OPINION | Views expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect those held by Sarah Palin.
During an interview with reporter John Stossel, Adam Carolla said that he refuses to apologize.
Carolla said, “Apologizing just leads to more apologizing. They want you to apologize because they want dominion over you. And once you apologize, they just keep coming back.”
“I don’t really have a choice as to what I say. It has to be the truth all the time. I’m a comedian. It’s a sacred oath I took. It’s what I do, said Carolla.
Carolla has been known to make generalizations about people considered offensive by some, but he will not apologize.
“Here’s a quick thought experiment,” Carolla said. “If AOC was fat and in her 60s, would anyone listen to another thing she ever said?”
He said, “[S] he’s young, she’s vibrant, she’s beautiful, and everyone’s always putting a camera and a mic in her face. But her opinions are idiotic 95 percent of the time. And I don’t think, if she was a middle-aged heavy-set woman, anyone would care what she had to say.”
“I just happen to be wired not to care as long as I’m right, Carolla continued. It is a new thing in the media not to talk to the other side. All my career, we had arguments, and we learned from that.”
“AOC sounds like an idiot,” Carolla insisted.
“I believe that they would let the other side speak if they thought they could beat them in a debate. They don’t,” Carolla concluded.
“You cannot train a dog when it’s middle-aged. You’ve got to get them when they’re puppies. And get them trained up and into that crate,” he said. “And that’s what we’re doing with kids. Because this will not be the last emergency. And it will not be the last time the government and the governor and the mayor need to exact their power.’
“And so, ‘Let’s get the kids into the crate. Let’s get them coached up. And then, they’ll be ours. We can do whatever we want with them after that. They’ll listen to anything. They’ll be good subjects.’”
“We started…in earnest with this self-esteem movement, that it’d be really good if everyone had high self-esteem. And the way you get high self-esteem is through accomplishing things that are tough,” Carolla said.
“But you can’t just hand people high self-esteem and tell them they’re the best and they don’t need to listen to anybody, and nothing they can do is wrong. And when you do that, you create a monster, essentially. You create horrible citizens.”
When asked about identity politics and spokespeople such as Al Sharpton, Carolla said, “It’s interesting that we’ve decided — as a society — that if something happens to an individual, we just find another individual that sort of looks like that person, and they [can] comment on it.”
“When I was 12, I looked like Donnie Osmond. So if Donnie Osmond got in a plane crash, would they come to me for commentary? Like, ‘Well, as a white guy who has big teeth and unruly hair, my feelings are.'”