Is Jimmy Fallon’s Copycat ‘Courage’ Really So Impressive?

On Tuesday of this week, Jimmy Fallon the Brave, the Sincere, The Knower of All That Is Right and True, used his otherwise comedic monologue to mine the depths of his soul for the courage and intellectual acuity to issue this inspiring statement:

” What happened over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, was just disgusting. I was watching the news like everyone else, and you’re seeing Nazi flags and torches and white supremacists, and I was sick to my stomach,” Fallon continued, tears welling in his eyes. “My daughters are in the next room playing and I’m thinking, ‘How can I explain to them that there’s so much hatred in this world?’ They’re two years old and four years old. They don’t know what hate is. They go to the playground and they have friends of all races and backgrounds, and they just play, and they laugh, and they have fun.”

“But as kids grow up, they need people to look up to—to show them what’s right, and good. They need parents and teachers, and they need leaders who appeal to the best in us. The fact that it took the president two days to come out and clearly denounce racists and white supremacists is shameful. And I think he finally spoke out because people everywhere stood up and said something. It’s important for everyone—especially white people—in this country to speak out against this. Ignoring it is just as bad as supporting it.”

“And remember: There are people who have given their lives to make sure this kind of hate doesn’t spread. They’ve fought and died on the right side of history. One brave woman in Charlottesville, Heather Heyer, died standing up for what’s right at the age of 32. I can’t look at my beautiful, growing, curious daughters and say nothing when this kind of thing is happening. We all need to stand against what is wrong, acknowledge that racism exists, and stand up for all that is right, and civil, and kind. And to show the next generation that we haven’t forgot how hard people have fought for human rights. We cannot do this. We can’t go back. We can’t go back.”

There is so much wrong with this brainless spittle – such as no, American servicemen and women do not give their lives to make sure hate doesn’t spread. They do so to keep us free. Sadly, sometimes that means freedom to hate. And what does “especially white people…” mean? Maybe you are racist, Jimmy, but I’m not, and no one I associate with is.

When people denounce things like white supremacy, often my initial reaction is, “Good for you, but when did it become astute or courageous to identify the obvious?” Thank you for saying that something bad is bad. Have we not known for a while that racism is immoral, and not even logical? So you identified evil. Specific to Charlottesville, are you sure you identified all the evil?

These sanctimonious gas bags whip out their gilded convenience halos and lecture their large audiences on the virtues of being a good person, as if no one’s ever been told to be a good person. As their virtue pours out, however, they fail to condemn other evil groups like Antifa (Anti-Facists) and Black Lives Matter, who are so similar to white supremacists, the differences are limited to their intended targets.

Are we not told hate is hate? It’s not like Antifa and BLM don’t have hordes of cretins filled with loathing of those who disagree with them and have different skin color. These life losers are bused across America, and leave trails of violence and property destruction everywhere they go (Ferguson and Baltimore). Not only do people like Fallon remain speechless about Antifa, they sullied the honor of those who fought in WWII by actually comparing Antifa to them .

Lazy cowards, all of them. And not just talk shows and news outlets. Look at all movies in the last two decades involving international intrigue, and you’ll find precious few that address the real danger to civil societies the world over – evil regimes like North Korea (said to be a better alternative to Trump by none other than DNC Deputy Chair Keith Ellison) and the greatest world sponsor of Islamic terrorism, Iran. The baddies in season five of the hit show 24 were neo-Nazis. How original. Even Slate.com, the near-perfect antithesis of conservativism, made the same point with the movie based on Tom Clancy’s book Sum of All Fears.

Go ahead, only label evil the things that are easy to label evil. While you’re at it, go ahead and cleanse our history of the things you don’t agree with like books, monuments, and museums. To paraphrase, it will only make your journey to the dark side complete.

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Michael Cummings

About the author, Michael Cummings: Michael A. Cummings has a Bachelors in Business Management from St. John's University in Collegeville, MN, and a Masters in Rhetoric & Composition from Northern Arizona University. He has worked as a department store Loss Prevention Officer, bank auditor, textbook store manager, Chinese food delivery man, and technology salesman. Cummings wrote position pieces for the 2010 Trevor Drown for US Senate (AR) and 2012 Joe Coors for Congress (CO) campaigns. View all articles by Michael Cummings

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