Here’s my note to Gina. And why satire works, and is just as important and effective, for this trippy issue as any other.

Thanks again, Annie.

–AI

Hi Gina,

I think that satire is more than a faint attempt at pointing to a reality, it is an age old form of political protest and written resistance.

There is a temptation to blame the messenger here. In all most posts, I attempt to use satire to direct attention to the dangers inherent in DJT’s faux leadership and irresponsible presidency.

These people below, all more credible than me, make the point better than I do, but are specifically speaking about laughter, since you mentioned it:

“The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.” — Mark Twain

“When you’re laughing, you’re not afraid, and if you’re not afraid you can think.” –Stephen Colbert

“Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.” — Mark Twain

“Nothing can confound a wise man more than laughter from a dunce.” — Lord Byron

“Laughter drives shouting away.” — Indra Devi

“Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.” — Kurt Vonnegut

“Laughter is the closest distance between two people.” — Victor Borge

Thanks for your concern and for writing to me.

Hope you’ll keep coming back, even if it offends you at times:

“Satire is, by definition, offensive. It is meant to make us feel uncomfortable. It is meant to make us scratch our heads, think, do a double-take, and then think again.” — Maajid Nawaz

After thinking, we must act. Thanks, Gina.

–AI

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