Dave Chappelle’s Netflix Special ‘Sticks & Stones’ Takes a Hysterically Critical Look at Woke Culture

by | Sep 4, 2019 | Opinion

Dave Chappelle’s Netflix Special ‘Sticks & Stones’ Takes a Hysterically Critical Look at Woke Culture

by | Sep 4, 2019 | Opinion

This is a really interesting moment in time. Chappelle’s ‘Sticks and Stones’ seems to be a watershed moment as it pertains to the ‘Woke Culture’ that everyone, including many Liberals, are just tired of.

So many people are buzzing about this special, and the general consensus is that it was hilarious and refreshing. Except for when it comes to people like Garrett Martin, whose ‘paint by SJW numbers’ assessment of the special reads exactly the way we’ve become accustomed to. He hits all the ‘look how woke I am’ notes that have become…so goddamn…boring.

Chappelle is speaking directly to the Garrett Martin’s of our society with this addition to his body of work. He’s addressing the atmosphere they’ve created where everyone needs to walk on eggshells for fear of upsetting them, or at the very least, not operating in the pre-approved set of guidelines they’ve deemed appropriate…at the moment. I mean, as we know, these guidelines change daily, and then one is held accountable for not being ‘woke’ to the new rules, even before the rule makers knew what they were!

A friend and I were talking about this today. Our society has been commandeered by Trumpanzees and Woke Culture Morons. They’re loud. They’re obnoxious. They’re the embodiment of extremist mentalities.

But the problem is…the rest of us…the voiceless minority…don’t think in these extremes.

We exist where we can laugh at the absurdity of each other, without it meaning we hate one another. Where the folly of the human experience can be made light of while we have no desire to impede someone’s pursuit of happiness.

Those of us in the middle are just exhausted by you extremist jackasses with your Red Hats on one end, and your hashtags on the other.

That’s what Dave Chappelle was letting the Garrett Martins of the world know with this special.

Artists challenge norms and break through boundaries.

I’d say Chappelle succeeded here.

Joe McCabe

Joe McCabe

Opinionated Irish Guy

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