When Chris Rock slaps the wokes
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It makes me laugh when some accuse the Journal columnists of being obsessed with wokes.
As if, in the rest of the planet, nobody was talking about that! Wokism is a widespread plague in the West, a cancer with multiple metastases, and the slippages of this social movement are denounced as much in Europe as in America.
The proof? Chris Rock did a live show on Netflix on Saturday and he spent more time (and cracking better jokes) on wokes than… on Will Smith's Oscar slap!
THE WOKE TRAP
Right off the bat, Chris Rock had me roaring with laughter with his caveat, “I'm going to try to put on a show tonight without offending anyone.” You never know what will trigger a reaction. You say the wrong word… You have to be careful. You know what people say, words hurt. Anyone who says that has ever been punched in the face.”
Already, in a few sentences, he had summed up everything that annoys us with the woke movement. Words seen as mines on a battlefield. As if using an unpleasant word was as serious as physical aggression!
“Before, when you wanted someone's job, you worked harder than him. Now you just have to wait for him to say a forbidden word”.
- Listen to Michel Tremblay in an interview at the microphone of Sophie Durocher available as a podcast on QUB radio:
The title of his show: Selective outrage< /em>, which I would translate as Selective Indignation, describes well the attitude of wokes who take offense at one subject but turn a blind eye to another.
Like the hypocrites who play Michael Jackson but not R. Kelly: “It's the same crime – but there's one who has better songs”, launched Chris Rock.
Another hypocrisy: do-it-yourselfers who write woke moral lessons “on phones that were made by child slaves”.
I loved that Chris Rock said, “The most easy to get attention: it's to be a victim. ERs are filled with people with just a nick of a sheet of paper.”
Be careful not to fall into “the woke trap” warned Chris Rock, ridiculing those companies that claim to be virtuous to look good when they just want to sell us their nonsense. I was applauding with both hands in my living room!
THANK YOU CHRIS!
Chris Rock spent five minutes talking back to Will Smith, recalling that his wife had humiliated him by cheating on him far more than Rock could have done by making a joke at the Oscars. He said he didn't hit Smith back because his parents taught him, “You never fight in front of white people.”
- Don't miss Sophie Durocher's show, every day from 2:30 p.m., live or on podcast on QUB radio:
But I found that in his charge against Will Smith, Chris Rock was just settling scores, with anger and less humor.
While his jokes about the wokes… were quite enjoyable.
Chris Rock could perhaps become a columnist for the Journal!