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  •  "Right-wing Humor" is an oxymoron. (0+ / 0-)

    When your philosophy is Authority Must be Obeyed At All Times and Lie Lie Lie, the entire root of humor - speaking truth to power - is murdered in the crib.

    Right-wing cartoonists might be okay on the technical aspects of their craft - but their political thoughts all seem to boil down to two themes: 1) Parrot right-wing talking points even if they're based on lies and straw-men, because you have your orders and you are never to make fun of your own side (even their "humor" is authoritarian); 2) The powerful mocking the less powerful (ha ha let's act like rich white men and make fun of those stupid poor people/POC/women/handicapped/gays!)

    Here's the example I use of the difference between right-wing "humor" and the real thing:

    Two people watch the Marx Bros classic A Night At The Opera. The right-winger laughs when the conceited, famous and powerful opera singer beats Harpo over a minor show of disrespect. The left-winger - along with everyone else - laughs when Harpo hoists that nasty snob by his pantaloons in front of the whole audience.

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