As I write this, Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, has been arrested in the UK on a warrant from Interpol, ( the EU central police force ), for extradition to Sweden. At this point, I hear, his high crime or misdemeanor was not wearing a condom during sex. With a thirty-something feminist who invited him to her place. Is this ridiculous or what?
At the same time, the EU is not executing any outstanding warrants to prosecute intelligence "analysts" who fed cooked "data" and forged documents to their masters to justify wars that have cost hundreds of thousands of lives and earned hundreds of billions of dollars for arms merchants.
At the same time, the EU is not executing any outstanding warrants against "gentlemen" who are running sex-slave rings between Ukraine and Tel Aviv, using literally thousands of vulnerable women in order to make for themselves hundreds of millions of dollars in literally obscene profits.
At the same time, the EU is not executing any outstanding warrants against international bank fraudsters for stealing hundreds of billions. Last year; twenty years ago; this year; next year.
At the same time, the EU is not investigating Tony Blair for conspiracy to commit war crimes. Not when he was in office; and not when he is out.
At the same time, the EU is not investigating charges that the CIA was using European airports for staging prisoners to its secret rendition programs in not-so-secret EU locations. They've been doing it for better than a decade.
At the same time, the Western Media are not howling for these investigations to happen.
Which is to say that the EU and the US and the Western Media are the coordinate tentacles of an utterly corrupted political monstrosity, the precise nature of which can only be guessed at. But it can fairly be called, the Perpetual International Security State. (I think that an acronym could possibly be devised to identify this entity more briefly and more pungently.)
So, if things are this bad, why is it time to laugh?
Because things are this bad. Only humor has a chance of getting us through this, even if it is gallows humor. It is high time to subject these foolish shepherds to the ridicule they deserve. ( Did you hear the one about the poor arms merchants who had to start stealing from each other because nobody else had any money left? )
It is also time to begin gently but truly ridiculing the sheeple to wake them out of their docility. (Did you hear the one about the Republican who still thought the war in Iraq was about setting Muslims free?)
I propose that a collection of well-crafted jokes be devised that holds the mirror up to these guys, while giving them a face-saving way of changing their behavior.
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This is a post that I may well modify or extend, since it feels incomplete. But your comments, and your suggestions for possible good jokes are most welcome. We need a Saturday Night Live approach, and I am looking for friends who have a well-developed sense of the ridiculous to help me take this on. Funnier than the ones I just tried out in the post above.
Much funnier. Seriously.
Thanks. See you, hopefully, in the comments section below.