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