Elon Musk’s politics have been a topic of debate from both sides of the aisle for years. Sometimes he seems like a libertarian or even a conservatarian. Other times he seems left-leaning. It really depends on the point of discussion at the time. But one area in which there is little doubt he leans strongly to right surrounds cancel culture and the “woke” direction society seems to be heading.
In particular, comedy has been all but destroyed. Things that were (and are) clearly funny are no longer allowed with cancel culture Karens waiting to pounce at any joke that doesn’t practice absolute inclusiveness. That makes comedy difficult because poking fun at things that are funny often requires insults that may offend people. It’s a tenet of humor that has existed since the first joke was ever told, but it’s no longer allowed with one major exception.
As Musk pointed out in a recent interview with the Babylon Bee, conservatives are fair game. Attacking them with “jokes” will never bring the wrath of leftist cancel culture to anyone’s doorsteps. Saturday Night Live, for example, will attack conservatives and Republicans endlessly while barely poking fun at anyone on the left. Musk called it “the woke mind virus.”
Elon Musk says “the woke mind virus” is ruining comedy pic.twitter.com/hjcF2Zmo6p
— Ben Smith (@presidentbeb) December 22, 2021
Wokeness truly is an adverse psychological condition that prompts the inflicted to act out against anything they believe should offend them. Unfortunately, that means pretty much everything in modern society. Cancel culture will come for everyone eventually.
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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