“For your words you will be acquitted and for your words you will be condemned”
Matthew 12:37 (New International Version)
I’m not overly religious but this is a scripture that I believe is very important for this day and age, especially in the “Cancel generation”. Cancelling is the act of not supporting someone (usually a celebrity) because of their views, actions, opinions or stances. I have high respect for comedians, I rarely do this but we HAVE to cancel Josh Denny and anyone who thinks like him. For those who don’t know, Josh Denny is a 36 year old irrelevant comedian who wrote this:
For those with common sense you understand the problem with this tweet but I’ll help those who don’t. Black people, in North America, experience the word Nigger differently and for Josh Denny to not understand that is sad. Nigger, when said by a white person in ANY context is damaging, hurtful and terrible to black people. At its core it is oppressive, disrespectful and insulting when used by white people regardless of occupation. Denny is a comedian and he is part of a trend of Raunchy, edgy, or “Dark” comedians that cover their ignorance (and racism) in the shade of jokes. Straight White Male is nowhere close to the N-word and it will never be. This leads us to ask why does Denny think this way? Does he feel that the term “Straight White Male” represents the same oppressive connotation as Nigger? Does he actually think that the word Nigger holds the same weight and is solely a word without anything attached or historical significance?
Yes, the answer to that is yes, and I know this because I listened to his interview/conversation with Van Lathan on The Red Pill where he used stupid twisted logic to explain why the phrase SWM is comparable to Nigger. He touched on his experience with black people specifically his black step-father, his co-workers and his girlfriend of color. He talks about the division he sees when black people or people of color exclude him from conversation because he is a SWM. I feel for his experience but at the same time he is incredibly ignorant and disrespectful for trying to argue such a stupid point. He is the definition of “White tears”, During the interview he literally said nigger about 6 times,more than Van Lathan who is actually black. He claimed it was in a joking context making fun of the overt racism that word brings, after Van told him that he should stop using the word. People like Josh Denny piss me off, they know better and have a vague understanding of the issue but purposefully chose to be contrarian and chose to use semantics instead of looking at the big picture.
Denny is the type of white person that believes he is the God’s Gift to the world for treating black people as human beings, for helping black people, for having a black girlfriend, for not overtly saying “Fuck niggers” and so forth. He is the type of white person that has 2 black friends and feels like a self appointed connoisseur of the Black experience. He is the worst type of white person. If someone is racist I want them to say it with their chest, keep that same, energy! Be straight up about it! But Denny is a new crop of racist that hides behind the veil of “wokeness”, I say this because of his actions and words. He condemned himself with tweets such as
His words have condemned his stupid ass. These are guys that have 0 understanding of what black people go through, rather than listen to understand they want to be praised for “joining the conversation”. Rather than embrace black empowerment and inclusion of people of color in commonly white institutions they feel jealously which turns into resentment and finally transforms into a tweet comparing Straight white men to Nigger. One part of the conversation was really telling, Denny spoke about how he had been dismissed from a Def Jam comedy special for up and coming comics for “being a white comic in a black space”. The resentment in his tone brings up his privilege, he believes that the world owes him something. This is one of the most dangerous ways of thinking, this is why we have Incel, Elloit Rogers, and other school shooters, they believe they are owed something. It is a special privilege that is in the sub conscious of most white people and we need to step on it every chance we get.
The scary thing about Josh Denny is that millions of people think exactly like him and rally with his views. Claiming to be “allies” when they’re really wolves in sheeps clothing. So how do we fix this? We do what Van Lathan did (the calmest nigga of all time) , we invite them to have a conversation, and if they do not understand afterwards we fight against their stupid ideas and keep it moving.
I just did both.