This from the Onion confirms our suspicions. Excerpt in italics with my bolds.
Report: Everything Slightly Worse Than Yesterday
NEW YORK—Emphasizing that the phenomenon is barely perceptible on a daily basis yet significant when observed on the whole, the nation’s top qualitative experts released a report Monday confirming that everything in every significant area of life is, in fact, slightly worse than it was yesterday. “While there are by no means any drastic changes for the worse in any given 24-hour period, we have observed a measurable and steady decline in each passing day,” the report read in part, specifically noting gradual but perceptible declines in personal wealth, food quality, the overall love shared by humanity, and the warmth of sunlight. “The outlook certainly looks bleak for the things that bring you joy, be it conversation with friends or the sound of children’s laughter, as they slowly become less and less fulfilling. Your favorite song will eventually become grating, the touch of your lover harsh and abrasive, and your own thoughts bitter and abhorrent as your mind itself sours.”
The report also noted that you should have noticed by now but your very awareness of things has diminished and grown hazy.
OK, but they forgot to mention that it is worst for children, women and minorities, and that cutting fossil fuels would solve this.
Humor is important as a means of poking holes in narratives that assert beliefs contrary to reality. Jimbob has become a force skewering notions of climate change, as well as other distorted ideas comprising the “woke” PC canon. Those inside the believer bubble will not be affected, but the important audience are those ignorant or agnostic about the so called “progressive, post-modern agenda.” Philosopher Mortimer Adler put it this way:
Any teacher will tell you it is much easier to teach a student who is ignorant than one who is in error, because the student who is in error on a given point thinks that he knows whereas in fact he does not know. . .It is almost necessary to take the student who is in error and first correct the error before you can teach him. . .The path from ignorance to knowledge is shorter than the path from error to knowledge.
And the best part is that the alarmist side is denied any use of humor due to their doomsterism. Below are a selection from the many cartoons madebyjimbob, touching everything from climate change to racism, to cancel culture to genderism to the failure of higher education.
Footnote: H/T to Liz Wolfe writing at the Federalist featuring an interview with madebyjimbob A Conversation With The Anti-Political Correctness Satirist Who Is Pissing Off Instagram
Now that’s more like it! (Though I worry it might be photoshopped.)
In the spirit of approaching the end of October.
Having sold our house, we have moved into an apartment. In the course of settling in, we came across these wonderful polar bear pelts to serve as throws upon our new recliner sofa. They are soft, warm and go along with our color scheme. And I can confirm that petroleum age polar bear pelts made of 100% polyester are superior to natural ones in all respects.
Not Enough Texting?
A Test? Or Aversion Therapy?
Don’t you trust in science?
What? Have you no respect for diversity?
Not only Polar Bears are flourishing.
Are you listening IPCC?
Don’t take the Green New Deal without Helium!
Your Spell checker Knows Best.
Gender Confusion Abounds
Who’s afraid of witches?
Wait! How about probiotics?
The Reinvention of Chess
Doesn’t Anyone Like My Green New Deal?
A roundup of cartoons that caught my eye this week. H/T PatriotPost and commonsenseevaluation.
Global Warming Virtue
The Global Warming Experience
The UN Crusade
From Way Out There