Adam Carolla on free speech: Don’t kowtow to bullies

Adam Carolla on free speech: Don’t kowtow to bullies


THEY DON’T OPPOSE HATRED. THEY ARE ENCOURAGING HATRED OBVIOUSLY. LET’S STOP LYING ABOUT THAT. WELL COMEDIAN AND PODCAST HOST ADAM KROLL ONE OF THE MOST DEFENDERS OF ACTUAL FREE SPEECH LEFT IN AMERICA. HE IS NOT ONLY FAMOUS HOST BUT AN AMAZING CAR RACING FAN AND PARTICIPANT. WE WERE IN L.A. LAST WEEK AND DECIDED TO GO OVER TO HIS RACE CAR GARAGE AND TALK TO HIM BECAUSE WE COULDN’T RESIST BECAUSE IT’S AMAZING. HERE IS HOW THE CONVERSATION RESULTED.>>Tucker: YOU’VE BEEN ON THE ROAD FOR THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS TALKING ABOUT FREE SPEECH. I KNOW YOUR VIEWS ON IT. HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO CONVINCE THE AUDIENCE ESPECIALLY YOUNG PEOPLE THAT FREE SPEECH MATTERS? ARE THEY ON YOUR SIDE, DO YOU THINK?>>Adam: I’VE BEEN ABLE TO CONVINCE MY AUDIENCE THAT FREE SPEECH MATTERS. AND I THINK THE PENDULUM IS STARTING TO SWING BACK A LITTLE BIT, YOU KNOW, WE HAD A SATURATION LEVEL. I SORT OF BELIEF AS HUMAN BEINGS WE WORK THIS WAY. I BELIEVE THAT IN THE LATE 80s 80s, HAIR BANDS AND BIG GUYS WEARING FONTS AND SPANDEX AND AQUA NET, EYELINER AND EVERYTHING ELSE AND THAT GAVE WAY TO GRUNGE MUSIC. KURT COBAIN, TATTERED SHIRTS, NOBODY CARED, RIGHT? SO WHAT COULD BE FURTHER AWAY FROM HAIR BANDS, GRUNGE MUSIC. THAT IS WHAT CAME NEXT. SO I’M STARTING TO WONDER IF IT IS SWINGING BACK. I THINK THE INSANITY OF THE WOKE FOLKS OUT THERE HAVE FORCED SAIN PEOPLE TO PUSH BACK AND MAY BE GOING FROM THE HAIR BAND TO THE GRUNGE MOVEMENT.>>Tucker: HAS THE WOKE PEOPLE PUSHED BACK AGAINST YOU?>>Adam: THE WOKE PEOPLE WILL PUSH BACK AGAINST ANYBODY.>>Tucker: BUT YOU DON’T SEEM BOTHERED. YOU ARE THE ONE PERSON WHO SEEMS TOTALLY DISINTERESTED AND BOTHERED BY THEIR ATTACKS.>>Adam: I KNOW WHAT’S IN MY HEART AND I HATE THAT STATEMENT, BUT I KNOW WHO I AM. YOU CAN’T CONVINCE ME THAT HATE ASEXUAL PRO — HATE A PERSON, YOU COULDN’T CONVINCE ME COME I HATED A NEIGHBOR OR A FRIEND OR HISPANIC, BLACKS. YOU CAN’T BESTOW THAT UP ON ME. THAT IS SOMETHING THAT IS INSIDE ME, AND I’M AWARE OF IT AND I KNOW I DON’T. SO YOU CAN’T CONVINCE ME OF THAT.>>Tucker: SO YOU’RE NOT AFRAID BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHAT THEY ARE SAYING IS A LIE?>>Adam: YEAH, AND I’M AN ATHEIST AND I REALLY DON’T CARE. AT THE END OF THE DAY I’M GOING TO GO RACE ONE OF THESE CARS CHEMICAL RANCH ON SOMETHING, BUILD ON SOMETHING AND EAT DINNER WITH MY KIDS AND WIFE. THERE IS KIND OF A FREEDOM AND NOT CARING. THERE IS A REAL FREEDOM IN NOT CARING.>>Tucker: WHY DON’T MORE PEOPLE FEEL LIKE THAT?