Back in the old days, when late-night hosts were comedians first and political activists second, Americans could tune in for some much-needed entertainment and unity following a national tragedy, like the horrific mass shooting in Texas over the weekend.
How times have changed.
Now, Americans of all stripes can expect to hear some left-wing talking point pertaining to gun control, "Islamophobia" or "white privilege" in the wake of a national tragedy. The mass shooting at a Texas church on Sunday, where an anti-Christian atheist who illegally obtained his firearms killed 26 people, proved no exception. From Stephen Colbert to Seth Meyers, Monday night's late-shows were all gun control rant zones.
First up was Stephen Colbert, who expressed solidarity with the victims on Sunday, being a churchgoer himself. Colbert describes himself as a Catholic, even though his entire tenure as a public figure has been marked by the advancement of pro-abortion, anti-traditional marriage, socialist politicians — all ideologies and practices condemned by the Church.
Following the shooting, various leftists quickly denounced conservatives expressing their "thoughts and prayers" for the victims. Some even mocked the very idea of prayer itself. Actor Michael McKean, for instance, turned prayer into a joke when he said the Texas churchgoers "had the prayers shot right out of them." Colbert (remember, he's a professing Catholic) did not use his platform to denounce the prayer mockers and instead denounced those praying, because they don't pray to the God of leftism, as he does.
Calling those who reject his gun control measures "inhuman," Colbert castigated conservatives who refuse to fix things in his way as those "truly evil people out there who want you to feel powerless just for a buck." Taking his cues from Hillary Clinton, Colbert then laid on his audience a little village analogy.
"Five thousand years ago, if your village had a tiger coming into it every day and was eating people, you wouldn’t do nothing. You would move the village, or build a fence, or you would kill the tiger," Colbert said. "You wouldn’t say, 'I guess someone's going to get eaten every day because the price of liberty is tigers.'"
Colbert does have a solution to all this madness though: vote for Democrats in 2018. The self-styled Catholic has no qualms about advocating for those who wish to make abortion a holy sacrament.
Next up was Seth Meyers, who said lawmakers who do not support his gun control positions are all "soaked in NRA money and have no intention to do anything about guns." Meyers also blasted President Trump for saying "mental health" was the culprit for Sunday's horrific attack, and instead blamed it all on America's so-called "gun culture."
Lastly came Colbert's JV-in-waiting, James Corden, who had a slightly more measured message, but a leftist one all the same.
Noting that the Texas tragedy is "the biggest U.S. mass shooting in a place of worship," Corden lamented how the tragedies have multiplied to the point of generating a ranking system.
"It amazed me that these mass shootings are so common in America that we now have a ranking system depending on the location of these tragedies," said Corden. "What can we say? Nothing."
After paying tribute to those lost in the shooting, Corden then advised America's leaders to "do something" about gun control.
The perpetrator of Sunday's attack, Devin Patrick Kelley, was illegally barred from purchasing firearms. When Colbert, Meyers and Corden all urge lawmakers to "do something" about gun control, they mean to initiate a blanket gun ban; the only philosophically consistent position for the Left.