Frankie Boyle: Comedian, Glaswegian, and Anti-Racist Chomskyan
Frankie Boyle opens one of his Guardian pieces with the following words:
“I sometimes wonder if satire has reached a nadir in Britain [he means England!] because British society has itself become a parody of itself.”
Oh good! So does that mean that Frankie Boyle will finally shut the f*ck up? (Do you like my little hommage to Boyle?) Of course it doesn't!
Anyway, have you ever wondered how a comedian who's made the most extreme and nasty jokes imaginable -- about disabled people and whatnot -- has got away with it? Indeed not only has he got away with it, he continues to be employed by the BBC (e.g., Comedy Shorts, etc.) and still writes for the Guardian.
The only answer I can think of is that Frankie Boyle is a Leftist, a Glaswegian and he's never made any racist jokes.
You'll know that many middle-class Leftists and Left-Liberals often patronise people with black and brown skin when they allow them to do and say all sorts of things they'd never allow white Englishmen (especially right-wing Englishmen) to do. Many of them also do the same to Glaswegians. The reason is that these Leftists -- yes, and others too -- automatically assume that all Glaswegians are both hardmen and working class. (I think it's due to with the guttural and rhotic -- or is it nonrhotic? -- accent.) And this is even true of a comedian who left Glasgow when he 17 or 18 to study at Aston University and then Sussex University. Nonetheless, he's still got that Glaswegian accent. (Boyle did return to Glasgow.)
Frankie & Chomsky
Frankie Boyle (like all 20-year-old left-wing students) has confessed to being one of Noam Chomsky's many groupies. Indeed he's said that 'Chompers' (Russell Brand's word) has had a great influence on his political beliefs; specifically his theories about the disabled, those with cerebral palsy (see later), paralympians and the Palestinians.
Yes, Frankie Boyle has half-digested a lot of Chomsky (just like Russell Brand). One result of all that is this racist and historically/politically/philosophically illiterate Dave-Spartacist rant:
“White Americans have a stereotype of black people being criminals purely because they can’t acknowledge that it was actually white people that stole them from Africa in the first place.... you think it’s OK to say that you killed one of them because he was trying to escape.”
“Britain is in a similar place with colonialism.... We profited from a vile crime and feel no shame. We fear the arrival of immigrants that we have drawn here with the wealth we stole from them...”
As you can see, Frankie Boyle is a consummate racist who mindlessly thinks that he can't be one simply because -- according to Marxist/Leftist theology -- there's no such thing as racism against whites, the white English... and Israelis. (Israeli Jews -- as well as Jews worldwide -- are almost uniformly classed as 'white' by Leftists/Marxists; even those Israeli and other Jews who have brown and black skin!)
So despite what racistNazifascistbigots say, it seems that Frankie Boyle's “not cynical at all” -- he's Chomskyan! Although, after saying that he's a devotee of Chomsky, Boyle did add that he's actually "more leftwing than that".
Okay: Frankie Boyle is to the Left of Chomsky. So what does that make him? A member of Permanent Revolution or of an ultra-Leftist split-off sect from the Socialist Workers Party? Perhaps he'd have joined the Khmer Rouge had he been around at the time. After all, I know that at one point his darling Chomsky was a fan of Pol Pot's anti-fash activists.
Frankie Boyle explains his comedy -- as well as his debt to Marx -- in this way:
"It's that Marx thing: you make history in conditions not of your own choosing. And the point is not just to write to the converted. It's about getting to the audience that doesn't agree with you rather than preaching to the converted."
Hah! So Frankie Boyle's humour is vicious, nasty and cynical for left-wing reasons? Well, I never knew that.
Frankie Boyle: A Racist Anti-Racist Zealot
As I said, Frankie Boyle is a self-described and grandstanding anti-racist. (His third book is called Scotland's Jesus: The Only Officially Non-racist Comedian.) That means that he'd never criticise a disabled person, or a person with cerebral palsy, or a suicide, or a paralympian (all victims of Boyle's humour) who had brown or black skin.
