Superstar podcaster Adam Carolla spoke out about the world-wide reactions to the Paris terror attacks at the offices of Charlie Hebdo this week and he called out political and media figures for refusing to voice criticism of radical Islam.
Ian Schwartz at Real Clear Politics points out that Carolla’s main beef is that due to political correctness our society is no longer allowed to judge any religion as being inferior for fear of being called “racist.” As proof of the stifling climate surrounding such conversations, Carolla pointed out the backlash against Bill Maher, who has been excoriated by the left for his open discussion of what he describes as the ideological threads connected radical Islam and mainstream Islam.
Carolla is known for his outspoken opinions expressed in an uncensored and passionate delivery. During the dialog with guest Comedian Nick DiPaolo, Carolla was the opposite of politically correct, so consider yourself warned:
ADAM CAROLLA, HOST: Again, you can’t judge. What are we going to do? All religions are equal. Nobody’s bad. Everybody’s just misunderstood. What the fuck are we going to do or are we going to fucking do something?
The first thing every culture need to do is not let other cultures show up into their culture and fucking bibwhack. They need to just join the culture. If you move to the United States, join our culture.
NICK DiPAOLO, COMEDIAN: Assimilation.
CAROLLA: Assimilation. Fine, you’re Italian, you’re Jewish, Bryan’s bald.
“BALD” BRYAN BISHOP, CO-HOST: Bald.
CAROLLA: Fine, be proud of your heritage, but speak the language, join the culture. Europe is fucked because you cannot judge, come on down and set up your own neighborhood in the middle of our old neighborhood and if you ever — you know, by the way, you used to think of Paris and France, you’ve seen Lady & The Tramp? You try to think of the Aristocats. I can only think of animated Disney movies.
BISHOP: Well that works, that’s how it works.
CAROLLA: But it’s like a guy wearing a beret. You know what I mean?
DiPAOLO: A loaf of bread.
CAROLLA: A loaf of bread.
GINA GRAD, CO-HOST: The concertina.
CAROLLA: The concertina.
DiPAOLO: A mosque.
CAROLLA: No. It’s not a mosque set up and a bunch of people protesting with the shit over their head. Which is fine, your culture is fine. But here’s the deal, once you move into a new culture, you have abandoned your right to set up your culture in their culture.
Now, if you’re in love with your culture and your heritage and your dress and your garb and your religion and your rules, fine.
DiPAOLO: Stay where the fuck you are.
CAROLLA: Nick DiPaolo, everybody. That’s about what I was going to say. BUT, if where you come from isn’t so fine, which is usually the case.
CAROLLA: And is usually the reason why you’re fucking fleeing, not walking, not sauntering, not sashaying, but fucking fleeing to the culture that does have it right and I say has it right. I don’t mean has it better or has it different — I mean has it right. They’ve set up their culture in a way that welcomes others but the others assimilate and the whole thing works on a level and has been working for decades and beyond. Then go to that new culture. That culture will usually embrace you and you may join them.
But you starting your own camp in the middle of that, then we’ve fucking become like prisons. We’ve got the Mexican low-riders over there and the white Aryans over there and they eat over there and they eat over there and they can’t fucking co-mingle and when they do someone’s going to get a fucking shiv in them. That ain’t going to work.
And the problem with the culture that doesn’t want to judge is they never go and break up the fucking picnic.
DiPAOLO: Well, they don’t have the balls to. Look, they’re calling our bluff is what they’re doing. We’re going to take over your shit. Stop us. That’s what it’s come down to. No one wants to say it.
DiPAOLO: This is where we are.
CAROLLA: Right. And Bill Maher has got to sit there and argue with five people that are calling him xenophobic when he’s explaining that they’re trying to take over our shit and that ain’t fucking helping anybody, heroes. Alright. Yeah, actually, we have a clip of Bill being on Jimmy [Kimmel]’s show last night:
KIMMEL: They continued. The editor said he would rather die than change with his right to free speech.
MAHER: For the crime of being satirists, for the crime of drawing cartoons. This has to stop, and unfortunately, a lot of the liberals, who are my tribe, I am a proud liberal.
KIMMEL: He’s about to turn on you, so.
MAHER: No, I’m not turning on them, I’m asking them to turn toward the truth as I have been for quite a while.
DiPAOLO: It’s about time.
MAHER: I’m the liberal in this debate. I’m for free speech. To be a liberal, you have to stand up for liberal principles. It’s not my fault that the part of the world that is most against liberal principles is the Muslim part of the world.
There have been studies. We have facts on this. Treatment of women. They studied 130 different countries. 17 of the bottom 20 were Muslim countries. In 10 Muslim countries, you can get the death penalty just for being gay. They chop heads off in the square in Mecca. Well, Mecca is their Vatican City. If they were chopping the heads off of Catholic gay people, wouldn’t there be a bigger outcry among liberals? I’d ask you…
We have to stop saying when something like this that happened in Paris today, we have to stop saying, well, we should not insult a great religion. First of all, there are no great religions. They’re all stupid and dangerous. And we should insult them and we should be able to insult whatever we want. That is what free speech is like.
There are certain people in the world who want waivers on free speech. Kim Jong-un in North Korea says you cannot make jokes about our country, and there’s a lot of Muslim people in the world. I know most Muslim people would not have carried out an attack like this. But here’s the important point. Hundreds of millions of them support an attack like this. They applaud an attack like this. What they say is, we don’t approve of violence, but you know what, when you make fun of the prophet, all bets are off.
KIMMEL: You really think hundreds of millions of Muslim support this?
MAHER: Absolutely. That is main stream in the Muslim world that when you make fun of the prophet, all bets are off.
CAROLLA: Alright, we got it. The point is: look everybody, the whole reason we’re talking about is because millions of people look the other way. It wouldn’t be a problem if everybody intervened and judged. Tim McVeigh blows up a federal building and we find him and we kill him. But if we just kind of went, ‘Uh, what are you going to do?’ then there would be a lot more of that kind of activity.
They are not policing themselves. That is what Maher is saying and that’s what I’m saying. Of course, they’re complacent. Of course they’re saying, ‘Well, we don’t condone it.’
Yeah, but, it continues. We’re not going to be able to police it from over here.
DiPAOLO: But it takes, to this point before he takes a stand on free speech, because the rest of the time he’s making fun of all Republicans, all right-wing people as racist. Pat Buchanan. All that type of crap.
DiPAOLO: So now he takes a stand. I mean he’s a little late to the party. I mean, I am glad he is and he’s going to take a lot of flak from his liberal friends. He already has, I guess. But, you know, I mean it all comes from that same pool of political correctness but this is what it took for you to really step up. I mean, a lot of people on the right were saying stuff like this that it’s Muslims and Islam — where was he? This shit didn’t start yesterday, it’s been going on for a few years.
CAROLLA: Well, he’s been going at it for a little while. But the deal is that nobody wants to be called a racist. I mean, I don’t know what the pecking order is — pedophile, then racist? Just a half notch below or above. You know what I mean? So nobody wants to be called a racist so who is going to fucking mouth off about something where you have an opportunity to crack the door open to be labeled or be called that. That’s the problem. And the problem that’s really happened is that the nerds that took over the internet and a lot of the news agencies have now called everyone a racist so it doesn’t really have any gravity anymore.