For years it has seemed like our current reality can’t possibly get any more bizarre. From big things like Donald Trump becoming president and the entire world being stuck indoors to small things like ‘What Does the Fox Say?’ and the fact that I can no longer use my sour taste buds. With so many things happening all at once, often sometimes contradicting each other, wise minds around the world have come together to ask the important question: is satire dead? After all, with so many ridiculous things happening constantly, how can satire poke fun at a reality already so far gone? Our answer to this and more, next.
Hey, thanks for sticking around. So, is satire dead? Probably! But is that going to stop us? Hell no.
You see, while some see the world getting weirder as a reason to end satire once and for all, we see it as evidence that our plan to make everywhere weird is working. After all, why would anyone who voluntarily writes satire want to make the world more normal? If anything, the weirder it gets, the more we thrive.
But please, don’t misinterpret what I am saying. People like Donald Trump are not weird. In fact, I can’t think of anything more boring and predictable than someone like Trump who has never had an original idea in his head. No, satire is for taking someone like him and extrapolating his flaws until it is so obvious you can’t ignore it. If we had an actual weird president, one who went against over 200 years of normalcy, then maybe we could consider ending satire.
Until that day, we will continue to push the world into a weirder place. Until people like Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk no longer have the power to change the world, until people like Mitch McConnell and Mike Pence can no longer hide, until there is nothing on the horizon but the beautiful dying sun, we will continue.
This is our promise to you. Even when the world proclaims that satire is dead, like an angry little cockroach, we will survive. We will spit in the face of those who work against us and we will make sure that no matter what tomorrow brings, we will always be making the world we want to see by satirizing the one we are stuck in.
So, is satire dead? Probably! But will we continue on nevertheless? Absolutely.