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By Paul Meekin

Since January, I’ve heard how Liberals are collectivists. They care only about groups, not individuals. They champion safe spaces, hate free speech, and will punch you in the face if you disagree with them. I heard they need to lighten up, take a joke, and stop being so PC.

I heard that conservatives and libertarians will disagree with something a person says, but will fight to the death for their right to say it.

So it was with cynical acquiescence that I saw many of these people get rock-hard horny at the opportunity to ‘take down’ Stephen Colbert for a joke about Donald Trump’s mouth, and the Russian sausage stuck in it.

Immediately the rage…raged. Ben Shapiro called it vile. Adriana Cohen, popular conservative websites, and on and on and on took their pot shots. These people who champion Milo, suddenly demonized Colbert. Saying how dare liberals think it’s okay to make a joke like this about Donald Trump.

They were offended at his joke, circulated #FireColbert. And then it dawned on me – they were lumping Stephen Colbert in with his ‘people’.

Wait, isn’t that collectivism?

Really, this gag about a blowjob was over-the-line? Really? For the record, I am of the mindset that you’re not allowed to champion and defend free speech only when you agree with statements that make others uncomfortable.

If it’s okay for Milo to say he hates fat people and that transgendered folks are mentally ill, and okay for Richard Spencer to advocate for a White Ethno State, Colbert is certainly allowed to make dumb gay jokes, right?

Righhhhht? Or we do we stand and cheer for the home team? If the ACLU will support the gun rights for mentally ill citizens, don’t you think its fair libertarians and free speech advocates support the free speech of a comedian we may not agree with – or even like?

Otherwise, well, liberals win. You wanna know why we’ll never know if we’re “Ready For Some Football?!” ever again? Bullshit like this. A number of years ago Fox News invited Hank Williams Jr. on TV and he compared President Obama to Hitler. He was demonized, yanked off his Football singing duties, and now we have Faith “f*****g” Hill hyping us up for Patriots games on Monday evening. Now comparing the president to Hitler is a pastime almost more popular than football.

I’d also like to point out that Colbert hushed a booing crowd when he had Bill O’Reilly and Jeb Bush on, demanding respect for his guest. I’d also like to point out Colbert gave the ballsiest White House Correspondents dinner of all time.

I’d also like to point out can just stop watching his show, instead of calling for his job.

What’s a more offensive joke? Colbert’s – ha –  gag, about Trump’s oral proclivities, or Colin Moriarty’s joke about #DayWithoutAWoman? More importantly, does it matter?

If you think it does matter, it’s probably because you think Liberals deserve a taste of their own medicine; they come after conservative thought leaders, protest their events, start fights and start fires, well, darn it, we’ll show them. We’re coming after Colbert for his offensive jokes.

And like Moriarty, Colbert is not apologizing.

And so the world turns. They do something we don’t like, so we respond by doing the same thing. The republican congress stonewalls Obama, the democrats do the same thing to Donald Trump. Moriarty offends liberals, conservatives find a way to get offended over a liberal. What’s the definition of insanity again?

What it must be like to want to pull the switch. What this whole…debacle illustrates is that far too many people – in media, social, mainstream, and alternative, care less about principles and more about victory. Gratification. Settling scores. I’ve been guilty of it. I would hope people who have been doing this longer than I, and are presumably smarter than I, would know better.

I guess not.

EDITOR’s NOTE: The views expressed are those of the author, they are not representative of The Libertarian Republic or its sponsors.

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Paul Meekin

Paul Meekin is a writer, editor, and critic of all things media. He'd prefer the government stay out of his wallet and out of his entertainment. He can be reached at @MeekinOnMovies for bookings and inquiries.

  • RyGuy18

    “I heard that conservatives and libertarians will disagree with something a person says, but will fight to the death for their right to say it.”

    Unless you are saying that every single Libertarian is calling for Colbert’s firing (I doubt any of them are), then you should remove that from your article, because that’s generalizing us. I think there’s another word for it. Oh yeah, collectivism. Everybody you mentioned who is outraged is a conservative, not a Libertarian. WE ARE NOT THE SAME, and you would be a fool to think we are.

  • Susan Obijiski

    I still do not understand the claim that Colbert said something homophobic. People make fun of and talk about straight sex all the time (for example, suggesting that a woman got where she is by performing oral sex on a man), and no one says anything. Colbert has admitted that his language went over the line but none of my gay friends, none of the gay men who have come out to support Colbert in the entertainment industry, has taken offense at the comment that seems to have everyone fired up. Free speech is free speech. Like it or not…you can always change the channel

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