Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Dave Chappelle’s Rare NYC Gig– “Black Lives Matter is the Worst Slogan I’ve Ever Heard”

Showbiz 411He began the hour by saying, quite jovially: “This will be a racist show. I’m telling you now.” His jokes about blacks and white were evenly divided. But the subjects of the day were right up there. “Black lives matter is a terrible slogan,” he said. He much prefers Dwayne Wade’s hashtag “enough is enough.”

As for the killing of Wade’s cousin, and Donald Trump’s immediate vulgarizing of it, Chappelle said: “Oh yeah, now I’m voting for Donald Trump.” That drew peals of laughter from the mixed race crowd. But I couldn’t help wonder what black comics and their audiences are saying around the country in similar clubs. Trump’s message–“What do you have to lose?”–is now a set up for various punchlines.

Chappelle talked about wanting to vote for Hillary Clinton. But it also turns out that he and his wife are friendly with outspoken conservative black actress Stacey Dash. That gives the argument balance, although he conceded that he and “Stacey are not soulmates.” He also touched on the very recent stabbing at Cornell. Is it too soon? “Who stabs anymore?” he added: “Very OJ.”


edutcher said...

Blacks may sit out the election?

Sounds more and more like it.

ricpic said...

What's been reported in the local Ithaca news is that the Cornell student who was stabbed fatally had accidentally bumped into a female student on the sidewalk outside the frat house where he had been partying. He reportedly apologized but the apology was not accepted and the girl or woman came back with a group, one of whom stabbed him. Who knows what really happened. But if it's true that he was killed over such chickenshit....even to have been stabbed, who stabs over such pettiness? Whatever happened to a fistfight and the supposed injured party getting his or her revenge (or surrogate revenge) by administering a black eye?

edutcher said...

That went away when hip hop became the predominant black "culture".

PS Stuff like that's been going on since Christopher Marlowe and before. Yeah, it's stupid.

Trooper York said...

The best thing about electing a black President is all of the racial healing.

Trooper York said...

I find this sentence very interesting:"As for the killing of Wade’s cousin, and Donald Trump’s immediate vulgarizing of it."

How precisely did he "vulgarize" it? By mentioning it? By mention out of control black on black crime? By not pretend that rampaging racist cops are the real danger to the black community? By pointing out that the policies of the Democrats in the cities have led to this situation?

I guess the truth is vulgar.

rcocean said...

Does it matter? Blacks are going to vote 80-90% Democrat, no matter what. They've been doing it for the last 50 years and they're going to keep on doing it.

Keep dreaming about your color-blind society.

Its never going to happen politically.