"If white people are so privileged why is there a Black Entertainment Network and no White Entertainment Network?"
"Men don’t have privilege, there are women’s only gyms!"
"Why isn’t there a campus centre for straight/cis people!?"
SAME REASONS WHY IN MARIO KART YOU DON’T GET BLUE SHELLS OR LIGHTNING BOLTS WHEN YOU’RE ALREADY IN FIRST PLACE, ASSBAG.
This is honestly the best explanation I have ever seen.
And people thought that Janet Mock being on the Colbert Report would lead to something OTHER than the same tired transphobia Colbert’s been spouting for years.
what is: satire
I didn’t think it was possible for someone to not realize Steven Colbert was satire until now.
There’s a big difference between satire and saying offensive shit and saying “just kidding”
Satire mocks the oppressors, not the oppressed. It necessarily has to aim up, not down.
But Colbert is mocking the oppressors? His persona is supposed to be a mockery of the oppressors and the shit they spout, not something you’re supposed to agree with.
If you’re consistently offending and outraging the people you CLAIM to be allied with, it’s time to change your tactics.
Like if that was his intention it was a fail. it just feels like he made light of a serious topic.
The entire point of the show is that Colbert plays a foolish, narrow-minded, right-wing news pundit based on Bill O’Reilly. He is aiming at the oppressors by imitating their buffoonery in a humorous (relative, I know) way.
The character Stephen as a mockery of the pundits is the centerpiece for everything that happens on the show. It is, by default, aiming up.
In Virginia, capitol visitors can not bring American flags and signs affixed to sticks, because capitol security considers sticks a public threat. Firearms, however, are allowed.
THE ONLY WAY YOU STOP A BAD PERSON WITH A FLAG ON A STICK IS WITH A GOOD PERSON WITH A FLAG ON A STICK!