What You Need to Know About Dave Chappelle’s Opening Monologue on SNL
Find Out How America is Becoming a Nazi-Propaganda State
What I’m trying to do with this account is help people learn 21st century skills and follow their dreams. Having said that, it’s important that anyone reading this article understands that there is a larger lesson from Dave Chappelle’s opening monologue on SNL a few weeks ago.
Did his comments create a controversy? Yes.
Is what Dave Chappelle said anti-Semitic? Possibly.
But that’s not the point of this article or the reason it’s important to discuss the SNL appearance.
It would be wrong to assume that everyone knows what anti-Semitism means. Thus, let me provide a quick definition, so we can begin this discussion.
Anti-Semitism is the idea or belief that Jewish people are the root cause of your problems or world problems, ie, controlling government, banks, a secret society, taxes, the Crucifixion, racism, slavery, etc.
If you believe that Jewish people run the world, you would be considered anti-Semitic. And the reason is because it’s not accurate or true. There has never been a US Jewish President. The Founding Fathers were not Jewish. Every bank in America is not run by someone Jewish.
If we want to be factually accurate, everyone, including Dave Chappelle needs to learn the truth about history. The truth is that everyone that controls America is an anglo-saxon protestant. In fact, every single US President, except for John F. Kennedy has been an anglo-saxon protestant.
It’s such a big deal, that in 1960 when John F. Kennedy ran for the Presidency, his religious beliefs was a major issue voters on both sides of the aisle had with his candidacy. Could Americans trust a Catholic?
The SNL Monologue
One of the major reasons that our mainstream media and elected officials are so untrustworthy is because they like to quote people out of context. I am not going to do that. I want you to know exactly what Dave Chappelle said in his opening monologue on SNL and let you read it for yourself.
Here is an excerpt transcript of what Dave Chappelle actually said on SNL:
“It’s a big deal. He [Kanye West] had broken show business rules. It’s just a rule. You know the rules of perception. If they’re black, then it’s a gang. If they’re Italian, then it’s the mob. But if they’re Jewish, it’s just a coincidence and you should never speak about it.
Kanye got in so much trouble, Kyrie got in trouble. Kyrie Irving posted a link to a movie he had seen on Amazon. No caption on the post or nothing like that. But apparently this movie, had some, I don’t know, anti-Semitic tropes or something. It was some weird title like, “From Hebrew to Negro,” or something.
And the NBA told him he should apologize, and he was slow to apologize. And then the list of demands to get back in their good graces got longer and longer. And this — this is where, you know, I draw the line.
I know the Jewish people have been through terrible things all over the world, but you can’t blame that on Black Americans.”
If you’ve hit the subscribe button on this account, then you know that I am trying to teach people about 21st century skills and also how to use them to find their purpose in life and be more successful.
How am I going to use the Dave Chappelle monologue as a teachable moment for 21st century leadership skills? The answer is by showing you how you can dig your way out of making a huge mistake in your life.
And that’s exactly what is happening right now for Dave Chappelle. He made a serious error in judgment.
So let’s look at what actually happened.
It is very clear from what Dave Chappelle said in his monologue that he does not know the facts surrounding Kanye West’s comments or the movie Kyrie Irving watched on Amazon.
That’s probably why Dave Chappelle allowed himself to make, what could be arguably, the biggest mistake of his life.
What Dave Chappelle thought he was doing was defending Black Americans. Instead, what Dave Chappelle actually did was defend the Nazis.
Just a quick guess, not what he intended to do.
Nevertheless, that’s why a lot of people are very upset right now with Dave Chappelle. Since most people are not aware, the movie that Kyrie Irving watched, “From Hebrew to Negro,” is a Nazi-propaganda film. In case, you have never seen one before, any film that denies the Holocaust and questions what “happened” in Nazi Germany is promoting Nazi propaganda ideas.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that, but if you have an underlying hatred toward Jewish people, then it’s easy to fall for Nazi lies and falsehoods.
What seems obvious is that Kyrie Irving was gullible enough to think the film he was watching was a real documentary and not a Nazi-propaganda film. Why could he not see the film was making up history?
Regardless, when you realize the film he was watching was a pro-Nazi film, do you understand why the NBA and all of its sponsors were demanding Kyrie apologize immediately?
