Sometimes you gotta hand it to Saturday Night Live.  It’s best when it turns its mockery on the stupid political correctness that plagues our nation.

Recently, Idris Elba, Cecily Strong, Beck Bennett played actors who were participating in a game show in which they choose whether they can or cannot play a certain role.

“David” — a black male — is perplexed when he’s told he can’t play a blind person in a film.  Isn’t that what acting is all about?  Pretending you are someone else?

The host responds, “Not anymore.”  He went on to explain that acting is now simply being you with a different hair cut.

“Lawrence” – a white male — eventually concludes he can play a white guy, a white guy who gains a few pounds, and a slave owner… and that’s it.

What a wonderful send-up of the modern stupidity surrounding such topics.  We have to wake up, America — this level of stupidity is difficult to maintain.

Image Credit: Screen Shot Saturday Night Live Youtube

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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.