Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Satire Wars

Video Find of the Day

It should be obvious by now that I love satire. What I most love about it is the cosmic humor inherent in it, rather than the malice. That is, I enjoy the humor directed at the high position that truth and objective reality holds in peoples' minds. Satire makes fun of the idea that there is objective truth, as much as it attacks public figures. What's funny about the New Yorker's latest cover is simply that it is false, but the falsehood of its proposition is NOT objective, because if it were, there wouldn't be so many people believing the proposition! "Objective" implies a consensus, at least of expert opinion. But in a society where "expert opinion" can be the opinion of anyone who is a consultant for Fox News, there can't be consensus. Ha, ha!

As funny as that cover is, I still think the Onion is way funnier than the New Yorker, every day.

The Onion: 'No Values Voters' Search For Most Evil Candidate

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