***WARNING: video embedded in this post contains explicit language
In a profanity-laced segment of Dave Chappelle’s latest Netflix special, “Sticks & Stones,” the comedian offered up a stunning analogy that left the audience relatively quiet and revealed with ease the real driving force behind the pro-abortion debate.
After setting the audience up to believe he’s pro-choice, Chappelle then turned the tables. “And ladies, to be fair to us, I also believe if you decide to have the baby, a man should not have to pay,” he said. “That’s fair. If you can kill this motherf*****, I can at least abandon ’em. It’s my money, my choice.”
“And if I’m wrong, then perhaps we’re wrong,” he continued. “So figure that s*** out for yourselves.”
Earlier in the segment, Chappelle, who has made a name for himself by asserting no topic is off-limits, argued men have no place in the discussion about access to abortion, claiming the “right” to terminate a pregnancy is a woman’s “unequivocal right.”
The morality of the analogy Chappelle offered is plenty harsh, but it’s also plenty logical, at least by today’s cultural standards. If a woman alone can make the decision to — in his words — “kill” her child, what’s to stop a man from abandoning the infant, and why would his decision be wrong?
Of course, the pro-abortion left isn’t going to make Chappelle’s argument publicly, but it is a pretty difficult to tell a man he has a moral obligation when they say men aren’t allowed to weigh in on the preservation of their own children’s lives and while the moral value of a human life is entirely dependent upon women’s desire to keep their unborn children.
The truth is it’s morally reprehensible on both counts, but in our society, we can only admit that about the latter situation. And it’s clear even Chappelle understood that.
There’s no telling how much of Chappelle’s bit was tongue-in-cheek and how much was his authentic perspective, but nevertheless, the 46-year-old comedian carried the left’s argument to its logical conclusion and revealed the truth about the abortion debate: it is not — and never was — about the child; it’s about a self-centered society so concerned about being inconvenienced that no method of avoidance is off-limits, no matter how draconian.