I'm not amused that Alamedan Beka Mackeggie has been talking up the benefits of humor in combating oppression. It's not that I'm opposed to humor, I just think it is dangerous. You should never take jokes lightly. There have been far too many of them lately, and they threaten to tear our community apart. Alamedans would do well to think about all of the horrors caused by humor during World War II. Just don't think about it too hard, or it might start to seem absurd, and that could lead to laughter.
Of course, I don't mind when the Alameda Daily Noose makes an occasional small joke, because it is always balanced with plenty of well-researched, completely accurate facts to keep us all sober. But some people just don't know when a joke has gone too far, and those people need to be strictly controlled.
Thursday, August 14, 2008