of satire. The labels will ensure no one is offended, no one takes the humor as truth, and no one is intimidated. That sounds so very good, right?
Actually, it’s just one more way to silence those who refuse to comply with the coordinated echo chamber of the political Left, the media, and Big Tech … but we repeat ourselves.
The announced policy was tied to the belief that authentic humor doesn’t “punch down” or assert power of those less powerful or insubordinate of an authority. In a matter of days, the Leftmedia, in this case Slate, published a piece accusing The Babylon Bee of, you guessed it, “punching down.”
Renowned for being “Your Trusted Source For Christian News Satire,” the Bee, which promotes itself as “Fake News You Can Trust,” makes no effort to hide its fun-poking stories of the absurdities in the culture wars. The Bee makes no effort to establish itself as a news site. Instead, it even has fun at its own expense by declaring, “The Babylon Bee is the world’s best satire site, totally inerrant in all its truth claims. We write satire about Christian stuff, political stuff, and everyday life,” which was created on the “eighth day of the creation week” through a “a shady deal involving the NRA, the Russians, and the King James-only mafia.”
Yet Slate declares this joviality to be a threat.
Quite simply, the political Left doesn’t like owning its absurdities. Take gender as an example. It’s not just based on faith; science, biology, physiology, kinesiology, and a bunch of other -ologies demonstrate the differences between the male and female sexes. Yet the political Left wants to create new protected classes and blur the lines of norms to aid in its lifelong commitment to grow those needing government intervention.
A few pokes of fun at identity politics are seen at The Babylon Bee in its “inspiring true story of the first motorcyclist to identify as a bicyclist” and the irreverent piece entitled, “Female Weightlifter Suffers Tragic Testicle Injury Just Weeks Before Tokyo Olympics.”
“Hate speech,” they cry.
We too have already dealt with drama for posts mocking the demand to permit those who identify as another sex or gender access to bathrooms that differ from their own biology, like this one.
Moreover, humor about issues related to race and gun ownership will absolutely be deemed as offensive by the Left. Poking fun at the tried-and-true tactic by Democrats of redefining everything will certainly elicit gasps and grasps of pearls by those quick to pronounce their absurdities and will likely put in jeopardy a nice jab in jest like the new-fangled cordless hole puncher.
Post an image about an angry female comic holding what’s supposed to represent the severed head of a U.S. president, and free speech and satire are defended. Post a meme about visiting a farm to milk a bull if one is confused about gender, and expect the overlords of Big Tech to subject your content through layers of examination as to whether it meets community standards.
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