Adam Carolla has a question for gun control advocates–why won’t you raise your voice about the Sandy Hook-level of violence going on in Chicago, a city with significant gun laws already on the books?
Carolla broached the subject during his latest podcast episode, saying it’s essentially racist to raise a ruckus when kids from an affluent community are gunned down but stay silent as inner-city youth continue to die from gun-related crimes.
You know, this whole Sandy Hook thing — in Chicago they basically have two Sandy Hooks a month worth of dead kids that we don’t really give a shit about because it’s inner-city kids and we don’t count them. It happens — when it happens to the white kids or it happens in the theater, then it’s a big deal. But it goes on every day in the inner city, and no one seems to care about it….
There’s a racial component to it. We’re all chicken-shit hypocrites, so no one wants to talk about that. But what’s more racist — hey when the white kids are dead, we’re all going to make a big fucking flap about guns? But when all the blacks and Mexicans are dead, ‘Shh, don’t say anything. We don’t want to upset them.’ Don’t want to upset who, the dead people?”
The race card is typically dealt dishonestly, and with the intent of silencing the opposition. Carolla’s race card play is different and worth a more honest discussion. Too bad his fellow comics will likely ignore the debate entirely.