Apparently some of my former readers were Marxists.
They were offended enough to let me know and advise me that the title of the last Foolsletter was ‘problematic’ and that ‘re-colonize’ was ‘violent language’ and proposed a ‘dangerous idea.’
They are no longer with us.
No, not dead. I’m not that violent.
Their requests for a title change have been ignored, as such, they have moved their attention on to greener pastures.
Humour is chaotic, anarchic and turns systems on their heads. Humour disrupts peoples power and sense of certainty.
Most activists I’ve met are certain about the righteousness and legitimacy of their belief system.
This is true for people on both sides of any debate.
They love humour that makes fun of the other side, the ‘wrong thinkers’.
Otherwise known as the different people we need to figure out how to tolerate.
Humour and joking disrupts the righteousness that comes with believing that ‘wrong thinkers’ actually exist.
It takes mental flexibility to find joy levity and humou…
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