Everything I write is humor/satire, and I oppose my editors putting signs on my pieces announcing, this is satire!
You nailed it exactly. The reason Jonathan Swift “A Modest Proposal” became such a classic, and the standard for effective satire writing, is because people thought he was serious. It had a historic impact because of that, and it was much more impactful than had he written an editorial in defense of children.
So, I’m sticking with the form. Not only because I hope to have an impact on the current political discourse in some small way, but because it is so much fun.
Thanks for taking the time to read and respond, James. I really appreciate it.