Trey Parker & Matt Stone – Has-been satirists The downfall of South Park

Trey Parker & Matt Stone – Has-been satirists The downfall of South Park

At the time I have written this , I have been reading headlines of Trey Parker and Matt Stone being called Transphobes and the latest episode of South Park being Transphobic. Several thoughts come to mind for this fan who’s not only a trans woman but also as a fan who stopped watching the newer episodes for several years now. The last good episode in my opinion was their 200th and 2001st episode but it was only recently thanks to fans who discovered the existing footage which Viacom never wanted fans to discover which was the uncensored speech of Kyle’s famous “ You know , I’ve learned something today. “ Instead of it being a long annoying censored bleep , it was the sarcasm that “ if you want people to stop laughing at you , all you need is bombs and guns to get people to stop because terrorizing people with violence works. “

I felt since then the show went to a different direction.

There was a quote I remember Trey Parker mentioned in an interview once “ We used to be punk and cool but now we are just a couple of Rich Hollywood doucebags . “

Today it seems like the quote is no longer viewed as self criticism humor but perhaps THE TRUTH !

As a satirist myself , satire tends to be a left wing thing at it’s best. Conservatives suck at any attempt at it if cartoon comics or animation as well as memes. They say the left can’t meme , I say they suck at comedy and satire. No matter how it’s done within performance and delivery , the jokes just aren’t funny.

Most leftist satirists tend to come from Europe according to my observation as a fan of Les Guignols De L’info and even Spitting Image which was the very point why I believe an American Spitting Image and an American Les Guignols De L’info wouldn’t work out unless it was Americanized and dumb down.

The only razor sharp satire there seems to be in America is Right Wing Libertarian party humor. To me the best satire to come from America would be Mad Magazine , Classic Simpsons / The Critic and Dinosaurs.

I would add South Park to the list as well as Beavis & Butt-head and Daria. Though it does seem like South Park is not only losing it’s edge but perhaps turning right wing more so.

Season 17 was probably the final season I ever watched of South Park. The show’s format was becoming more abstract and it wasn’t as entertaining as it was within the first 10 seasons ( which I much prefer ) and select episodes form the others .

As an Anarchist , of course I would have loved to see the Anarchist flag seen in South Park beyond the movie. But of course Anarchism is probably the most misunderstood political theory of all time even though in my opinion is the most genius and I support it 100% The funny thing is as a satirist , all I had to do was ask myself what do I support politically , I already know what I’m against. Anarchism seems to just fit me like a glove and perhaps save me as a satirist . Satire can be considered as Cultural Anarchism and perhaps spiritually the expressions of they Heyoka Empath.

Shows like Spitting Image and Les Guignols De L’info were leftist in their satire ( 80s Spitting Image ) and it does seem to me that satire in America has been quite rare when it came to razor sharp edgy satire. The Simpsons in it’s heyday was considered that , though I think Dinosaurs from time to time was even more progressive and sharper in political satire than The Simpsons . Though in the early days South Park truly seems to be the ultimate satire . But now a days , they kind of look pathetic.

I don’t watch the new South Park episodes anymore for a reason. In Season 13 they did this queef episode and like that episode , women tend to be treated as delicate and feminine and sensitive and … stereotypical . According to the headlines I’ve read recording the transphobic episode in question , it seems to be on the same sexist stereotypical perception of women.

Where are the glory days of Mrs Garrison . The very episode which introduced me to the subject of “ Transgender “ . Did it leave me with a positive note or did it keep me in the closet until I meet a trans woman friend of mine who explained to me what the experience is really like and as the androgyne who loved butch lesbians at the time , it was proof that I am a lesbian woman born in the wrong body. But then again , with trans woman being non-op and people who are attracted to Trans Woman , perhaps we need to question the gender binary system right ? I meet my Twin Flame shortly after and she finds me attractive so there.

Sure I enjoy watching the early South Park episodes from time to time , just like the Classic Simpsons. And perhaps at the same time , ignore that there’s new ones being made. I think it’s that feeling that there’s two different shows with the same name. I feel the same about the separation of Sesame Street of it’s first 20 Seasons vs the ones afterwords.

There were times where Trey Parker and Matt Stone wanted to quit. The two films they made in Hollywood “ South Park : Bigger , Longer and Uncut “ as well as “ Team America “ were literally nightmares for them behind the scenes and they yearned for a simple life of starting a family with someone and retiring. “ We don’t need anymore money . “ was something Trey often said from time to time.