>>Adam: I THINK THERE IS VANITY. AND I THINK EVERYBODY IS WIRED TO BE A LITTLE BIT NARCISSISTIC AND NO ONE WANTS TO GO ONLINE AND READ BAD THINGS ABOUT THEMSELVES. NOBODY WANTS TO READ UNTRUTHS OR AN ACCURATE — INACCURATE THINGS ABOUT THEMSELVES. AND SO WE ARE WIRED TO ALLEVIATE. AND SO I’VE NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT IT THIS WAY BUT YOUR EGO WHEN YOUR ANKLE IS SORE, YOU ARE WIRED TO STAY OFF YOUR ANKLE, LIKE LESS WEIGHT, HOP, LEAN THIS WAY. YOU GO ON TWITTER AND YOU READ A BUNCH OF HORRIBLE THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF, YOU ARE WIRED TO ALLEVIATE. YOU ARE NOT WIRED TO PUT WEIGHT ON A ROLLED ANKLE. YOU ARE WIRED TO SAY OH, PEOPLE ARE SAYING XYZ ABOUT ME ON TWITTER. LET’S FIX THAT AND THE FIX IS APOLOGIZING, WALKING — WALKING STATEMENTS BACK TO GET IT TO GO AWAY. I’M NOT INTERESTED IN THE TRUTH. I’M NOT INTERESTED WHAT THE HISTORY BOOKS SAY. MY ANKLE HURTS AND I WANT TO GET THE WEIGHT OFF A BIT IMMEDIATELY.>>Tucker: SO YOU WALKING THIS STUFF BACK AND YOU APOLOGIZING,L STUFF BACK AND YOU APOLOGIZING,K STUFF BACK AND YOU APOLOGIZING,E STUFF BACK AND YOU APOLOGIZING,Y STUFF BACK AND YOU APOLOGIZING,U KOWTOWING TO THESE PEOPLE AS A WAY TO GET THE WEIGHT, IT’S LIKE A CRUTCH AND I CAN GET THE WEIGHT OFF OF THIS AND IT WILL GO AWAY. AND I DON’T CARE WHAT THE DOCTOR ORTHOPEDIC SAYS ABOUT IT.>>Tucker: RIGHT NOW IT HURTS AND I WANTED TO GO AWAY.>>Tucker: BUT YOU DON’T PLAY THAT GAME AND THEREFORE YOU DON’T BOTHER YOU. AND THAT IS A MODEL FOR THE REST OF US. IF EVERYBODY HAD THAT ATTITUDE, I DON’T CARE I JUST WANT TO WRENCH ON MY CAR SO I DON’T HAVE TO DEAL WITH MY KIDS AND THEY WILL HAVE NO POWER.>>Adam: THEY ARE NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF BANGING THEIR HEAD AGAINST THE WALL. THEY ARE IN THE BUSINESS OF MOWING YOU DOWN AND MOVING ONTO THE NEXT SUBJECT. YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? THEY ARE IMMEDIATE GRATIFICATION CREW. LET’S REMEMBER THESE ARE KIDS I GOT EVERYTHING THEY WANTED IMMEDIATELY. IF YOU DON’T GIVE THEM IMMEDIATE GRATIFICATION, THEY ARE OFF YOU IN TWO DAYS. THIS IS NOT A LONG SLAUGHTER OVER MONTHS AND YEARS. YOU GIVE ME WHAT I WANT RIGHT NOW WHICH IS AN APOLOGY OR YOU CAN GET FIRED FROM YOUR JOB OR WHATEVER THAT IS. YOU COULD BE HUMILIATED. YOU COULD BE CONTRITE. IF YOU DON’T GIVE AN ALMOST IMMEDIATELY, THEY IMMEDIATELY MOVE ON TO THE NEXT VICTIM.>>Tucker: YOU HAVE TO BE A TO GIVE AND TO UNREASONABLE DEMANDS, WOULDN’T YOU?>>Adam: I THINK SO. BUT YOU THINK ABOUT ALL THE POLITICIANS AND ALL OF THE NEWSCASTERS AND VOICES OUT THERE. YOU THINK ABOUT THE ONES THAT SORT OF WEATHERED THE STORM AND JUST PUT THEIR HEAD DOWN AND SAID, NO APOLOGY. THEY IMMEDIATELY PACK UP AND GO FIND ANOTHER VICTIM. OR SOMEBODY TO TURN INTO A VICTIM. AND IF IT IS CLEAR THAT THERE IS NOTHING HERE FOR YOU, IF THEY RING YOU LIKE A BAR OREGANO TEARS COME OUT, THEY MOVE ON BECAUSE THEY WANT A BUCKET OF TEARS. THEY WANT A BUCKET OF TEARS AND THEY RING AND THEY RING AND

