Comedian Tim Allen (of Home Improvement fame) has a fabulous hit show called Last Man Standing where he often tweaks the PC police. In a recent episode, Allen is asked to speak to some students from his daughter’s university but he’s promptly told that he’s not really allowed to say any of the things he actually wants to say. Allen’s character, Mike Baxter, decides that he simply can’t abide the attack on his free speech, and he decides instead to roast all of the whiny, liberal college students who would shut him up.
It’s an excellent assault on the liberal fascists in our universities, but it’s also a perfect unveiling of the illogical mind of the liberal elites.
Here’s where Allen (as Baxter) really nails the PC police:
“To quote future Nobel Prize winner Lee Greenwood, I’m proud to be an American.’ Not just because I have the right to speak my mind or carry an awesome gun, but because it’s the land of opportunity. Some whiny babies might not think so, but in America, if you work hard, anyone can be successful. Anyone. Any.one. Any one.”
When his wife argues that he can’t say those things because it will get his daughter in trouble, Allen’s character replies, “What, with the thought police, who have their panties in a bunch? And that’s in there!” His wife adds that the “thought police” won’t approve the speech, to which Allen remarks, “You know who else wouldn’t approve of the speech they want me to give? ME! And God, who I’m also not allowed to mention… BUT I DO!”
Three cheers for Tim Allen and Last Man Standing!