In the documentary “ 6 Days to Air “ censorship and the pressure of time seemed to make Trey Parker very depressed. In one scene in the documentary he mentions how ordering McDonalds was his little ray of sunshine at the moment.

I think a big question to ask is has Trey Parker and Matt Stone CHANGED ? Same goes with Matt Groening , George Lucas , etc ? Almost like how slapstick filmmaker David Zucker turned Republican after September 11th 2001 or how Mel Brooks says that Political Correctness is killing comedy.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone mentioned that they will keep up the show until they get canceled. From time to time it sounded like they really do want to get canceled. They mentioned that the final episode would just seem like dropping the microphone and abandoning it , perhaps symbolically then again I’m not sure…

Trey Parker and Matt Stone as irreverent as they are has supported LGBTQ+ people from time to time in their work . But today it seems like their satirical targets are on PC Culture , Safe Spaces , Transgender women , ????

In the words of the South Park kids “ DUDE , WEAK ! “

Perhaps it’s Comedy Central , perhaps it’s American culture when it comes to comedy …

I personally don’t think political correctness is the problem nor does it kill comedy. I think the problem is people fear going punk beyond punk. In other words , Anarchism. People fear becoming anti-American and questioning hierarchy . That’s why I say probably the best satire I’ve seen in modern times just happens to be leftist memes from ordinary people. Because there’s value to that , just like satire and anarchism itself , it relates to people.

Hierarchy doesn’t.

When someone is rich and famous , they cash in on it and live off of it. They say that when people turn middle age , they end up turning right wing.

I don’t think right wing or centrist politics makes good satire. Because if you believe that life is perfect when it’s unfair than why are you a satirist ?

I think it’s extremely contradictory for Trey Parker and Matt Stone to complain about Political Correctness because as satirists they should know why people complain about injustice in the first place.

It’s interesting why people hate Social Justice Warriors and liberals and progressives. As An Anarchist , our frustration is how they can be left wing however they trust hierarchy and don’t see the root causes which need to be dismantled as Anarchists do ( Government , Capitalism , Social Hierarchy , Antisocial behavior , etc )

Anarchism stands for Liberty , Equality and Solidarity

Spirituality is Mind , Body , Soul

In terms of the liberation of the soul , satire has that within it’s practice and at the same time it mocks anything hierarchical and anti-authoritarian .

I’m not going to say that South Park was the most perfect satire , we all are ignorant of something. Life is about growth and learning from past mistakes.

However in my opinion , the show doesn’t stand for the “ You know , I’ve learned something today “ satirical perspective as it once was.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone may say that they support The Libertarian Party , perhaps they are centrists ( center right ) . But one thing is for sure , fans who’ve been watching the show for all these years know the difference .

If you have the same authors for all those years and when the old show’s tone doesn’t reflect the current satire of the new episodes , it’s time to start questioning…

OH MY GOD , THEY KILLED SOUTH PARK ! YOU BASTARDS !

_ Erica

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Spitting Image / Les Guignols De L’info : American Version , Will They Work ?

Spitting Image / Les Guignols De L’info : American Version , Will They Work ?

I’ve been a huge fan of Spitting Image and Les Guignols De L’info for a long time now.

It all started with catching glimpses of Contra Informação on television . I would have the RTP channel on cable during the 2000s . I was 13 when September 11th happened and at the time there was webcartoons satirizing George W Bush and Osama Bin Laden . One video that went viral around that time was a Budweiser commercial ( WAZZ-UP ! ) parody featuring realistic caricature puppets of Obama Bin Laden , Saddam Hussein , Muammar al-Gaddafi calling each other over the phone parodying the commercial . Suddenly it shows that 2 Government Men ( who look like Sylvester Stallone ) are tapping into the phone call. George W Bush ruins it by going on a microphone shouting ( WAZZ-UP ) with causes the terrorists to hang up the phone.

