Hi Trish,

Thanks for writing.

You have identified the power of satire. It is supposed to anger and offend you. This is how it wakes people up where other forms of protest fail:

“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 (British author and activist)

and

“A satirist is a man whose flesh creeps so at the ugly and the savage and the incongruous aspects of society that he has to express them as brutally and nakedly as possible to get relief.” — John Dos Passos

Perhaps it is because you are already reviled that my satire, and that of other satirists, brings up such negative feelings for you.

I will continue to write in protest and resistance, as I have every day, seven days a week since before the 2016 election. And I won’t stop until this dangerous embarrassment is out of the White House.

Thanks again.

–AI

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