2014-04-02 17:00:36 UTC
stereotypes and ethnic language-mocking in America?
The right answer is liberal Hollywood and Democrats.
The wrong and slanderous answer is conservatives, which is what liberal
performance artist/illegal-alien-amnesty lobbyist Stephen Colbert wants
Americans to believe. Last week on his Comedy Central show, Colbert
resurrected his "satirical" 2005 "Ching-Chong Ding-Dong" skit, in which
he speaks in pidgin English with a grossly exaggerated accent. He used it
in a boneheaded attempt to ridicule Republican football team owner Dan
Snyder and others who defend the Washington Redskins' name.
"Oh, I ruv tea. It's so good for you. You so pretty, American girl,"
Colbert, in his conservative talk-show host persona, jibber-jabbers in
the 2005 segment. "You come here. You kiss my tea make her sweet. I need
no sugar when you around. Come on my rickshaw, I give you a ride to
Bangkok." Forward to 2014: To mock Snyder's recent creation of a
foundation to benefit Native Americans, Colbert replayed the skit and
jeered in character that he was "willing to show the Asian community that
I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for
Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever."
Last week, a group of diehard liberals, led by young Korean-American
writer Suey Park, gave Colbert a hard time about his cringe-worthy act,
which was accompanied by an awkward laugh track and left the distinct
impression that the real Colbert enjoys crude ethnic-language mockery
just a little too much.
Park and her liberal Twitter followers tenaciously questioned Colbert's
use of "satire" that ends up stoking the racism it purports to mock and
abhor. They obviously picked the incendiary #CancelColbert hashtag to
force attention to their complaints. My view is and always has been that
the answer to speech you disagree with is more and better speech. For me,
#CancelColbert wasn't about censoring his show. It was about exposing his
hypocrisy and don't-you-understand-satire double standards.
Park complained that Colbert and his defenders are race-baiting liberals
who hide behind their self-professed progressivism. Absolutely.
Progressives of pallor -- hipster racists -- have said and done some of
the most bigoted things I've ever witnessed in my life and gotten away
with it. And as one viewer noted, Colbert "obviously didn't use satire
very effectively, because most people aren't talking about the Redskins
issue or Dan Snyder." Indeed, many of his fans were too busy tweeting
non-satirical anti-Asian bigotry, misogyny and ugly death threats.
I'm not surprised at many on the right who tripped over themselves to
side with the entertainment industry Cool People -- or "coolists," as
Greg Gutfeld brilliantly captures them in his new book, "Not Cool." In
elite circles, it is uncool to say you think Stephen Colbert is unfunny.
The suck-ups go along with Colbert's painfully inane Ching-Chong Ding-
Dong schtick because they want to show they "get" Cool Colbert's
Wake up. These smug liberal elites are not your allies in the fight
against political correctness run amok. Colbert and company marginalize
conservatism while laughing all the way to the bank. Why would
conservatives enable them? Gutfeld explains: "Pick a political, cultural
or moral universe, and in each one it's the cool who seek to punish, mock
or thwart the uncool. They do this freely and without much resistance,
for exacting cool revenge is so common that the uncool let it happen
without a fight -- a sort of cultural Stockholm syndrome."
Asians are also convenient, "uncool" punching bags. Unlike offended
Muslim fanatics (see "The Mohammed Cartoons"), they're not going to issue
fatwas, threaten beheadings or blow themselves up. Coward Colbert and his
cable news persona would never dare offend the jihad-friendly brigade at
CAIR; the only jabs he takes are at "Islamophobe" conservatives who worry
about the poisonous spread of sharia law.
Colbert defenders "circled the wagons," as Rush Limbaugh pointed out on
Monday, by griping instead about Limbaugh's 18-second imitation on radio
of a Chinese government translator in 2011. "Notice how to get this guy
out of the mess that he's in -- apparently they have to link him to me.
Why? I don't know."
Colbert needs partisan sycophants to go along with his selective clown-
nose act, every step of the way, to provide him total immunity as he
scrapes the bottom of the "comedy" barrel to portray the right as racist.
Blaming Rush (or lazily mocking my 2004 book on internment, profiling and
national security, as Colbert did on his show Monday night) deflects from
the genuine offense taken by Park and other liberals at Colbert's
widespread dissemination of yellowface caricatures.
The Comedy Central political operatives need to make conservatives the
demons so his audience forgets that liberal actress Rosie O'Donnell
gratuitously mocked "ching-chong" accents on the mainstream ABC network
show "The View" while her liberal co-hosts and audience laughed it up.
Or that Vice President Joe Biden mocked Indian accents in a 2012 jobs
speech in New Hampshire and complained in 2008 on the campaign trail that
"you cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight
Indian accent. I'm not joking."
Or that former Secretary of State and leading 2016 Democratic
presidential contender Hillary Clinton repeatedly has employed a
degrading Southern accent to pander to black voters. (Google "I ain't
Or that Democrat Bob Beckel made fun of Louisiana GOP Gov. Bobby Jindal's
State of the Union response address by likening it to a "call center ad
Or that mainstream Hollywood productions from "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
(Mickey Rooney's I.Y. Yunioshi) to "Sixteen Candles" (Long Duk Dong) to
the sitcoms "How I Met Your Mother" (an entire show in yellowface) and "2
Broke Girls" (Han Lee) have done more to disseminate and profit off of
cheap, vulgar, bucktoothed Asian stereotypes than Rush Limbaugh ever did.
It's not the outrage that's manufactured, but Colbert's sanctimonious
myth of left-wing purity and his phony indictment of conservatives as the
predominant forces of intolerance in America.
But what do I know, Mr. Colbert? Me so stupid. You so funny.
"Liberalism depends on a huge number of Americans being losers who cant
support themselves. Broken or nonexistent families are the root of most
of societys pathologies, and they are also essential to the Democrat
demographic model. The partys very existence depends on there being a
pool of serfs desperate for handouts distributed by Democrat overlords.
If 90% of Americans were self-sufficient and refused to trade their
dignity for a few scraps in the form of various welfare payouts, there
would be no modern Democrat Party. In other words, your party must keep
you poor, ignorant and helpless to survive. The Democrat mascot shouldnt
be the donkey; it should be the tick." (Kurt Schlichter)
I wouldnt be surprised if President Obama learned Osama bin Laden had
been killed when he saw himself announce it on television. Jon Stewart