But what did Dave say: “And the NBA told him he should apologize, and he was slow to apologize. And then the list of demands to get back in their good graces got longer and longer. And this — this is where, you know, I draw the line.”
It seems obvious that Dave Chappelle only wanted to come to the defense of another Black celebrity who created a huge self-inflicted wound. The problem is that by drawing a line, Dave Chappelle was making a choice to stand on the side of the line with the Nazis.
The reason people are so upset with Dave Chappelle is because he made the wrong choice. Who decides to stand Nazis and then be upset that people think you’re anti-Semitic? It makes zero sense.
And for Dave Chappelle to be confused by what is happening also shows how little Dave Chappelle understands about racism, anti-Semitism and how Nazi-propaganda works.
What people are asking is, “how did Dave Chappelle not know that Kyrie Irving was watching an anti-Semitic film?” Dave Chappelle admitted in his monologue that the film had anti-Semitic tropes. The film was much worse than that, but still, if he admitted that, then why did he feel the need to draw a line and then stand on the wrong side of that line?
The facts are that Kyrie Irving is being paid $36 million for the 2022–2023 season. He has millions of followers on social media. The NBA is a corporate global brand. The last thing the NBA wants to do is be associated with the Nazis.
Why would Dave Chappelle be against the NBA forcing a player who watches Nazi-propaganda films in public view to apologize unless Dave Chappelle is anti-Semitic himself?
The truth is the NBA forces its players to apologize all the time, whether they are right or wrong. The NBA is a corporate brand that is only concerned with one thing, promoting basketball and making billions of dollars.
During the Pandemic, the NBA forced Lebron James to apologize to the Chinese government because the NBA superstar publicly expressed support for the people of Taiwan. Lebron James was right, and yet the NBA forced him to apologize.
Why didn’t Dave Chappelle draw a line in that situation?
Using 21st Century Leadership Skills in the Real World
Dave Chappelle is in deep trouble, but he has an opportunity to dig himself out of this self-inflicted hole. Make no mistake, what is happening to Dave Chappelle is not racism at work, he did all of this to himself.
If we take a step back from the situation, it seems Dave Chappelle didn’t know the facts around what Kyrie did. But that’s sort of the issue in this situation. Dave Chappelle admitted in his monologue that he knew the film was anti-Semitic. If that was true, then why did Dave Chappelle feel the need to draw a line?
There is no logical explanation for why Dave Chappelle said what he said. But he isn’t the first person to get themselves into trouble and he won’t be the last.
What happens when you stumble as much as Dave Chappelle did? What can you do to dig yourself out of this self-inflicted hole?
If I were advising Dave Chappelle, here is where I would start. First, I would make sure he knows the six steps of 21st century leadership skills:
- Step One: Vision
- Step Two: S.M.A.R.T. Goals
- Step Three: Responsibility
- Step Four: Management
- Step Five: Support
- Step Six: Reflection
The first thing Dave Chappelle needs to do is some serious self-reflection. He needs to look at his monologue and realize that “not” knowing what Kyrie actually did hurt his position in this situation.
He might have thought he was defending Black Americans, but in the end he was defending the Nazis. That’s a huge miscalculation of circumstances. Dave Chappelle needs to self-reflect and figure out why he missed the red flag warning signs telling him, “Kyrie might not be the guy you want to defend here.”
After he finished his self-reflection, it would be time to start from the beginning again. That’s right, Dave Chappelle needs to start back at Step One and develop a new vision for his life and career.
His life is at a crossroads. Dave Chappelle has nothing left to prove and he doesn’t “need” more money. So what is Dave Chappelle’s purpose going forward?
If you have ever made a major mistake, and you need to start over, the first step is developing your vision. Where do you want to go? What do you want to do with your life? What is your vision?
After that, it’s time to develop your S.M.A.R.T. Goals and follow the rest of the steps toward success.
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About the Author:
D. Scott Schwartz, M.Ed. can be found on Twitter and Instagram with the handle “@theschooldoc.” He hosts a LIVE weekly podcast on IG called “Tuesdays with Schwartz” which discusses 21st century skills and how to be more successful in life. He does consulting work for Education Development Institute, an education think tank that helps businesses and schools maximize their potential in the new millennium.