This was my introduction to Les Guignols De L’info. I was so amazed with the puppets and … here’s a thing about me , when I see and ear something that I like , I become obsessed . It’s a good thing that I don’t drink. lol

I was talking to a puppeteer friend of mine about these shows and he told me they were a rip off of Spitting Image. At that time I started high school shortly after. The first things I’ve seen of Spitting Image was a very pixelated video clip of The Who ( My Generation ) parody from 1986 ,   a clip of an interview with Ian Hislop talking about The Spitting Image 1987 Election Special , The very first episode , An episode from 1985 which ended with a parody album commercial about the RS232 Interface Lead . This was before YouTube , so let’s just say that don’t know anything about “ illegal downloading “ back then. 😉 Then on a couple trips to New York , I went to the The Paley Center For Media ( The Museum of Television and Radio ) and watched as much Spitting Image as I could find. The first time was this compilation of the best of Spitting Image’s first 3 series. The on my next trip , I watched a couple episodes from 1989 and the 1990 episode where Margret Thatcher was in a coffin the whole entire episode ( symbolized her resignation ) .

And I have been a huge fan since. 🙂

In recent times , there has been news about the possibilities of not only a Spitting Image revival in America but also a Les Guignols revival in America. Now I’m from America but there’s a reason why I like British and French comedy. I like my comedy creative and satirical. I’ve been a fan of Jim Henson’s Muppets my whole entire life and got into Monty Python’s Flying Circus in childhood. Perhaps Spitting Image and Les Guignols as well as Dinosaurs introduced me into leftist politics. When I got into Anarchism in the summer of 2017 , the funny thing is I kind of understood Spitting Image and Les Guignols De L’info more. 🙂 Now I don’t speak a word of French , but I still enjoy watching Les Guignols . I just watch the body language for the most part and if there’s a translator on me , I would try to figure out what those puppets are saying. And when I do , it amazes me what they were able to get away with. Both Spitting Image and Les Guignols De L’info got away with more than even South Park.

So with the question remaining , Would American versions of Spitting Image / Les Guignols De L’info work ? My first question is “ WHY an AMERICAN VERSION ? “ I loved the shows the way they were. Also I find British swear words and slang funny ( Yep that shows that I’m from America lol ) . British Comedy makes me want to understand the differences of their culture compared to America. How they call Soccer “ Football “ , How they call TV / Television “ The Telly “ , How they call French Fries “ Chips “ and how they call Potato Chips “ Crisps “ for example. Or how we call a series of episodes per year of a television show a Season where in Britain they call it a series but we call the show as a whole a “ series “ . lol It’s interesting and fun to learn. Saying an American version of Spitting Image and or Les Guignols De L’info is kind of like saying an American Monty Python’s Flying Circus. To me , that sounds like a total dystopia , just like any reboot / remake that’s not from the original people , it’s going to suck and it’s going to disappoint fans. But of course in capitalism , no one cares about the cult following fandom that actually cares about the show. They want to reach the masses.

Americans for the most part never heard of Spitting Image and Les Guignols De L’info. The only thing about Spitting Image that most Americans know about is the Genesis Land of Confusion music video from 1986 , and even then most people think all the puppets were created for that one music video. They have absolutely no idea they had a television show of their own. However those who were around the 1980s might have remembered the 3 NBC Specials.

It’s kind of like answering the same question on why the 1990s Muppet Movies were so good and better than The Muppets ( 2011 ) and Muppets Most Wanted , all four movies were made after Jim Henson’s death and all four had The Walt Disney Company involved. The answer to that is the same with why the NBC Spitting Image specials were great , they were made by the original crew .

I think Sid and Marty Krofft were hired to create DC Follies . Sid Krofft said that with DC Follies he was delivering what the American audiences wanted to see but not vicious like Spitting Image.

And that’s my point . If an American Spitting Image and or Les Guignols was possible then it would end up like a cross between DC Follies and Saturday Night Live.

Americans are very cautious with their satire for the most part. Kind of liberal. Unless you count South Park which is currently Right Wing Libertarian ( The Libertarian Party ) and kind of centrist and same with most American satire like Bill Maher and SuperNews! ( which was inspired by 2DTV I think ) .

Besides , there’s already an American Spitting Image show out in time of Trump which is Stephen Cobert’s Our Cartoon President on Showtime. And it just makes SuperNews! Look good and it’s not as great as Lil Bush which was on Comedy Central years ago when I was in high school .

I heard about the Les Guignols American revival which someone from The Daily Show with John Stewart being involved as well as Robert Smigel ( Saturday TV Funhouse from SNL which I’m a fan of ) . It’s almost like no one seen the PBS documentary “ Anti-Americans : A Love / Hate Relationship “ . It’s like the magazine version of Les Guignols De L’info was Charlie Hebdo and Spitting Image was like a cross between Mad Magazine and Private Eye Magazine as well as Week Ending / Dead Ringers .

