Dismissal of Dilbert Creator Brings Up a Topic Nobody Wanted To Tackle

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Despite starting in 1989, Scott Adams didn’t design “Dilbert” to be a voice for women’s liberation like “Cathy,” or to tell the funny side of the military like “Beatle Bailey.” Instead, the strip was written as a tongue-in-cheek look at the life of an office worker. With its main character featuring a bent tie and iron burn on his back that was only seen occasionally, the strip represented topics many Americans could laugh with.

Unfortunately for many cartoon publications, the COVID pandemic meant there was less familiar material to work with. The push for remote working meant the strips weren’t just as funny with readers as they once were. Nevertheless, creator Scott Adams took advantage of this timing to start interjecting more of his personal feelings into the world of Dilbert.

Initially received as a lifesaver, these strips turned the more liberal readers away, and last year the editor of the San Francisco Chronicle. dumped the comic strip. Claiming the strip “went from being hilarious to being hurtful and mean,” they became the first of many as now Dilbert has been shunned following Adams’ remarks on his YouTube channel.

Viewers of the February 22nd episode of “Real Coffee with Scott Adams” saw him bring up a Rasmussen Reports survey about racial relations in America. In this survey, they asked if people supported the statement “It’s okay to be white.” According to the report, “42% of Black respondents said they “strongly agree,” 11% said they “somewhat agree,” 21% said they were “not sure,” 8% said they “somewhat disagree” and 18% said they “strongly disagree”.”

Adams did the math and told watchers “Add them together, that’s 47% of black respondents were not willing to say it’s okay to be white.” He then explained that black people have become a “hate group,” something that is a statement many don’t want to discuss.

“I’ve been identifying as black for a while, years now because I like to be on the winning team…As of today, I’m going to reidentify as white, ‘cause I don’t want to be a member of a hate group. I’d accidentally joined a hate group.” He capped it off by saying “I think it makes no sense whatsoever as a white citizen of America to try to help Black citizens anymore. It doesn’t make sense. It’s no longer a rational impulse.”

It’s not all blacks who are hateful, though.

Rather it is the liberal black who is a danger to other races and America. The same segregation, redlining, and hatred they claimed the white man forced upon them is now something they are instead embracing. Wanting to build their own communities, with their own laws, rights, and ways of doing things are ripping America apart at the seams. It also gives liberals the very division that gets them to snake away votes at the last minute and that has led the murder rate to soar in the US.

Adams’s choice to bring this poll to the limelight is a brave move. With his strip now only featured as a subscription on the Local’s online channels, he has essentially forced himself into retirement. This self-imposed financial crippling is a difficult road to send yourself down in 2023, but if it gets the ball rolling, it could be worth it for himself and society in the long run.

Nobody has wanted to tackle the fact that it has become culturally okay to hate white men. It has become ok to commit hate crimes against whites, and not receive a hate crime enhancement charge. It has become ok to have someone for simply looking different. Not a very “progressive” mindset to have. It certainly goes against the very “unity” message they try to proclaim they have.

As conservatives, we have to thank Adams for being the first one through the door. Everyone knows he’s going to get bloody, but he does it anyways. That says a lot about him.