Carvey ‘Destroys’ Socialism in New Netflix Special

“Destroyed” belongs to Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert and Samantha Bee, comedians who aggressively toe the liberal line. Mainstream media headline writers do the rest, recording how the trio “destroys” whatever right-leaning target they’ve hit that week.

Not Carvey.

He’s the likable bloke who does killer imitations that are neither gritty nor overtly progressive. His President George H.W. Bush impression killed, but it wasn’t mean spirited nor weaponized.

Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60 | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

Yet his new Netflix special, “Dana Carvey, Straight White Male, 60,” features one of the more subversive bits in recent memory. Why?

Carvey shreds socialism in a way that shames his fellow comics.

A. He brings it up in the first place at a time when socialist Venezuela is imploding.

B. He treats it with the respect it deserves – none.

C. He dares mock the crown prince of U.S. socialism.

Here’s what Carvey said about Bernie Sanders’ favorite brand of government during the special, taped at The Wilbur Theatre in Boston:

“You gotta love Bernie .. he is what he is what he is what he is,” Carvey says, followed by a killer Sanders impression.

“I will find people with money. I will take their money and give it to people who don’t have money,” he says. “I will find a rich prick. You look like a rich prick. I will take your money and give it to the poor bastard sitting next to ya.”

“To me, capitalism is an Apple store. Socialism is the Department of Motor Vehicles … sweaty,  pissed off workers who can’t get fired. And they laugh at you … ha, ha, ha ha … you got the wrong line you f***ing idiot.”

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He wasn’t done smiting socialism.

“I personally like making money in a capitalist country and then going to a socialist country,” he says, describing Italy as one socialist-leaning Mecca worth his while.

Why not? It’s a great place to visit when you’re stuffed with capitalist cash. Yet its brand of politics prevent the country from reaching to the stars.

“Let’s be honest, we’re never going to have a space program,” he says, pretending to be your average Italian citizen.” Why go to the moon when you can sing to the moon?” he says. “Oh, my moon, we’re never going to go to you … because to go to you would be way too much work.”

Here’s some more of Carvey at work in “Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60.”

Dana Carvey | Clip: Teenagers Are Nightmares | Netflix Is A Joke


  1. Socialism always fails eventually. It always devolves into the ruling class elites and the middle class masses in poverty waiting in lines. The elites are the last to feel the economic effects of their misguided economic philosophy. Look at history if you don’t believe it.

    1. Socialism is the specious idea that society and thus humanity itself would be better off when everyone lived at the expense of everyone else. Over 100 million people have been consumed by tyrants who come to power to improve humanity in this way.

      1. And, unfortunately, most are too prideful to ever acknowledge their error – it’s always someone else’s fault.

  2. …aggressively toe the liberal line.

    Liberal? There is nothing liberal about a world-view that believes the state should have control over the citizens it is supposed to serve. There is nothing liberal about the idea of infinite government power. There is nothing liberal about defining dissent as illegitimate.

    These people are not liberals. They are fascists.

    “All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.” — Benito Mussolini

      1. Don’t confuse “progressive” leftists with liberals. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were real liberals. The eugenics-loving progressive left co-opted the term “liberal” after they had discredited the term “progressive”. Later they discredited the term “liberal” and had to switch back to “progressive”. They are in the process of discrediting the term “progressive” once more.

      2. Exactly!

        They can’t be honest about who they actually are and what they actually believe because their ideas and intentions are so malignant. So they pretend to be something else. Except they can’t actually do this for very long before people get wise to the con. So they have to periodically re-brand themselves as something else.

      3. Also, “Socialist” never became even remotely popular in this country until Bernie.

      4. Exactly. Our left likes to claim Nazis were “right wing,” but they were only “right” when compared to the rest of the German political parties, and other European political parties, who were Socialistic and Communistic.

        So, the “American right” gets painted with “you righties are just like Nazis” when that is incorrect.

    1. Every generation eventually sees the truth of socialism. So every generation the socialists go kidnap another name for their odious agenda, kill it, gut it, and wear it as a skin suit for the next 20-40 years. Believe it or not, there was a time when “communist” was the socialists’ fresh new attempt to adopt another name. Then they co-opted “progressive”. Then “Marxist”. Then around the time of FDR they did that to “liberal” and when people saw through that disguise around the end of the 20th century, the socialists dug “progressive” out of the grave and that’s the moldy disguise the trendiest socialists are wearing today.

      Good luck trying to rehabilitate the formerly honorable word “liberal”. But don’t do it then allow the socialists to kidnap it and abuse it again 20 years from now.

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