In Europe they were fearless when it comes to satire. Les Guignols De L’info lasted 18 years longer than Spitting Image , had a bigger budget and they went beyond any satire show I’ve ever seen.

And when Charlie Hebdo got attacked in 2015 , Les Guignols reported it with the same fearless satire as Charlie Hebdo. I often wonder if that was the reason why they were about to get canceled.

The big story was that Vincent Bolloré bought Canal+ and was going to cancel Les Guignols De L’info as a favor from his friend Nicolas Sarkozy due to his worry that Les Guignols would ruin his chances of being re-elected in 2017.

The writers from the 2000s were fired , the producer / show runner shortly after , Les Guignols was half it’s length and the budget kept dropping until they were canceled in 2018.

What was interesting was there was 3 last episodes mocking the situation.

One was PPD in the familiar Les Guignols De L’info setting going to a crew party where he hears the show was getting canceled and he packs up .

The other one was a goodbye song which is quite similar to the ending of Spitting Image in 1996 except it was more low key.

The final episode featured PPD and Jacques Chirac leaving the Canal + studio where Bob Sylvester of The World Company dismisses them. The last episode ends with PPD looking back and leaving slowing in depression , sadness and that feeling of loss that the satirists lost and the evil capitalists have won.

There’s clearly a difference between American humor , satire and culture vs Europe humor , satire and culture . And if one or the other shows were revived , it won’t matter if they are going to go after Trump , the show would be commodified , dumb down and just like all the great classic cartoon characters , they would become shadows of their former selves .

So when Roger Law mentioned in an interview that the American revival was going to be written by Americans , I knew that was a sign that it wasn’t going to be great. Both shows didn’t mind not being patriotic and nationalistic to America but in America it’s a totally different story. If you are not patriotic in America , people will hate you and want you out of the country.

The new Spitting Image puppets look so good , it looks more like the heyday Spitting Image from 1984 – 1986 and not so much the Pablo Bach caricatures from the mid 1980s until the end of the run as well as 2DTV and Contra Informação ( which had some obscure Spitting Image puppets on there . )

But when you don’t have great satirists like Ian Hislop on board , and you have American writers instead ( which is not likely they are going to be leftist or even at least as progressive as the ones who written great satire on the show Dinosaurs ) , It’s not like they heyday of Mad Magazine is what I’m getting at.

Still I’ll be excited to see Spitting Image / Les Guignols De L’info either way. Besides there should be a better release for them on DVD and digital anyways.

_ Erica

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Can Satire help bring peace ? ( I think it’s possible. )

Can Satire help bring peace ? ( I think it’s possible. )

Can Satire help bring peace ? ( I think it’s possible. )

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I identify with many empaths including ( and probably not limited to ) crystal child adult , indigo , starseed , old soul , lightworker , twin flame , INFP personality type , Transgender Lesbian Woman , Androgynous Femme , Pisces , etc

But I also identify as a Heyoka . A Heyoka is a mirror empath which term is most familiar with the native american spirituality and culture. Yes on my mother side I’m part French Canadian Native American. So wonder I love Dreamcatchers so much. 🙂

Anyway , Heyoka’s spirits are appreciated because they think outside the box , they come from a culture where criticism even if it’s harsh is appreciated with gratitude to help people’s personal and spiritual growth. Heyoka’s are known as the most powerful empath ever and perhaps are known as the satirists and even the “ Anarchists “ of spirituality.

The sacred clown as well.

Pretty sweet eh ?

Well you know how hierarchical society is. It’s a world that needs love but people live in hate and fear. The liberals are very sensitive to intellectualism and trigger warnings aren’t going to help and conservatives live in hate and fear and feel the most comfort in not only fascism but being capitalists ( illuminati ) ruling this world using hate and fear … consciously or unconsciously …. Yeah they need to go to a psychiatric hospital !

So if love is what people need , why won’t they accept it ? Perhaps realism is such an ego shell to protect people from hurt.

If your a lightworker and your doing the best you can to treat them with equality and peace and they just fire off negative stuff at you…. 

You need a good laugh.

