When satire dies a country dies.
James M. Ridgway, Jr.

Point taken. I realize it’s highly critical. I put my first born on a plane by herself today for the first time, and I am a bit grumpy, so bear with me.

I’m not for doing away satire on the whole, it’s this brand of it, the snark, the kicking down. There’s just something about it that lacks the love that Allan points out in this quote from T.J. Miller:

“By the very nature of satire or parody, you have to love and respect your target and respect it enough to understand every aspect of it, so you can more effectively make fun of it.”

I’m not feeling the love. Well, Allan’s response floored and humbled me, so I guess I am, but not from the giants. If it’s dying it’s because its practitioners are killing it, or because our reality is outpacing it in the ridiculousness sweepstakes. This was more my point, what are we doing with the fantasy of satire when real life is beyond the comprehension of the people we were 15 years or even 15 minutes ago.

You’re also right that easing up never hurts. Thank you.