The thing about a mob is they’re easy to create – just find a group of poorly informed people and appeal to their emotions with lies designed to keep them in a frenzy and you’re there. But a mob, once unleashed, is nearly impossible to control. They can be directed at the start, nudged later on, but sooner or later all hell will break loose and all control will be lost. If you’ve ever wondered why the BLM-ANTIFA mob destroyed so many businesses in black neighborhoods, doing irreversible damage to the communities Democrats claim they’re “trying to help,” this is why. So when the woke mob turns on one of their own, it’s not surprising; it’s a small price to pay for having a roving band of zealots attacking your enemies.
Unfortunately for the left, their mob’s frenzy is burning so white-hot now that it’s turning on them with greater frequency. One impure thought, no matter how long ago, can be the drop of blood in the water they need to go off.
It does not matter how “on their team” someone is, stray and there’s a chance they’ll come for you. They won’t always be successful – they couldn’t do anything to harm Barack Obama when he was critical of cancel culture – but they will try, and grow stronger the longer this is allowed to exist on the left.
The latest target is a CBS sitcom. Yes, you read that right, a sitcom on CBS.
I don’t watch CBS, I find their “dramas” to be cheesy and formulaic, and their comedies to be from a dimension where Seinfeld never existed. But people like it, they have huge ratings. And no one brought in more ratings for CBS than Chuck Lorre, who created shows like “Two and a Half Men” and “The Big Bang Theory.” His new show has the mob in a tizzy, one every bit as stupid as all their others.
Lorre’s next sitcom is called “United States of Al” about a former interpreter from Afghanistan who comes to the US to live with a soldier he’d worked with during the war. It’s not groundbreaking or even interesting-sounding to me, but it would probably be a hit because Lorre rarely misses.
Unfortunately for Lorre and CBS, the Hollywood Reporter reports the show “is being criticized for casting a non-Afghan actor in its titular role, and for the character's depiction in general.” A “fish out of water” story, they made the mistake of casting who they thought the best actor for the title role was and not an actor from Afghanistan, like Afghanistan is a race.
As if that stupidity weren’t hilarious enough, leftists are also upset with the concept of the show and how it is executed. “This is so ridiculous and offensive I don't have the words to express just how terribly bad this is on every conceivable level,” said Qasim Rashid, who is described as “a human rights lawyer, author and a former candidate for Congress.” (Guess which party.)
The funny thing about Rashid’s criticism is he hasn’t seen a single episode. No one has. The show doesn’t start until April. But he and the others cited in the article don’t want anyone to see it. They’re basing their outrage on a one-and-a-half-minute trailer released to promote the show.
Based on the harmless trailer, a documentary filmmaker opined, “This is a real TV show. Actually made by human people. On Planet Earth. In 2021.”
Imagine living this way – declaring things you’ve never seen unacceptable to be seen by anyone. My children have deemed green beans to be gross without having tasted them, but they’re 3 and 2, one would assume these people are slightly older. At least physically. You’d be wrong.
Will this show see the light of day, or will it be canceled before it begins? One of the producers, former CNN host Reza Aslan, famous for engaging in cannibalism on his show and for smearing Nick Sandmann as having a “punchable face,” is now scrambling to protect his potential future meal ticket. It’s the circle of life on the left now.
Everyone involved is a committed leftist, the attackers and those being attacked. That adults act this way is sad and pathetic, but it is fun to watch. I hope they all lose, and it costs them a lot of money in the process.
Derek Hunter is the host of a free daily podcast (subscribe!), host of a daily radio show on WCBM in Maryland, and author of the book, Outrage, INC., which exposes how liberals use fear and hatred to manipulate the masses. Follow him on Twitter at @DerekAHunter.