Satire can help Anarchism build the new world in the shell of the old , Satire is deep spirituality because I know as a Twin Flame in Ascension working towards Union IT CAN HURT BIG TIME but we learn to get back on the ball of spiritual alignment and become better people going through it … yeah not in The Secret right ? Someone can mention Heyoka on their website but when they are faced with one… They don’t recognize one of their own. https://officialericcrooks.blogspot.com/2019/07/spiritual-anarchism-anarchism-vs-new.html

But perhaps it’s only funny to those who are awaken to the truth.

It’s like America has Mad Magazine and South Park .

The UK Had Spitting Image , Alternative Comedians ( Rik Mayall and The Young Ones / Hale & Pace / Monty Python’s Flying Circus ) and of course Ian Hislop ( Spitting Image / Have I Got News For You / Private Eye Magazine )

France has Charlie Hedbo and Les Guignols De L’info

Even my satirical works , it can either make someone laugh with me or make someone vomit.

Kind of like that time I had that film screening in Providence RI where someone walked out without asking for a refund.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEEixkzR4bg

This very complication of the best of my work which was technically edited to a PG / PG-13 level still SHOCKED people. This one person was like “ Oooohh That Erica Crooks , how disgusting ! For a Transgender Woman … I expected better from her ! “

The projectionist didn’t bother saying what he thought. Perhaps this guy who wouldn’t bother giving it a compliment pretty much didn’t like it. Ironically it was the same projectionist from my first screening in 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RhjrAvcT8I&list=PLJLbzpbdP5rkwzxjzTVhXiGZyfbOfDh25

When one is a satirist , the big aspect is you want to encourage people to think.

American culture to me is so superficial and philistine. Art museums reactions are all about “ Oooh I like this painting because it’s beautiful . Oooh I don’t like this painting ( and doesn’t bother explaining why )“

I feel in an Anarchist Society , things like this would be appreciated.

Perhaps perceptions of Spirituality if any who reject the idea might find something fascinating in the phenomenon wonder since their lives would be better under Anarchism , perhaps people might me open minded to it more like how Native Americans are about they Heyoka Empath.

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_ Erica

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Is Satire the Ultimate Controversial Taboo ? Is the World Too Sensitive for Satire ?

Is Satire the Ultimate Controversial Taboo ?

Is the World Too Sensitive for Satire ?

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I’m sure you probably remember the old saying “ Never ever talk to people about religion and politics . “ The thing that I quickly understood is that there was a lot of sacred cows in which people would sweep under the rug and leave alone.

Right Wing people think anyone who’s left leaning , leftists and minorities are wicked demons from Hell that want to destroy everyone , everywhere and everything creating the most hellish of dystopias. I’ve already said in my previous blog videos and articles that it’s nothing more but right wing people using scapegoats to attack us. Why ? Because they are sociopaths of course. I recommend Section B of The Anarchist FAQ for more information on that.

http://anarchism.pageabode.com/afaq/secB1.html

In my most recent blog articles and videos I have talked about something pure and simple. The World needs love but we live in a world of hate and fear. And I know this is something that most people seek , I’ve been talking in a video for about an hour and that is just one of many. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MFuYrhmyLo

Today I would like to talk about the subject of “ SATIRE “ again and no I don’t think Satire is bad vibrational energy because everyone’s triggers are something individuals needs to heal from within. http://officialericcrooks.blogspot.com/2018/12/anarchism-satire-is-not-bad-vibrational.html

What is satire anyway ? Well , satire in my opinion is political literature and entertainment. I’ve seen a pattern relating to satire and left leaning people as well as arts , entertainment , comedy , and rock and pop music for the most part .

How satire works is the satirist makes fun of all the vices and follies they spot and they exaggerate it to the point where it’s comical . However the thing about a sense of humor is the one who has it needs to generally be well educated and “ EMOTIONALLY STABLE “ .

A great example of this is when I had a film screening in February 2017 and there was a sign that clearly said “ Adult Puppetry and Rude Cartoons “ . Obviously this does not look family friendly in the mid late 2010s according to society norms . But there are adults who are not very emotionally stable. “ OOOH ! That Erica Crooks ! HOW DISGUSTING ! For a Transgender Woman , I expected better from her ! “

Want to see the oh so sinful , evil film that I made that isn’t very sinful and evil at all ?

In fact , it was satire.

