Humor

I might have mentioned that my father had a wonderful sense of humor but sometimes he crossed the line. I do it too. Satire is like that, it crosses the line. In this politically correct world that we live in sometimes satire and bad jokes between friends are important. They remind us that they are unacceptable.

The French newspaper Charlie Hebdo crosses the line all the time and in my opinion, often distastefully so. However the massacre that took place in their offices last week had nothing to do with humor, satire or distaste. This was terror. This was murder.

We hold the right to free speech sacred in a democratic society, it can not be censored if it is to remain free.

Wit(w)

7 thoughts on “Humor

  1. Thank you for the the reminder. Without free speech, humor would also be held hostage. I had a college professor who said that political correctness will have a devastating affect on free speech, and it will allow the haters to hide behind hyperbole. Again, thank you for the wonderful contribution to this week’s challenge.

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  2. You are right, “We hold the right to free speech sacred in a democratic society, it can not be censored if it is to remain free.” and on that same note we have the right not to watch, see or buy anything that is offense and unacceptable. So regardless if what someone publishes is what we consider trash or offensive or not – they have the right to publish it. And this magazine is something in my humble opinion is trash so I do not buy it. If everyone who disagrees doesn’t buy it that then maybe we can put people like this out of business and then no one gets murdered. So simple isn’t it?

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