One left-wing comedian learned a tough lesson last weekend from the Department of Homeland Security about why making “jokes” about killing government officials tends to be a really bad idea.
Brooklyn comedian Jake Flores’ troubles began last Saturday, when he posted a series of jokes encouraging white people to atone for their Cinco de Mayo “cultural appropriation” by killing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents:
This apparently is what counts as humor over on the far-left. Not funny …
The next morning, this happened:
Lmao Homeland Security just busted down my door over a joke
— Jake Flores (@feraljokes) May 6, 2018
He wasn’t kidding this time.
“The kind of language expressed in the tweets, even in an allegedly joking manner, is reckless and irresponsible. It potentially puts at risk those who have taken an oath to uphold the law and protect public safety,” ICE press secretary Jennifer Elzea said afterward in a statement to Splinter News.
Flores likewise described the confrontation to Splinter, describing how the DHS officials who raided his home took photos of his apartment and spoke with him about his tweets.
“So we have this conversation and they kind of just make it clear that nothing’s going to happen, [but] we’re going to keep an eye on you, which is alarming and annoying, and maybe they’re listening to this phone call right now,” he said.
No, what’s annoying is Flores’ lack of gratitude. DHS could have possibly arrested him and thrown him in jail for posting threats. Instead they let him off the hook, even after he lectured them about the alleged evils of deporting illegal immigrants.
“But at the end of it, the weird part is, we start to just get into a conversation about why I don’t like ICE. … So I explained this to him, and said the difference between the police and ICE is that the police have a statement mission that, on some level, is good, and then still mess it up,” he said to Splinter.
“But with ICE, their stated mission is what we disagree with. I don’t believe there should be a modern day Gestapo. I believe this is motivated by a lot of sinister things.”
No, it’s motivated by a legitimate desire to uphold America’s laws and keep intact its sovereignty. It’s not rocket science, Mr. Flores.
Despite clearly being a far-left activist, the failed comedian did at least make a fairly decent point about political correctness.
“We do need culture and jokes and people that take the edge off the whole world, and that didn’t really exist until recently. The left used to be very humorless and scolding. So I’m always happy to contribute and to be a part of what I think isn’t the most important part of any of this stuff, but a part that needs to be there,” he said.
He was right about the left being “humorless and scolding,” as evidenced by their obsession with cultural appropriation. The problem is that his tactic for ameliorating this uptightness is kind of lacking. Joking about killing ICE agents? Really!?
If he wants the left to stop being so uptight, maybe he should start by poking fun at the left’s own warped beliefs, including the admittedly hilarious notion that enforcing America’s immigration laws is somehow equivalent to being a Nazi. LMAO!
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