Liberal comedian Wanda Sykes has no problem voicing her contempt for those who dare to think differently than her, as witnessed this week on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
As she described it, her anger was directed at:
“Those states in the middle. That red stuff.”
Like the other Americans she lives in, you know that they watch and enjoy her films and show, as well as work on the highways that her trucks use to transport goods and food from coast to coast. This is the blue stuff.
And she has the right to the same rights as Americans living on the coast.
But her comments didn’t stop there. She continued to rail into the flyover states in what might be one of the most insulting unfunny, and uneducated riffs I’ve heard yet.
Wanda Sykes should be reminded by somebody that the United States are a Constitutional Republic, not a Democracy.
— Diamond and Silk® (@DiamondandSilk) June 29, 2022
So get ready, reader; it’s time to learn how you shouldn’t matter because you live in the middle and have a different belief than those who live on the coasts.
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Poor Wanda is feeling a certain kind of way since the Supreme Court ruled on Wanda Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
Ms. Sykes told Mr. Colbert that the United States is “no longer a democracy. I mean, we’re no longer majority rule.” She goes on to ask:
“Why do they get to tell us what to do when the majority of us live out [in]New York City, California And we’re paying for all this crap, really.”
Elle continues to say:
“California, if it were a country, it’d be like the 4th, 5th largest economy. So if, you know, I’m fitting the bill, know your position. You know what I’m saying?”
I’m sorry, Wanda, I’m not sure I know what you are saying. Please paint an image for me verbally.
“If I say, ‘Hey, let’s go out to dinner.’ You don’t get to pick the restaurant. Just shut up and eat.”
It’s there. What Ms. Sykes feels, and unfortunately, she isn’t alone, is that since there are so many Americans who live in California and New York and provide so much revenue, the rest of us plebians should not be allowed to participate in the democratic process and should be grateful that they allow us to exist.
Wanda Sykes is not something I’ll ever see. This elitist mentality is a burden on my soul. https://t.co/0KnBN4aoqW
— Annie (@icequeen434) June 28, 2022
But, for Wanda’s benefit, I am able to explain how the rest of this country has a voice in the decisions made in the country. This is regardless of whether there are many people in California or New York. It’s called the Electoral College.
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From Sea to Shining Sea
I’ve been all over this great country. My family was raised in the Midwest, where I spent a lot of time living in California and Nevada.
I’ve also lived all over the world. Asia, Europe, as well as some time spent in Africa. You can find a lot of things to like about these countries. However, I was always amazed by the diversity of this country, culturally and geografically.
This is why we have the electoral college – to protect us from the mentality of people like Wanda Sykes & Stephen Colbert, who believe that those who hold the money deserve to hold the power. This is a monarchy-like mentality that our founder fathers rejected. https://t.co/aV0BLrM3W0
— Charlie (@CharlieBayer8) June 28, 2022
I’m a city girl at heart. Shopping is my favorite thing about cities. Middle America is magical.
The ‘middle stuff’ provides a lot for the rest of the country. California ranks highest in agricultural cash receipts at least for 2020. They were still in the same group as Kansas, Nebraska, Texas and Texas. The majority of cotton used in our clothing comes from Texas, Georgia and Mississippi.
California was an amazing place. I was introduced to sushi there, Big Sur, and sunshine like I’ve never seen before. California and New York are not all that appealing.
California is the most populous state in terms of its homeless population. It accounts for a fifth the number of homeless in America. New York comes in second.
California also has the lowest literacy rates in the nation, with only 23.1% being able to comprehend basic prose. New York’s literacy rate is 22.1%. So perhaps those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.
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Not Everyone Finds Us To Be Deplorable
Failed Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton once called a large swathe of Americans a “basket of deplorables,” which in and of itself is a super weird turn of phrase. While I don’t believe it was the main reason she lost the election, it certainly didn’t help.
However, not all celebrities or big-name lefties think those of us ‘on the other side’ are awful. For example, Matthew McConaughey once challenged the country to “…get aggressively centric.” He went on to say:
“There’s a lot on that illiberal left that absolutely condescend, patronize and are arrogant towards that other 50%.”
Marky Mark Wahlberg was my favorite.
“They might buy your CD or watch your movie, but you don’t put food on their table. You don’t pay their bills. Hollywood’s stars are living in a bubble. They’re pretty out of touch with the common person, the everyday guy out there providing for their family.”
This man looks better as he gets older. But I digress.
Last thoughts about where we are now
I read a lot of social media posts this week from family and friends, mostly filled with exclamations and lamenting our loss of democracy. I’ve listened to celebrities and musicians like Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong declare in London:
“F*** America, I’m…renouncing my citizenship. I’m…coming here. There’s just too much…stupid in the world to go back to that miserable…excuse for a country.”
Second, although abortion is legal for up to 24 week in England, approval must be given by two doctors who feel the mother poses a substantial risk of harm. Billie Joe!
Like President Biden said once:
“You can’t love your country only when you win.”
It has become a habit to control and be addicted to our anger. This has caused divisions in families, broken friendships and threatened our democracy.
It is important to learn how to use our anger and political frustrations as constructive arguments. Understanding one another is something we must regain. We must do more to teach American Civics.
Gallup’s record-low 38% percent of Americans consider themselves proud to be Americans is a new low.
This is the result of radical teachers unions and the Democrat Party.
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) July 1, 2022
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