The Unicorn Hunters

It appears that the Islamophobia monster is still loose. Thankfully, the nutters from the Cult of Modern Liberalism have found some new Islamophobe hunters.

Comedy has always had the unique ability to cut to the core of a cultural divide and lay it bare for a laugh.

Comedians like Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor and George Carlin long ago solidified the standup stage as an unlikely venue for confronting social issues and challenging public perception.

Now the co-founders of the Muslim Funny Fest, Dean Obeidallah and Maysoon Zayid, want to use it to change the conversation about Muslims in America. They sat down with Yahoo global news anchor Katie Couric at the Comic Strip Live comedy club in New York City.

“I really feel like it’s a great equalizer,” says Zayid. “Because if you can get people laughing, they stop thinking of you as an ‘other.’ And I think that’s where the power in comedy is. It’s to take things that otherwise make people uncomfortable and instead make them laugh.”

I have a friend who is convinced he is a libertarian, but he is a standard issue moonbat from Massachusetts. Immediately after 9/11 and I mean hours after it, he posted on his website a long plea to avoid rounding up Muslims and putting them into camps. His #1 concern was not the smoking hole in the middle of New York City. No, he was more afraid of his fellow citizens, his neighbors.

Despite decades of Muslim terrorism all over the world, there’s been no backlash against Muslims anywhere. That does not stop the Cult from pretending so they just pretend that Muslims are being oppressed by Americans. They are forever vigilant, looking for any signs that Islamophobia is about to break out.

One of the great debates on the fringe (and even on the conventional right) is about whether Progressives really believe the things they say in public. It’s probably best to frame it as a long running debate dating back generations, maybe all the way back to 1642. I’ve been reading a lot about the English Civil War and it is tempting for me to date a lot of this stuff to that period.

I wish I had a nickel for every time some popular man of the Cult gave a speech making claims that were obviously false. Even allowing for personal bias and perspective, Progressives often say things that are completely insane. Obama’s nomination speech is an obvious example:

Because if we are willing to work for it, and fight for it, and believe in it, then I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth.

When hearing that, normal people wondered how he and his audience did not burst out laughing. Political hyperbole is to be expected, particularly after a big election, but that’s the sort of thing that used to get people committed. Did he really believe his election would alter the earth’s climate? Found a new nation in place of the current one? Is it possible for one man to be full of so much shit?

The thing that was clear with my moonbat friend was that he really believed Americans were pulling out their torches and boiled rope after 9/11. It’s what normal people have always got wrong about Progressives. It’s not an act. These people are the truest of true believers. Katie Couric really does worry that the great backlash is upon us.

13 thoughts on “The Unicorn Hunters

  1. “Reminds me of the old Morey Amsterdam story”

    Are there any new Morey Amsterdam stories?
    The mention of Morey Amsterdam here does not bode well for the Zman’s
    appeal to the key 18-54 demographic.

  2. Churchill makes no mention of stand-up here:

    “How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries!
    Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia
    in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many
    countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods
    of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet
    rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity.

    The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as
    his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must
    delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased
    to be a great power among men. Individual Moslems may show splendid
    qualities – but the influence of the religion paralyses the social
    development of those who follow it.
    No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.
    Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and
    proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa,
    raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity
    is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it
    had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell
    the civilization of ancient Rome.”

    -Sir Winston S Churchill (The River War, first edition, Vol. II, pages
    248-50 (London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1899).
    1 November 2005 – Australia

      • Yes. Someone running for election made the mistake of reading it aloud in public at some sort of meeting or rally. He was swiftly in trouble for his lips moving when he read it.

  3. Moslems have no sense of humor, no joy in life or living. They are members of a Death Cult. I look forward to the Day of the Backlash. Followed closely by the Mass Expulsion.

  4. Sometimes I wonder whether people hold a wider variety of “odd” ideas these days, because no matter what those ideas might be, one can go to the Internet and find others who agree and “validate” the craziness. Back in the day, one could only really share with the people close by, so the local judgements and norms would shut down many “non-mainstream” ideas. In this way, the “odd” ideas did not find much traction. But these days, whatever your proclivities and beliefs, validation for them is just a mouse click or two away. And when “the powers that be” endorse them, then it is even easier to board the rather crowded “crazy bus”.

  5. I only saw the first 30 seconds before I barfed a little bit and had to shut it down, so I guess I just saw the promo. Couric is such an easy “read”. Here she was, in the “presence of comedy”, so she was ready to bust a gut at any inane thing.*

    This woman has had a 30+ year career based on nothing but perkiness and an ability to pull the heartstrings of her core audience, 80 year old grandmothers, who put down their knitting and stop feeding the cat kitty treats whenever she pops up on screen.

    There was a kernel of truth there. Muslims are indeed not funny. You get a few outliers, like Obeidallah and the half-Egyptian guy who used to appear on Red Eye, but as a general rule they make Mennonites seem like a weekend in the Catskills.

    * – Reminds me of the old Morey Amsterdam story—–

    “Amsterdam’s reputation for humor preceded him. Hal Block tells of Amsterdam walking up Sixth Avenue and meeting an old friend. “Where have you been?” the friend asked. “Sick,” Amsterdam replied, “I’ve been in bed with a cold.” His friend looked at him and asked, “What’s so funny about that?”

  6. I live in a latte town. The people here really do believe all this shit. The trans discussion is all the rage here- it’s “duh, of course you can be whatever gender you like”. Guys like me are the odd ones.

    It might have to do with the notion, perhaps that since our modern world is so full of wonders, that we believe that human nature can be overcome. I don’t believe it can, but the folks you call the Cult do.

  7. The headline all western media has, ready to go after yet another muslim atrocity breaks, is clear:

    ‘(Nation’s/Town’s) Muslims Fear Reprisal Attacks.’

    The fact that these ‘expected’ attacks never happen says a lot about both those who silently suffer the barbaric acts of our new friends and even more about our propaganda media machines.

    • The irony they never get is that you can’t have a backlash without first having the front lash.

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