Actor and comedian Bill Murray recently gave an interview to CNBC in which he described identity politics as the downfall of Democrats. He also seemed very concerned about how political correctness is dangerous to comedy.
Here are a few of the key quotes from the segment:
BILL MURRAY: People are trying to win their point of view as opposed to saying: What if I spoke to everyone? My friend who’s a great comedy writer Jim Downey, he’s accused of being a right wing writer, a comedy writer if there is such a thing. He says: No, I just think the way Democrats handle things is poor, the way they try to pick out little pieces of the population, we represent the Hispanics, we represent the LGBT or something and they’re not speaking to everyone at once.
That is a description of left wing identity politics in a nutshell. People on the left are probably going to be very unhappy with Murray for making these accurate statements because it exposes exactly what Democrats do.
Watch the video below:
He seems like a very smart guy. Certainly more in touch with reality than most of his Hollywood colleagues.