Writing about politics is usually miserable, pointless, and time-consuming. It would be just as productive for me to sit by the road, giving the finger to people with the wrong bumperstickers. So I don’t do politics here. However, while doing some vanity searching a while ago I found something amusing.
The thing is, years ago I had a political satire site. One of my bits was a news story wherein it said that:
The point was to take the “why do they hate us” attitude of the far left and reflect it back at them through a funhouse mirror. The “why do they hate us” mentality de-humanizes people by reducing them to actors who can’t rationalize and who should be expected to lash out violently when wronged. Inverting the argument showed how silly it was. Like a lot of the stuff I wrote, it was better in concept than in execution. It wasn’t really funny. It needed a punchline.
On this forum there are a bunch of people who took this very obvious parody, missed the joke, and tried to argue with it as if it was in earnest. These aren’t well-reasoned arguments about how the article is wrong or senseless, this is AMERIKA SUKS!
This is like putting up a goofy George Bush/Bill Clinton scarecrow in the yard with a dunce cap on it, then coming out the next moring and finding someone having a heated argument with the thing. It wasn’t very funny before, but now it’s hilarious.
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