Anti-racism rules, okay?
Boyle has had a lot to say about racism. Take this lovely snippet:
“The SNP’s growing popularity has prompted a little low-level press racism of the kilts-and-porridge variety...”
What? Does Frankie Boyle mean like his own high-level racism towards Israelis/Jews and indeed towards the white English (at least towards the right-wing white English)? And that's not to forget the following:
“It is British [he means English] people that don’t learn languages, or British history. Britain is the true scrounger, the true criminal.”
Frankie Boyle has also written article for the 'progressive' (i.e., sometimes Trotskyist, sometimes communist, sometimes even Islamist) British newspaper the Guardian.
The thing about Boyle's articles for the Guardian (as well as elsewhere) is that they have almost zero political content; despite the superficial and epiphenomenal political smell they give off. Whether or not they're funny is irrelevant. When you scrape away the relentlessly nasty and vicious sarcasm (as well as his self-consciously clever prose), there's almost nothing (political) left. There's no argumentation or even much data or information. It's all about Frankie Boyle and his hate-filled (Leftist) humour.
Take this example:
“There’s nothing like jollying up a Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning by making your neighbours feel like the pakoras were a little unwelcome. Let’s not forget where coffee and tea come from: this mug is bitterly opposed to its own contents....”
Nice... but what the f*ck does it all mean? (Yes, I can swear too. And I'm not even from Glasgow.)
I've read a lot of Guardian articles which I strongly disagreed with. However, at least I understood what was being said. In Boyle's case, most of the time I simply don't understand what he's saying. It sounds like he's overdosed on Chomsky and the end-result is a lot of stream-of-consciousness stuff done in a (presumably) comedic style.
Another Chomsky groupie, Russell Brand (see my American Thinker piece), more or less admits that his book -- Revolution -- contains large chunks of Chomsky which has simply been rewritten in his own inimitable style (e.g., with added jokes and hip references). In fact an entire chapter (Chapter 18) is a rewriting of Chomsky's ideas -- and that's according to Russell Brand himself! (Go read what happens when a political moron, exhibitionist and narcissist gets hold of someone else's ideas.) Does Frankie Boyle do this as well? Well, it's not as obviously the case with Frankie Boyle as it is with Russell Brand.
“But he's a comedian!” you may shout. Yes, exactly. So why has he written articles for the Guardian and been consistently asked for his political opinion on an whole host of political subjects?
Frankie Boyle's Comedy Classics
Boyle's joke about Katie Price and Peter Andre's disabled son (Harvey) was aired (in 2010) on his show Tramadol Nights. Katie Price and Peter Andre accused him of encouraging “bullying”.
A representative of Andre said that “[c]hildren, especially a disabled youngster, should be off-limits" when it comes to comedy; just as Muslims, blacks and Palestinians are off-limits to Frankie Boyle.
So what was Boyle's joke? This:
"Apparently Jordan and Peter Andre are fighting each other over custody of Harvey, well eventually one of them'll lose and have to keep him. I have a theory that Jordan married a cage fighter (Alex Reid) cause she needed someone strong enough to stop Harvey from f*ckin' her."
Another victim of this Chomskyite comedian was people with Down's syndrome. During a 2010 stage show, Boyle confronted a woman in the audience who was uncomfortable with his jokes. She explained to Boyle that her five-year-old girl had the condition.
Boyle has also felt fit to joke about the brother of Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, who has cerebral palsy; as well as about the suicide of Mark Speight (who presented children's programmes).
Quite simply, the Guardian, the BBC, etc. would never have allowed a white Englishman to say half the things that Frankie Boyle has said. The other thing is that he's never been racist. So although he's made the remarks chronicled above (as well as many others), that supreme evil to Leftists -- racism -- is something that even the repulsive Boyle (as well as the BBC, Guardian, etc.) would never countenance.