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Now at the time I write this very blog article , I just got done with releasing the 6th part of my adult puppet and cartoon show ( yes again , satire ) “ The Erica Crooks Show “

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSd4n-oNjDA

If there was anything that would upset anyone , it might be a parody I did referencing how Sesame Street had became strongly liberal politically within the past 10 years. Now most left leaning people are liberal , however Sesame Street had become political in a sense within the last 10 years regarding stuff that Anarchists ( which I am too ) would debate.

Police and Military , but also Sesame Street had promoted the hell out of their next main character “ Julia “ , the first Muppet with Autism. Now when I think of a puppet that has major mental disabilities I’m thinking “ Special Ed “ from Crank Yankers. Basically that’s politically incorrect humor and of course the show would aim on a right wing libertarian which is the other norm in politics and Adam Carolla being right wing conservative ( and controversially not funny ) . Now am I ablest ? The answer is no. I have a friend who has high functioning autism and I see him as a person. I was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome in childhood and even recently last year as a 30 year old adult .

I do believe people with certain personality types get diagnosed with such , like me as an INFP , me as a Transgender Lesbian. I made a video about that called iNtuitive Discrimination right here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEV24baR0H4 .

Perhaps people with disabilities get discriminated all the time. I won’t be surprised. My friend which I have mentioned told me stories of how some guys would throw eggs at him while taking a walk , I even hurt my friend get bullied while we chatted over the phone. Do you think I was laughing ? NO FREAKIN’ WAY , I was concerned about my friend. That’s would friends should do. Now with Sesame Street having an autistic Muppet , do I feel that was the right thing to do ? Well look here , if you remember Classic Sesame Street , they had a human cast member ( and I think Bob’s girlfriend ) named Linda and the character as well as the actress were Deaf . https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Linda But the character disappeared with the actress who left the show. So when it comes to Sesame Street talking about subject matter like disabilities , they already did it. Richard Hunt performed a blind Muppet Monster in one season in the early 1980s , it’s strange because it’s a Muppet so if you did it already with a human …. There was a writer on Sesame Street who had a kid with autism or down syndrome which there was a few segments on Sesame Street with Ernie in the early 1980s . The point Sesame Street was making back then was acceptance .

Sesame Street had become a totally different show now and EXTREMELY cutesy.

In my parody of Sesame Street “ Liberal Street “ I was making the argument that the show used to be a hilarious comedy show that was also educational to kids which the family could enjoy on all levels . Today it’s turned into just another one of those cliche little kid shows that older kids , teens and adults make fun of on a regular basis which is really sad for me as a HUGE fan of classic Muppets. The Liberal Street sketch was also being horribly sarcastic in how it claims to be so revolutionary that things that ACTUALLY DO HAPPEN WITH DISABLED CHILDREN such as meltdowns are barely mentioned.

It’s very debatable if kids should receive the classic message of equality no matter what or get a huge lecture . But again as an Anarchist , the Liberal Street sketch was more of a satire on liberal politics , Sesame Street switching their format due to struggling to survive financially despite the show already going downhill since the mid / late 1990s .

In no means was the satire about “ HEY LET’S MAKE FUN OF DISABLED PEOPLE ! “ despite the fact a disabled puppet enters near the end of the sketch , the point was really playing a character who’s easily startled , especially when the Liberal host character screams in their face in joy and completely ignoring the fact they scared him and it’s not appropriate to have someone in his condition on a television show just to help boost ratings . Also the satire is how liberals just see them not as disabled but thinking outside the box even though they lit the set on fire screaming in terror and confusion. So the joke is the liberal is way too busy being delusional thinking everything around them is happy and great while ignoring the disabled character who’s in terror and all he really needs is someone to comfort him and someone to put THE DAMN FIRE OUT !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCzvlZzQAkM

Will most people get the joke or do they think it’s of bad taste of me EVEN mentioning a subject that’s taken seriously and dare to make it into comedy ? Disgusting isn’t it ?

Well satire isn’t “ Shock for the sake of shock “ , it’s to make you think.

As an Anarchist the scary truth of the world is people would rather not think for themselves and be codependent .

Another example ( not necessarily satire or humor ) but I can put a blog video talking about “ Even though I’m different , I love me for who I am even though people will hate me for being different. “

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJshQ8N-Z_k

Heck most of my videos on youtube get thumbs down even if I did something happy and friendly which I tend to do in my blog videos anyways.

https://www.youtube.com/user/officialericcrooks/videos

It’s like you have to conform to being a cisgender white heterosexual man and be a blindly obeying supporter of authoritarian politics if you don’t want to get bullied.

