What do Fascists, Communists and Democrats Have in Common?
They have absolutely no sense of humor.
By Ric Wasley
February 24, 2020
Seriously - study all repressive regimes and you will find that one of their common characteristics besides violent, intolerant, and fanatical commitment to rigid dogma is that they are totally unable to distinguish satire - especially when it is directed at them.
Perhaps that’s because what passes for humor among the left never rises above childish schoolyard bullying and taunts. The left thinks that throwing rocks through windows while shouting, “Blank you! I hope you die,” is the height of thoughtful expression.
Thus it should surprise no one that the pundits of leftist propaganda are going all out to take down a small Christian website that gently mocks leftist absurdity by being - well… absurd.
Anyone who has had the patience, coupled with a fair amount of masochism, to read or watch the Left stream media knows that while they make the most vitriolic and hate-filled rants against all things conservative, the slightest whisper of criticism sends them into full-blown hysterics.
That is exactly what CNN is doing over a spoof ran in the satire website, 'The Babylon Bee', which read; " ‘CNN Purchases Industrial-Sized Washing Machine To Spin News Before Publication." (1)
And before you ask, yes, CNN, the masters of ’spin’, took it seriously and went berserk.
Their surrogate, Snopes, which hides under the guise of ‘fact-checking,’ solemnly intoned:
The normal reaction of normal people possessed of a modicum of intelligence and blessed with a healthy sense of humor as well as the ability to occasionally laugh at themselves, would be to simply shrug one's shoulders and move on.
But remember, we’re not dealing with normal people here - we’re dealing with leftists. This is not anything that America has ever seen before. These are ideologies of the same ilk that destroyed freedom and subjected millions to a lifetime of misery and poverty throughout the world during the 20th century.
So remember - the absurdity of the Democrat rants and their shrill, self-righteous, blind, and humorless ideology may be worth little more than a sigh and shake of our collective heads, but if you could ask any American who ever fled to this country from a totalitarian regime they would tell you… “That is how it starts.”
And that is nothing to laugh about.
Ric Wasley is a writer and lecturer, as well as the author of the popular McCarthy Mystery Series. Ric has had a 40 year professional career history in advertising, publishing and marketing in Boston, New York and San Francisco. He has degrees in history and psychology and has been trained in debating, public speaking and stage acting. A large part of his 40 year career was spent in numerous professional and business settings as a presenter and featured speaker at seminars and professional meetings. Ric has been a visiting professor at Worcester Polytech Institute. He also teaches a popular course on marketing for authors at prominent venues such as the venerable “Cape Cod Writers Conference.”
Wasley has been involved in both print and broadcast media as well as writing for business and commercial markets for over 30 years and continues to consult for a major media company. In addition to his novels and short stories, he has been published in several literary magazines. Wasley currently divides his time between Boston and his home on Cape Cod where he continues to write, lecture and create worlds where the unexpected thrives.