COLUMN: South Park is Now Leading the Fight Against SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIORS
If you’ve been watching the new season of South Park, you know they’ve taken on politically correct culture in a big way. This represents a shift in popular culture. That’s not to say South Park is a ‘conservative’ show, but that’s not the point.
Stephen L. Miller writes at National Review:
South Park Shows How to Defeat the Social-Justice Warriors
A soul-crushing society, led by a click-happy media and finger-wagging president, that has demanded our country and culture change everything from its football-team names to its campus speech policies, has gone largely unchecked for the past seven or so years. Today, the shirt a scientist wears is more important than his first-in-human-history accomplishments, and the jokes we tell on Twitter lead to angry mobs waiting for us at the airport. Random YouTube comments are held up as paramount examples of our society as savagely sexist, racist, or whatever other kind of “ist” the shame media can think of.
The Gawkerization of media demands we care if a celebrity appropriates corn rows in an Instagram picture, and drives clicks through the comments that savage social-media timelines. Sensationalized celebrity media has effectively weaponized itself with the encouragement of a president who believes we should apologize for everything from our professional-sports team names to our ancient crusades. If it all feels overwhelming and exhausting, it’s because there has been very little pushback against any of it.
The cries for liberation from this browbeating have finally been answered, by what might appear, on the surface, to be unlikely heroes: the boys from the quaint Colorado town of South Park.
Here’s a recent clip featuring Obama and Caitlyn Jenner.
NOTE: In case you didn’t know, this show is not appropriate for children.