In case you haven’t noticed, entertainment, especially comedy, is dead. The emergence of Trump and the Left’s radical hatred of him and his supporters, coupled with its ongoing political correctness crusade, has sucked much of the fun out of society.
Our new PC culture has people walking on eggshells, afraid to say anything against the established orthodoxy. Comedy’s supposed to be an area that pushes the envelope on what’s acceptable to say in society, but these days, we have comedians lecturing folks from the stage about pronoun usage and how necessary trigger warnings are. Lately, however, some of the veterans of the craft have begun pushing back against political correctness much to the chagrin of the leftist censors.
As reported at Breitbart, infamous comedic actor Bill Murray praised the GOP tax cuts law, trashed identity politics, and applauded the crackdown against sexual abusers in Hollywood during a recent CNBC interview.
“How can Kristen Wiig make everyone laugh?” Murray asked of the Saturday Night Live star, denouncing an identity politics he said makes being a comedian “harder and harder.”
“She’s not thinking about being political, she’s thinking about what resonates and what is common to all of us, and I think that’s harder and harder to do because people are trying to win their point of view as opposed to saying ‘What if I spoke to everyone?‘”
Murray, who, last month, played former White House chief strategist and Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon on SNL, defended longtime SNL writer Jim Downey.
“He’s saying: ‘No, I just think the way the Democrats handle things is poor where they try to pick out little pieces of a population,” Murray said of Downey. ‘”We represent the Hispanics, we represent the LGBT or something.’ And they’re not speaking to everyone all at once. And It’s almost demeaning to say, ‘I’m choosing you because you’re a splinter group, or a certain minority group.’ There’s almost a resentment that somehow you’re separated, again, by a politician.”
“‘You’re my people,” Murray said. ‘”I’m in control of you, I represent you,’ instead of thinking that each citizen has a right to be respected as a citizen first, under the laws of the country.”
Murray also commented on the purge happening in Hollywood, that’s seen numerous high profile actors and industry members revealed as sexual harassers and abusers.
“If people are monstrous, it eventually comes back,” Murray said. “We get justice, but we don’t get it when we want it. …This is unusual. People are getting their justice rather quickly.”
“It’s interesting when this kind of movement happens,” Murray added. “It creates a kind of compost or fertilizer to make the next stage happen. … Obviously, things swing back and forth.”
Moving on from that topic, Murray praised the recent GOP tax cuts, calling them “fantastic.”
“The change in the tax law is a great thing for corporations, it’s a fantastic thing,” Murray said. “I don’t pretend to understand what that will mean to the future in terms of the economy or what the budget will have to do with what people call entitlements.”
“In the first step, it’s made things easier,” he explained. “I think people feel like there was too much regulation, and yet I hope they don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater when breaking down regulations.”
Murray’s comments are completely sensible and moderate, yet don’t be surprised to see leftists attacking him for having the gall to praise any GOP policy or bashing the emergence of a snowflake, sanitized culture. He’s at the stage of his life and career where he can speak freely without worrying about consequences, and quite frankly, it’s a breath of fresh air compared to many of his rabidly left-wing compatriots.