[]...It will be ridicule, rather than argument, that will ultimately bring political correctness down.

Posted by $ Olduglycarl 3 weeks, 2 days ago to Humor
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Wokeness Is No Laughing Matter?...then why am I laughing?

I remember once hearing someone who dealt with such things point out that there was one particular trait characterizing all cult religions: the lack of a sense of humor, not only with regard to others, but in relation to themselves as well. Cult religions, after all, are usually obsessed with one doctrine, to which all others are subordinate, leaving room for little else.

This characteristic, G. K. Chesterton observed, is one common to insane people. The madman, he said, "is in the clean and well-lit prison of one idea: he is sharpened to one painful point. He is without healthy hesitation and healthy complexity."

The new Cult of Wokeness shares this peculiarity. It is obsessed with race and gender. All other things are to be set aside as irrelevant.
SOURCE URL: https://www.intellectualtakeout.org/wokeness-is-no-laughing-matter/


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  • Posted by Lucky 3 weeks, 1 day ago
    Perpetual seriousness, gloom, no sense of humor-

    A common behavior of all religions? Almost, well those adherents who are unsure and who need to make a public commitment on hats and shirt fronts. An exception, some Buddhists, some I know are inherently happy so everything in life causes a smile and a response with good humor. But Buddhism is not a religion.
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  • Posted by 25n56il4 3 weeks, 2 days ago
    OUC, you are so smart. This is what has been missing. A sense of humor. Hey, I was introduced to Lyndon Johnson when he visited the insurance company I worked for. He kissed me on the mouth and flabberghasted my boss and the president of the company. I laughed. We kiss each other in Texas. Well, we used to maybe not so much any more. I wasn't offended.
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  • Posted by $ 3 weeks, 2 days ago
    The answer to the question is: Because I am sane.

    "One horse-laugh is worth ten thousand syllogisms,” said H. L. Mencken, β€œIt is not only more effective; it is also vastly more intelligent.”
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