Hi Raymond, it’s the turd here.

Thanks for reading and responding.

It is not my job as satirist to flag for my readers what my writing is intended to do, other than placing the eyebrow headline over all of my posts that reads “Truth In Satire.”

In fact, it is the very nature of effective satire that it lures people to the truth using humor rather than a sermon.

This quote by Patrick Henry reminds me daily why I must write despite the objections of readers like you, or maybe because of it:

“It is natural for man to indulge in the illusions of hope and pride. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.” — Patrick Henry

Thanks again for stopping by, Raymond. I hope your objection to my pea-sized brain does not prevent you from visiting again.

–AI

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