This is not the best thing that ever happened. The corpocracy has finally turned against its longtime jester.
A popular comic strip has been canned by 77 newspapers after its creator Scott Adams started incorporating anti-woke plotlines, including a character black that identifies as white.
Adams’ much-loved ‘Dilbert’ comics have been in circulation since 1989 and frequently poke fun at office culture, but he announced he was sensationally dropped by publisher Lee Enterprises.
The media company owns nearly 100 newspapers across the country – including The Buffalo News, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and the Arizona Daily Sun – and has been publishing Adams’ jokes about the corporate ladder for years.
One of his most recent controversial comic strips included a black worker, who identifies as white, being asked to also identify as gay to boost his company’s environmental, social, and governance ratings.
Dave, his reoccurring character, replies: ‘Depends how hard you want me to sell it,’ before the boss responds: ‘Just wear better shirts.’
For all that I’ve given Scott Adams a hard time about his refusal to accept that anti-vaxxers were right all along, and for good reason, I have to respect his willingness to continue making clear and cogent observations about the increasingly absurd office environment in Dilbert. Because the reason he’s being cancelled is that he is revealing truth that the converged corpocracy does not wish to be revealed or openly mocked.
Of course, it will be interesting to see if Scott has the courage to stick to his guns and continue his honest observations or if he cucks and submits to the SJWs.