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 point to the dangers inherent in DJT’s faux leadership and irresponsible presidency.
These people, all more credible than me, make the point better than I do, but 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.