WARNING: SATIRE AHEAD
Just in case you were asleep in the back row during eighth grade English or your current writing instructor hasn’t covered this genre yet in New Speak 101, what with all the social justice, Marxism, the “science” of Big Pharma and government bureaucrats, and “equity” not to be confused with “equality,” to unpack and display in class, not to mention how much time it takes some of them to plan field trips to the local drag queen story hour and/or “mostly peaceful ‘protests’ downtown,” and so on, I’ve provided the definition below.
I suggest reviewing what might be missing if the reader, like many others, is attempting to piece together some sense of, well, sense, in the fast-disintegrating dystopian world we seem to be living in just now.
It would be more amusing if it were the old Saturday Night Live program (when the satirists didn’t seem so constrained by the Cancel Culture). Unfortunately, however, the pure comedy of the old days seems to be more tragic than comedic today.
The original definition is much longer, but here are my favorite parts (I bolded the best). – pbn
Satire is a genre of the visual, literary, and performing arts, usually in the form of fiction and less frequently non-fiction, in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, often with the intent of shaming or exposing the perceived flaws of individuals, corporations, government, or society itself into improvement. Although satire is usually meant to be humorous, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit to draw attention to both particular and wider issues in society. [Ya think? – pbn]
A feature of satire is strong irony or sarcasm —”in satire, irony is militant”, according to literary critic Northrop Frye— but parody, burlesque, exaggeration, juxtaposition, comparison, analogy, and double entendre are all frequently used in satirical speech and writing. This “militant” irony or sarcasm often professes to approve of (or at least accept as natural) the very things the satirist wishes to question. Continue reading at Wikipedia…
P.S. Dice chose a great way to get an audience who, if they are either too influenced by New Think or opposed to his opinions (or if they even agree with him), by their own rule must remain silent during audience comments. By means of YouTube, millions of others also get a chance to hear him out.
The Council may have no power over Disney’s choices, but their chamber is still a good choice for Dice because he does not have to suffer the usual anti-free-speech crowd’s antics peppered with F-bombs and sometimes real ones, depending on what the opposition is allowed to get away with in a given political jurisdiction.