The Left used to support the First Amendment and freedom of thought.
But those days are long gone, as the new Left works to cancel anyone who disagrees with their radical views.
And the Left is furious after Bill Maher handed out “Cojones Awards” to corporations who did not bow to woke cancel culture.
While Bill Maher is no friend to conservatives, he is a consistent old-school liberal who refuses to worship at the altar of woke ideology.
The brave few who took a stand
Talk show host and comedian Bill Maher recently honored the brave people who took a stand against cancel culture.
The Real Time with Bill Maher host handed out awards to those who fought back against the woke cancel culture of the radical Left.
Maher told a story about a party he attended at the home of a prominent Hollywood producer more than a year ago.
He said there were several Hollywood A-listers at the party who told him they were very concerned about the rise of cancel culture.
According to Maher, some of the Hollywood elites asked him “how do we take a stand against cancel culture?”
“And I suggested since we were mostly all in show business that we start an awards show to honor the brave people who have fought back,” Maher replied.
The liberal talk show host said his awards show idea was “met with great enthusiasm by everyone.”
But it never happened
Unfortunately, that is where it ended.
“And then, of course being Hollywood, nothing happened,” Maher said.
That’s when Maher decided to host his own awards show to pay tribute to those individuals and corporations who refused to bow to the radical Left and fought back against cancel culture.
Maher named it “The Cojones Award” and told his viewers that it would be a set of “solid brass balls.”
He delivered the first Cojones Award to Martha Pollack, the President of his alma mater Cornell University.
Pollack has consistently defended freedom of speech on campus against radical woke activists trying to shut down conservative speakers at the Ivy League school.
“It is critical to our mission as a university to think deeply about freedom of expression and the challenges that result from assaults on it, which today come from both ends of the political spectrum,” Pollack stated. “Learning from difference, learning to engage with difference and learning to communicate across difference are key parts of a Cornell education. Free expression and academic freedom are the bedrock not just of the university, but of democracy.”
Maher said Pollack “didn’t cave in or hire a new dean of sensitivity, she just said, ‘No. College is for introducing you to new ideas, not for kissing your ass and making you feel wonderful and always right.'”
So Joe, what do you know
The next award went to Trader Joe’s for refusing to cave in to the woke outrage mob.
Trader Joe’s was accused of having “racist” labels on their products.
So-called social justice warriors bashed the national grocery chain for having certain names for ethnic foods.
Mexican food is Trader Jose’s, Arabian Joe for Middle Eastern products, Trader Giotto’s for Italian items, and Trader Joe San for Japanese cuisine.
But to most people’s surprise, Trader Joe’s didn’t give in to pressure from the woke cancel culture mob.
“We want to be clear: we disagree that any of these labels are racist,” a statement from Trader Joe’s declared.
The next Cojones Award went to Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos for standing up to the left-wing outrage mob when it came for Dave Chappelle.
The final award went to Ben Stiller after he faced criticism for his role in the 2008 movie Tropic Thunder.
“I make no apologies for Tropic Thunder,” Stiller said. “Don’t know who told you that. It’s always been a controversial movie since we opened. Proud of it and the work everyone did on it.”
Maher noted that a lesson could be learned from these brave individuals.
“And the lesson is if you stand up to the mob for just a day or two, their shallow, impatient, immature smartphone-driven gerbil minds will forget about it and go on to the next nothingburger, and you, you still will have your cojones,” Maher said.
Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.