"The way that you can tell who holds power in society is by who you can't make fun of": Here's Seth Dillon on Tucker speaking some truth
· Oct 23, 2021 · NottheBee.com

The man was given 150 seconds and spoke nothin' but straight TRUF.

That was our own Seth Dillon, CEO of the Babylon Bee Bee and Co-Founder of Not The Bee, featured as a guest on Tucker Carlson (yes, again) Thursday night. Also since we are never one to brag we will certainly not mention that Seth was on Tucker just for his commentary and expertise, it wasn't even about The Babylon Bee getting in a fight or anything. That might seem a little immodest to mention that, so again, we won't.

Anyway, Carlson led a segment on "The Death of Comedy" in response to Netflix employees protesting Dave Chapelle's comedy special, which is apparently an act of violence against the "trans community."

Carlson: "Seth, thanks so much for coming on. This stuff's in your face every single day. You're the target of a lot of this. You've got to wonder -- the people trying to destroy your business and your life -- they're a tiny percentage of Americans aren't they?"

Dillon: "They are, but they wield all the power. This is the funny thing. They really are the joke at this point. They really try to project themselves as being 'marginalized.' These are the 'marginalized.' These are the 'oppressed.' But you can't make fun of them.

"The way that you can tell who holds all the power in a society is by who you can't make fun of. These are the people you can't make fun of. So, it's very clear they hold all the institutional power and our culture.

"It's really interesting when you've got comedians like Chapelle, you've got to worry about now when you're telling jokes -- you don't just ask yourself, 'Is this funny?' You have to ask yourself, 'Is this joke going to offend somebody more powerful than me but identifies as being marginalized? Because I might lose my career.'"

Carlson then asked Dillon how concerned he is that his business will be "taken away" from him.

"There's like 10 different ways they're trying to attack comedy. One of them -- it's not even intentional -- they're making reality absurd.

"These people are beyond parody. They've turned reality into a parody of itself. So, that's one way.

"Then there's the intentional way: they fact check jokes; they try to rate them false; get them taken down for misinformation; then they try to accuse you of 'hate speech' under the guise of satire or comedy like what they're doing with Chapelle and saying that his jokes are beyond the pale, that they hurt people.

"But, really, it's the joke police, it's the people who are saying, 'Oh, his jokes hurt my feelings!' Those are the people. They deserve to be mocked more, not less because it's just silly to act ... like jokes really are like violence.

"If we're all equal, we should be able to joke about each other indiscriminately, and not have this hierarchical structure where we have certain people who are off-limits and we can't joke about them."

Tucker in response said, "Boy, you got right to the heart of it there."

I couldn't agree more.

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