That’s a shame, R Bos, because laughter is our only hope.
But don’t take it from me, take it from this guy:
“It is part of the price of leadership of this great and free nation to be the target of clever satirists. You have given the gift of laughter to our people. May we never grow so somber or self-important that we fail to appreciate the humor in our lives.” — President Lyndon Johnson
Or this one:
“When it comes to bullies, satire is the best disinfectant.” — Robert Reich
Or, finally, this decent satirist, twice:
“The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.” – Mark Twain
“Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.” — Mark Twain
Feeling any better?