First things first. Dave Chappelle is not a right-wing guy. As far as I can tell he’s more or less a leftie. But he’s a comedian and he makes fun of lots of things. He makes fun of black people and white people and Asian people and whatever other people there are out there. And being black he can do that. But can he get away with satirizing the LGBTQ mafia? Turns out the answer is, so far yes! Chappelle seems to be so popular and so commercially valuable that Netflix has refused to cave to the cancel culture’s demand to kill his latest comedy special, “Closer.”
Closer is the sixth and last installment in a series that Chappelle produced for Netflix. And in the previous episode Chappelle talked about how the speech codes around LGBTQ people were a sore point with his business partners in TV and Hollywood. He could use derogatory names for white people and black people and brown people and yellow people but he couldn’t for queer people. And he let you know that rubbed him the wrong way.
In this latest installment he zeros in on the phenomenon of cancellation against anyone who admits to believing that a so-called trans-man or trans-woman isn’t exactly the same as an actual man or woman. He gives as an example Bruce Jenner in his mutilated form “Caitlyn.” Chappelle says,
“I shouldn’t speak on this because I am not a woman, nor am I a trans. But as we established, I am a feminist. That’s right. I’m team TERF. I agree. Gender is a fact. You have to look at it from a woman’s perspective.”
“Caitlin Jenner was voted Woman of The Year her first year as a woman! Ain’t that something? She’s better than all of you.”
“Gender is a fact. Every human being on Earth had to pass through the legs of a woman to be on this Earth. That is a fact,” Chappelle said.
These quotes have actually been scrubbed by the news site that posted them to remove the various obscenities Chappelle adorned them with but they make the point. The social media sites and the entertainment industry and just about all the powers that be are determined to force everybody on Earth to pretend that a man in a sundress, sexually mutilated or not, is exactly the same as a real-life woman. And Dave Chappelle is the only man in the world who can get away with telling them that they’re lying.
What’s wrong with this picture? We used to brag to the world that America was a “free country.” That used to be the line. If someone said, “Do you know what I think?” And you knew you weren’t going to like that opinion you’d say dismissively, “Sure, go ahead, it’s a free country.” Now that’s a joke. You can’t say anything you really believe. If you do, you’ll lose your job or your membership in a club or your bank account or your credit card or your website or your ability to fly on a plane. The only guy in America who can speak his mind is Dave Chappelle.
And that tells us that despite Dave Chappelle’s endless jokes about blacks being second class citizens, the rest of us are the real slaves here. The only free man in America is Dave Chappelle. He’s free to speak his mind in public.