Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The limits of satire

We've still not expunged the name of Forrest Hall at my school, named for the confederate firebrand who lent his support to the founding of the KKK. Letters and editorials have been and will be written, violent confrontation is no solution, but Woody has a point: polemic and satire carry you only so far, when Nazis and other white supremacists are involved.

There was this devastating satirical piece on that in the Times.
     -Well, a satirical piece in the Times is one thing, but bricks get right to the point.
But biting satire is better that physical force.
     -No, physical force is better with Nazis. It's hard to satirize a guy with shiny boots.

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