100 thoughts to “Adam Carolla on free speech: Don’t kowtow to bullies”

  1. He's absolutely right. The social justice bullies only target those who they believe will submit to their bullying. And they target them relentlessly. Reminds me of back in middle school. Those who held their ground were never the targets of bullies. It was always the ones who cowered and avoided eye-contact who get the beatings. Don't cower. Don't apologize. Don't submit to their harassment. Because once you do, you'll only face more harassment as you've established yourself as a desirable target.

  2. He said right about all that except…..being an atheist! 😂
    It's impossible to be an atheist, it's an illusion.
    You can believe in blue extraterrestrials or not believe, it's a belief either way, not a known.
    So, to believe in a God or not believe is just that, a belief, an assumption stated as a fact.
    To know God is an experiential thing not a belief thing.
    If you don't know God, then you don't know.
    There's only knowing or not knowing stated as factual.
    At best Adam is an agnostic & he should state it that way.
    Otherwise, he's just plain lying without even knowing it! 🤣

  3. Wow – nice Nissan GTO/Trans-AM racers in that garage…I remember Paul Newman, and Tom Cruise raced them back in the late 80's/early 90's.

    But this is why Trump will win again in 2020…The Dems are a clusterfuck right now, and they continue to pander to all these SJW/ANTIFA/BLM/woke/PC police/etc/etc which is why most middle class Americans cannot identify themselves with.

  4. Adam Carolla has this real wisdom about him. Its unfortunate more people don't live in the real world.

  5. How toxic must a political movement be to, again and again, align atheists and the religious together in the crusade of common sense.

  6. "Always remember that it is of no consequence to you what other people think of you. What matters is what you think of them. That is how you live your life." -Gore Vidal

  7. Dude i'm all in for free speech! Everyone else will be too when they realise it protects us all. I mean ALL of us.

  8. Lol I guess it is true. I guess you can’t be an atheist without letting everybody know you’re an atheist.

    In all seriousness great points.

  9. Hmmmm. So you are saying people give a crap what other people "think" about them?? Too funny. I can't imagine giving a crap what some Moron "thinks" about anything I may say or do. Sounds like a stupid Huuuuman problem.

  10. Wow !!!! What a crazy accurate analogy of how people think and react! It's funny how brilliant many comedians have been, but then again, if you think about it, most good comedians are great observers of people and that's what makes them good comedians! JMO Trump 2020

  11. He said it all: "you can't conceive me of that, I know who I am inside".

    That right there sums up exactly how to put an end to this out of control woke movement. Know yourself and don't buy into their game. It stops the minute they don't have someone to play with, aka an audience.

  12. Exactly, and Fox is part of the problem by always giving a voice to the outraged members of the mob. "Alisa Melano said this or this obscure politician who is polling at 1% said that…" – I'm sitting at home like "who the f cares and why are you giving her a voice, she's not even an A Lister or anyone whose opinion the public values?"

  13. I'm not buying this talk even a little bit. Adam and Tucker and their entire families are ten times braver than leftist cowards who mistake hate for some tardlette plan. The left have no plan save swallowing yesterday's lies which they are doomed to reswallow.

  14. Hate that he’s an atheist but love atheist who are fighting for real freedom conservativism and our God-given rights wether you believe in God or not.

  15. "There's a freedom in not caring", Adman says: but not caring about petty opinions is far wiser than not caring about bad consequences. Caring about wisely following better options wins real freedom.

  16. Carolla has the advantage of being his own boss, the biggest problem is the companies not backing their people. They force an apology to keep your job, it doesnt work, they wipe you off the face of the earth and pretend you never worked for them.

  17. I was hoping there'd be a reference to his former co-host being a popular NPC pushing the "woke" narrative now…. Great interview regardless.

  18. why bring up the point of being an atheist if he doesn't care about what others thing?

    interesting

  19. "I'm an atheist so I really don't care". But he obviously cares because he went to congress to testify and he rails on these subjects e v e r y single solitary day. So he obviously cares. Maybe he's not an atheist.

