Frankie states both his modus operandi and raison d'etre in the shows he gives...he merely observes the current zeitgeist and culture of the modern
world and remarks upon it. He is in fact responding to current mindsets that can get excited at the most mind-numbingly banal aspects of human
expression whilst at the same time remain utterly dead from the neck up regarding the direction the world has been steered in.
I find it highly hypocritical of people to know and be awake to the shafting they receive daily from those holding the reins of power, and not care
about it, yet get all riled up at one of his jokes. There is something very sadly and tragically wrong with people having this kind of mindset. Their
perspective is askew and warped, or perhaps, what they're really doing is taking their misery out on a comedian on stage just to feel cathartic and
moral about themselves.
I'm not suggesting for one second that you should not feel offended at some of Frankie's material, it shows that there is still a spark of human
empathy residing inside you, and that a smidgeon of humanity still shines behind a cloud of hypocrisy. The thing is, you can't pick and choose at
determining what is offensive and what isn't, and Frankie's material, as offensive as some of it is, cannot in any way match the offensiveness of an
uncaring and indifferent people supposedly critical of human rights violations.
Frankie Boyle and comedians like him are easy targets of public opinion. They don't hide behind a false façade of public respectability to screw
those that prefer to believe in the façade. Comedians like Frankie Boyle have become the purveyors of reality, and in doing so, have taken the place
of the media and the press to get the message across, and they do it in a far more entertaining manner than the media and the press ever did.
If you cannot take a joke, at the absurdity of its narration, yet understand its context, then your spirit of human brotherhood is as dead and as
black as the hearts of those running the world. If you think political correctness is an expression of human empathy, you may as well encase yourself
in a block of concrete, because the amount of resistance from you would amount to the same.
For instance, if you look at today's news, you will see that a Norwegian woman has been jailed in Dubai, her crime...she was raped, and has thus been
jailed for extramarital sex. In other words, she has basically been raped twice, once by her violator, and worse, by the very apparatus that should
provide her with justice. Now it's not because she is an attractive white woman I mention this, it could be any woman of any race, creed, or colour.
No the context of my point is the absurdity of this woman's (and many others of her gender) circumstance, and the the offensive violation they suffer
from the joke of justice practised in Dubai.
Of course, she is in another country, and must abide by their their rules (as absurd as they are), but, she was physically violated against her will,
and has ended up in jail for it. I don't care for another country's rules and laws if it violates basic human rights, because as a human being who can
find the humour in Frankie's material, even when presented in a seemingly offensive narration, understand the need for action against such a country,
even if it is my own country.
Being offended by a joke is merely an expression of your own indifference and insularity, and you can deny it all you want to others and yourself, but
such indifference and insularity to the plight of others suffering violations of their human rights, their dignity, and person-hood, will resonate
your hypocrisy for all to see.
edit on 20/7/13 by elysiumfire because: (no reason given)