Satire Is Necessary For A Healthy Society

Posted by $ allosaur 2 months, 2 weeks ago to Humor
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This form of humor is essential to our freedom; und mein comrade, should you disagree, consider yourself reported.
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  • Posted by Lucky 2 months, 2 weeks ago
    Good stuff. The quote from C.S. Lewis is worth repeating:

    Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
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  • Posted by $ Olduglycarl 2 months, 2 weeks ago
    True, it's really difficult to transmit satire with the mere writing of words...there is never enough exclamation points, asterisks or stars to get your point across...someone is always Not going to get it.

    I recently got thrown off twitter for reciting a phrase the way we did in the old days, it was usually about ourselves: Yep, eat shit and die, except I was correcting someone that just said: Eat Shit, I informed them that it should be: Eat Schiff and Die...now the twitts thought I wished someone harm.
    You know what?...THEY, can eat schiff and die...the boy is Poison!
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    • Posted by $ 2 months, 2 weeks ago
      Twitter must be run by some of the "omnipotent moral busybodies" Lucky mentioned here.
      Me dino is content to do my "social messaging" in The Gulch and with a "pen pal" I have in my email.
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