There’s a book with a great title called “ What you think of me is none of my business . “

Some of that is true , but again we live in a world of hate and fear. How wonderful would it be if it was easy to find people who would love you for who you are and not stab you in the back or insult you and humiliate you on the internet even if you did absolutely nothing wrong.

There’s two kinds of toxic people in this world , those with money which equals more power and those who don’t have money. They are still just as toxic. If Trump was an average narcissist with little money , people would still not like him.

On the other hand we have a bunch of people who are submissive and feel absolutely powerless . So they fall into depression , use addictions to num the pain , etc.

People want an exit from this misery . May I make a few suggestions ?

( 1. Sometimes laughter is the best medicine and something to survive in this game called life.

( 2. If your an innocent person and you lived a rough life , it’s not your fault.

As an Anarchist , I know for a fact you are not alone. http://anarchism.pageabode.com/afaq/index.html

( 3. Regardless where you are at or even in jail or you have only a month to live or live on a small island , use Law of Attraction.

https://raiseyourvibrationtoday.com/2016/07/18/signs-mastering-the-law-of-attraction/

So going back to satire , are people too miserable , not very intelligent and emotionally unstable to accept satire ?

I remember awhile back while walking to a local coffee shop , I found a screenplay near the road all dirty with torn pages and all. I contacted the writer who told me that he hired someone to pass his script along with his motorcycle. I guess this person took advantage of his guy. This guy had it rough , he was going through a messy divorce and wanted to make a living in Hollywood California as a Romance Movie screenplay writer.

I showed him my satire work and he hated it and he told me that he didn’t like Robert Crumb. He explained to me that he was tired and sick of seeing the bad things in life and he just wants simple entertainment that would make him smile.

I hear this a lot. People want entertainment that would help them escape reality , or someone wants sitcom slapstick humor just to get away from the frustration of politics and their horrible life.

Rik Mayall mentioned in a 1999 interview that there’s people who just need a laugh like a drug or a drink. Even people will start to giggle to a noise of a fart at a funeral because it’s like a little bubble of bliss even though they are taught it’s a taboo and they will be hated for it. “ But when we are happy , we can laugh out of joy ! “

Remember years ago when people used to read BOOKS ? People have gotten angry with me for tying long emails , people just want to read a two sentence comment on the internet and that’s it. It’s all about video not blog articles or comics , and that’s a real same , and it’s quite philistine and anti-intellectual in my opinion.

People are too busy making ends meet with individual self concern. They want leftist Anarchists such as my self to shut the hell up ! Their life is sad already and I’m just making things worse. Why don’t I just go away and leave them the hell alone !

Oh so buying something for yourself is the answer to your problems then ?

How about your addictions ? What about those thoughts when people treated you wrong ? How about those endless nights of the lack of sleep as the past keeps haunting you ?

For those who are awaken to the truth that the world needs love but we live in a world of hate and fear , perhaps we are lightworkers in some way. There’s people like me that seek to look outside the box. However there’s many who only think inside the box , why ?

Their BAD PARENTS AND THIS HIERARCHICAL ENVIRONMENT !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdsRYRJD8H8&list=PLTQuxw8TiSNB3SfoTGCp7FniqCbmynZeq&index=59&t=661s

Finally I would like to point out that I have made many of these points already however people tend to continue acting like they do because they don’t listen , they don’t want to listen.  They feel better when they are putting me down.

They just love bullying innocent people just because they are different.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gloT6CjqITk&list=PLTQuxw8TiSNB3SfoTGCp7FniqCbmynZeq&index=57

  

Like minded people should stick together .

Finally I would like to note that one of my missions in life is to reach out to like minded people. I am a Heyoka Empath so I tend to sake up the bottle for the sake of love and light even though it seems like I would drag everyone to hell first. lol

As I stated in a previous article Internet Social Life ,

http://officialericcrooks.blogspot.com/2019/01/internet-social-life.html

I would love to continue doing what I love doing just as long as it has support . So if you enjoy what I do and you can relate to it , feel free to spread the word .

Lightworkers are like Earth Angels to help humanity.

For those who just want to pick on me and bring me down , well the joke is on the bullies because it’s them who are wasting their lives away in hate and fear and not waking up to the truth to better their lives.

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