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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
It should surprise no one that political whor—er, opportunists on both sides of the aisle are trying to make hay from this disaster. They are the ones who got us into this mess, Dems and GOP both. But worse than their addiction to power is the fact that the American People are their enablers. It’s all well and good that the polls are so negative on the Dems and Obama and the health care disaster NOW, but in 2008 the majority of the American People were S-O-O-O-O in love with Obama, The One! He was the smartest, the handsomest, the coolest, the Hopey-Changey Man who would befriend our enemies, end all wars, make nuclear weapons evaporate and usher in a Utopia! How did we ever elect a 1st term junior Senator with no business or leadership experience and a childhood spent in Indonesia and later mentored by an infamous Communist and who even wrote in his autobiography that he surrounded himself with the most radical elements on college campuses? And now that he and his pinko friends have pushed through the most radical restructuring of American Life in more than seventy years, we expect the GOP the be our Saviors? Where were they when Geo W Bush passed the TARP? And when Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were disasters waiting to happen, why didn’t they step up to rescue us THEN?