Despite finding himself in the Hollywood sociopolitical minority, Tim Allen makes no secret of his dislike for all things liberal and politically correct — and the actor/comedian frequently gives wings to his views on his ABC sitcom "Last Man Standing."
Take Friday night's episode — the aptly titled "Precious Snowflake" — as an example.
His targets are college campuses, specifically the rise of university "microaggressions" — the ever-growing list of words and actions that students, faculty and administrators have deemed unacceptable and often punishable.
Allen's character, Mike Baxter, is asked by his daughter Mandy to speak at her business school's graduation — but there's a catch: A school committee has to check the speech for microagressions.
"Microaggressions?" Baxter asks. "You mean, like, 'midget warriors'?"
"No," she replies. "They're objectionable words or phrases. For instance, 'Midget warriors.'"
"I know what microaggressions are," Baxter shoots back. "It's the latest liberal attack at free speech. And a lot of fun if you do 'em right."
Mandy then redlights her dad's speech for phrases such as "Ladies and Gentlemen" and that America is the "land of opportunity" — but he's having none of it.
Check out the scene:
"'To quote future Nobel Prize winner Lee Greenwood, "I'm proud to be an American." Not just because I have the right to speak my mind or carry an awesome gun, but because it's the land of opportunity,'" Baxter reads. "'Some whiny babies might not think so, but in America, if you work hard, anyone can be successful. Anyone. Any.one. Any one.' That goes on and on. I keep doing it."
Vanessa is concerned, however: "The thought police are never gonna approve that speech."
"You know who else wouldn't approve the speech they want me to give? Me," Baxter replies. "And God, who I'm also not allowed to mention, but I do!"
"Well, for the love of God, think about this before you send it in," Vanessa cautions.
(H/T: Young Conservatives)