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Thu Feb 9, 2012, 08:14 PM

Jesters can tell the truth. And change the world.

Last edited Thu Feb 9, 2012, 08:48 PM - Edit history (1)

A couple of days ago, an Oklahoma lawmaker inserted "every sperm is sacred" language into an anti-choice bill (see http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/02/09/okla-lawmaker-defends-spilled-semen-amendment/). This was an act of pure genius, almost on a Colbert level. It is also true, if one is going to go by the bible.

So many of the idiots who vote for the destruction of their own country are completely brainwashed by Fox Noise, etc, and, try as they may, they can't produce humor with sticking power, period. Most can't even recognize it!

Liberals, progressives, etc, typically have no trouble with humor unless it degrades another person or group and/or is mean spirited.

Just wondering--is there any way that we could put our heads together and come up with memes to spread via the net or through contacting our lawmakers, etc? Some of us who are graphically inclined could come up with PDFs featuring memes (some of which would necessarily be biblical in nature, others, for more urban areas, a little more open) so that others here and elsewhere could download and print them themselves--in various sizes, for stickers, buttons, signs, etc., to print on sticky-backed paper or to laminate for signage.

(And, of course, keep the ideas no-ownership, free to all, copyright free, strictly non-profit.)

Repigs use hate and fear to spread their message. What better counter than humor to spread the TRUTH?



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Response to xfundy (Original post)

Thu Feb 9, 2012, 08:25 PM

1. You can always spot a totalitarian system

Only the comedians are ever allowed to tell the truth.

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Response to xfundy (Original post)

Thu Feb 9, 2012, 08:52 PM

2. A quote for you from Mel Brooks, King of Jesters

 

"Rhetoric does not get you anywhere, because Hitler and Mussolini are just as good at rhetoric. But if you can bring these people down with comedy, they stand no chance."
Mel Brooks

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 12:16 AM

3. Excellent quote!

And precisely illustrates my point. Thanks.

Al Franken has been taking his job very seriously, for which I am glad. I hope he will find a few to use his talents in ways that can overcome the cancervatives.

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