When you piss off the libs, you know you’re getting under their skin!

In my hot-tempered youth, I had a dalliance with the Left; it was the 1960’s, there were girls and drugs and it was fun to stand in the open air with hand made signs and chant slogans like Ho Ho Ho Chi Minh! In those days, I used humor as my primary political weapon and was inspired by John Lennon who turned political… comment as humor into an artform. I still use humor and have been a Conservative for decades. The sad thing is how the Left has lost their ability to use humor. They are so serious!

Here’s a comment I made on the Swampland blog recently after being ridiculed by two Leftists, diecash1 and formerlyjames. I enjoy when Leftists ridicule me because it means I got under their skin! LOL Anyway, here is my response to them:

diecash1 and formerlyjames Thanks for your comments! I am saving all the responses I get from
folks like yourselves for use in a book I am writing about how the current Left lacks any discernible working sense of humor (ridicule of Conservatives is not really a form of humor, but you wouldn’t understand that. LOL) Nearly all of you have forgotten John Lennon’s legacy of using humor for political purposes, which is why Air America went out of business; it just wasn’t entertaining!
from Time magazine’s eulogy for John Lennon” “One of Lennon’s many gifts was his humor. He knew that many people were laughing at them. He didn’t care. He cared that the message was being heard. If disbelievers were going to ridicule his peace protests, that was at least preferable to them being engaged in violence. One of the secrets of Lennon (and indeed all four Beatles) was that he took his work seriously. But he never took himself too seriously.”
Read more: http://www.time.com/time/sampler/article/0,8599,91207,00.html#ixzz0jVLNYlBV
Read more: http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2010/03/21/closing-arguments/#ixzz0jVNUEeQO


3 responses to “When you piss off the libs, you know you’re getting under their skin!

  1. chrislipjournal

    Humorless and scary are the perfect adjectives. If you look at our Journal, you’ll see we have a writer who fits that description to a tee. His name is Mick Williams, and he’s an ultraliberal who sees racism everywhere. Of course, he’s not terribly maddening, because we made him up. 🙂

    Thanks for the condolences on the lizard’s passing. We’ve vowed to go on, because that’s what he would have wanted.

    Rob Hanson at Chrislip Journal

  2. chrislipjournal

    Like it! Spot-on observations. Well done.

    Rob Hanson at Chrislip Journal

    • Thanks, Chrislip! The Left used to be funny and cool. We had Arlo Guthrie with Alice’s Restaurant, Country Joe & the Fish with Vietnam Fixin’ to die Rag, The Fugs, Easy Rider, hippie chicks with no bras! Except for the being drafted and maybe dying and stuff like Kent State, it was Paradise! We had performance art and street theater, those dopey Vermont puppets that showed up for every major protest, people putting flowers into cops’ rifles, it was a trip, man! Now that the Left has been co-opted by the very same fascists we protested against and things are GRIM! These people are not cool and funny, they are scary and humorless like the couple of old-time American Communist Party folks I met in the day. And look what they did, forty years after the Chicago riots! The Daley political machine in Chicago put this POTUS up for election and the whole country fell for it. This is the same political machine that the Chicago 7 and the Yippie Party tried to bring down in 1968! It’s just like Walt Kelly’s cartoon character POGO said, “We have met the enemy and it is us!
      Sorry to hear about the gekko, btw…

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