Free Speech, Political Freedom and Comedy
This dynamic of free speech, political equality, accountability, and comedy is just as important in modern America as it was in ancient Athens. That's why the totalitarian left seeks to weaken the First Amendment by enforcing political correctness as a new form of public decorum that insidiously prods people to self-censorship, and coerces apologies as a public sign of political inferiority and inequality. The success of politically correct surveillance and shaming also has made it harder for comedy to function as a mechanism for holding political leaders accountable. As a result, late-night comedy, Saturday Night Live, and most movies and television sit-coms are politically correct, but not very funny.