  20. There is definitely a freedom in "not caring." I get that. I can't bring myself to throw in the towel on our nation's governance. It was kind of set up for people who cared enough and were smart enough to prevail in elections in order to secure our freedoms for future generations. "Not caring" may jeopardize our kid's future, if not our own. This country would be largely over already if not for Fox News and talk radio.

  21. It's amazing that him and Kimmel used to do a show together that objectified women bouncing on trampolines.

  22. Without Free Speech there is no transparency.
    Where there is no transparency there is no integrity.
    Where there is no integrity there is no truth.
    Where there is no truth there is no light; only Satan's darkness.

  23. "I'm an atheist." Translation: all matter, energy, natural forces, life itself, basically everything in the cosmos, inexplicably came into existence conforming to all laws of physics with no creator. That proposition can only result from an intellectual deficiency.

  24. Adam, as always, has nailed it. Whatever the attack from the Left the only response is "I don't care, go bother someone else" and just stick to that line. In the end they they go and bother someone else. I just wish others would have taken this stance and by now the Left might have moved onto something else woke they can virtue signal about.

  25. Some fine automobiles…
    So fine in fact I googled
    his net worth..16 million.
    💰💰💰 WOW…who knew.
    Of course he's a M.O.T.
    but still … Good work Adam

  26. I have little or no respect for someone who caves every time someone shames them for something they said or did. What I like about Trump is that he doesn't apologize. He stands by his words. Yes, sometimes he says stupid things, but he takes ownership without graveling constantly. We all say dumb things sometimes, and an apology is appropriate. However, if you think you are right then defend your point and don't kowtow just to sooth their hurt feelings.

  27. Left-wing activists aren't interested in having a debate, they just want to shut people, and ruin all those that oppose them.

  28. Remember, if the leftist creeps are attacking your company, business or other organisation, stay united in your resistance. Make sure you're all on message to resist, if you find someone amongst you who wants to cave, throw them off the roof. It only takes one wimp to cave in and start apologising to ruin you all.

  29. Surprising number of comedians coming out as conservative. I guess leftists ruining comedy is having an impact.

  30. This is the lesson every child needs to learn. Other people will try to control you emotionally either by teasing you, giving you the cold shoulder, or trying to get a reaction from you emotionally. Children, I know it’s difficult, but don’t react. Just say “I don’t care about your lies”, and walk away. Few learn it, but it was one of the greatest lessons I ever learned. Be one of those who do. Parents … learn the lesson and pass it on.

  31. Other than denying God, Adam seems right about everything else. Thank God we can all believe as we wish in America.

  32. For those of you trying to start a Carolla-Kimmel rivalry don't hold your breath. Kimmel got Adam his start. When Kimmel was with KROQ he hired Adam as a boxing instructor for some boxing gag that station was doing. Jimmy realized Adam was funny and got him on the show doing the shop teacher skits. Adam owes his life to Jimmy and he knows it. They're the best of friends and will remain so.

  33. the Liberals want to get rid of the First and Second Amendment ! that is there Agenda, Socialism, Globalism, Communism !

  34. Isn't it ironic that Adam is more conservative, and is into manly sports like car racing. The other guy who came up with him, Jimmy, is a democrat who is doing his Hollywood ars kissing soy boy styled crap. One man grew up to be a real man. The other just stayed in the Hollywood hell-hole sucking up to….THEM!

  35. Gotta disagree. The outrage mobs don't let up until their victim is 'punished.' Look at professors Mehta and Duchesne in Canada. Forced out by the politically-correct freedom haters in media and academia.

  36. To think this guy and Kimmel both did the man show and this guy, is so much wiser and I think, funnier, and has a grasp on reality… when you have a grasp on reality, only THEN, can you help make change, for the greater good… Liberals don't have a grasp on reality

  37. Wow, snowflakes snowflaking…over snowflakes lol. Seriously, stop equating all libs with the irritating, screeching, SJW victims who think gender pronouns r the devil lol. That's the equivalent of me saying all conservatives are sexist & racist which isn't true. Alot of us don't agree w/ non-binary police, alot of us enjoy hunting, guns, meat, strip clubs & unPC comedy. So stop using the extremists to represent all of us. Dylan Roof doesn't rep all of you. This whole video is a couple of triggered snowflakes melting over… triggered snowflakes lol. Can't we just send all those alt-right & SJW extremist pansies to an island where they can annoy each other instead of the entire country lol?

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