I think, Robert, that you know nothing about satire, one of the oldest forms of political protest and resistance, although I appreciate that you think mine sucks.

Here are a few of my favorite quotes that rebut your contention that all I am doing is slinging insults:

“Satire is exaggeration and distortion to make a point.”

— OLIVER STONE

“Criticizing a political satirist for being unfair is like
criticizing a 260-pound noseguard for being physical.”

— GARRY TRUDEAU

“Satire is a wrapping of exaggeration around a core of reality.”

— BARBARA TUCHMAN

“A satirist is a man profoundly revolted
by the society in which he lives.
His rage takes the form of wit, ridicule, mockery.”

— GORE VIDAL

And perhaps this is my favorite

“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

But do tell me, what are you doing while Rome is burning, besides shooting at those who are truly active in resistance on Medium from the safety of your duck blind? I notice you do not post any of your own writing, or do you have anyone reading you. Just cowardly trolling?

Bye,

–AI

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