I was watching a comedic “liberal” talk show recently and something occurred to me: this isn’t actually funny. People are laughing at serious issues and undermining the attitude needed to correct society’s addiction to mindless ignorance. This ignorance has led to a disturbing pattern of dysfunctional obedience and has caused horrific corruption and rampant injustice throughout the world.
Too many people who describe themselves as “politically on the left” are content with looking clever while having fun making jokes about the ignorant and hateful people they believe are running the show here in the U.S. But that won’t prevent the ignorant and hateful people from stealing more elections and continuing to (appear to) run the show. And the spineless hacks in corporate media will continue to spread ignorance and hate (through fear-mongering) because these traits help them manipulate the ignorant masses into obeying the parasitic ownership class, the wealthy rulers who actually run the show. And they seem to enjoy their temporary hold on what they perceive as power. They’re simply unofficial employees of the rulers, of course, but that seems to be enough of an existence for them. These media hacks, along with low level political puppets in government, are paid well, but they’re nothing more than actors playing their roles.
I’m not saying that everything should be taken seriously, but making light of hateful, disingenuous propaganda that inflicts suffering on so many can be viewed as passive acceptance of a violent, predatory system. They can laugh all they want, but the fear industry experts are laughing back knowing full well that their indoctrination is resonating with hateful thoughts they so meticulously plant in the minds of the people who make it to the voting booths every November.
These Corporate Democrats have an echo chamber of their own. In it they congratulate each other on cleverness which only seems clever when compared to the dull-witted knuckle-draggers they oppose in political circles.
Circles – how apt a word. Most people think and talk circles around themselves to strengthen their dead-end philosophies which contain them inside prison cells of ignorance. A sharpening of awareness would allow them to cut through to the truth of the issues, but complacency (in this case being content with being smarter than simpletons and emotionally challenged barbarians) causes a stagnation of their mental acuity and compassion.
More important is the fact that most of these people fail to come up with possible solutions to serious problems that are leading all of us down a path of self-destruction. That’s nothing to laugh about.