John Cleese’s War on Wokeism

The Monty Python legend says political correctness is ruining creativity in all aspects of human activity.

From shows and movies ranging from Monty Python’s Flying Circus and Fawlty Towers to Life of Brian and A Fish Called Wanda, the comedian John Cleese has uproariously and relentlessly satirized politics and religion while stretching the boundaries of decorum and good taste like so many silly walks.

Now 82, Cleese—who studied law at Cambridge—has recently set his sights on political correctness and wokeism, which he says are the enemy not only of humor but of creative thinking in all areas of human activity.

He appeared at FreedomFest, the annual July gathering of libertarians in Las Vegas, to discuss creativity, the subject of his 2020 “short and cheerful guide.” After giving a talk on the attitudes and habits he believes are necessary for creativity to 2,500 attendees, Reason’s Nick Gillespie interviewed Cleese about the importance of freedom of thought and expression for a flourishing society.

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Produced by Nick Gillespie; Footage: Courtesy of FreedomFest; Edited by Adam Czarnecki and Meredith Bragg

Meine lieben Freunde der heiteren Satire

Ich werde neu ab heute, dem 13. November, jeweils jeden Sonntag, pünktlich um 10 Uhr morgens mit dem Comedy-Satire-Format «Übrigens» auf meinem YouTube-Kanal zu sehen sein. Mann, Frau und Es… sind natürlich auch herzlich eingeladen, meiner Sprach-Akrobatik mit Bewunderung zu folgen. Oder wie Otto Bismarck zu sagen pflegte: «Ein bisschen Freundschaft ist mehr wert als die Bewunderung der ganzen Welt!» Ah, ja, dann lassen wir das mal mit der Bewunderung! Auf jeden Fall werde ich mich in meiner Anneliese… in meinen «Analysen» dem Zeitgeschehen zuwenden und die Unzulänglichkeiten des menschlichen Daseins humorvoll verspotten!

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Dave Chappelle v Candace Owens

Dave Chappelle unknowingly falls right into Candace Owens message: that Blacks too often descend or lift up things that are at the lowest common denominator. Chappelle goes on and on about injustice………not George Floyd, but rather the injustice of others criticizing him for not speaking out earlier. In doing so he eviscerates those that criticized him in a way that makes Trump look mild. At the end of his 846 video, he declares himself the purveyor of “civil discourse”, in stark contract to the civil discourse and maturity shown by Candace Owens.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQlO1TCDFMw