It Always Makes Sense To Ridicule Politicians, Especially The Ones In Power

When comedians mock politicians selectively it turns satire into a joke. A bad one.
R.F. Wilson writes from London a continuing report about the nest of weasels in politics and people in the public eye.

Nobel Committee Chairman Thorbjorn Jagland pre...

Nobel Committee Chairman Thorbjorn Jagland presents President Barack Obama with the Nobel Prize medal and diploma during the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Raadhuset Main Hall at Oslo City Hall in Oslo, Norway, Dec. 10, 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The angle approached by Mr Wilson is one of understanding leftie politicians. People who have proved themselves in this way are Tony Blair, Barack Obama as the  jokes pour in about right-wing values.

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Contrastingly comedians also still talk about Ronald Reagan,  Margaret Thatcher, George Bush and Sarah Palin, who don’t matter much now.

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Political satire and comedy about New Labour cabinet from the BBC shows like Have I Got News For You supported by comedians Paul Merton and Ian Hislop meant  ‘Blair and his cronies had it very easy’. See what else Mr Wilson has to say over on Stirring Trouble Internationally.

Spitting Image puppet of Maggie Thatcher (sorr...

Spitting Image puppet of Maggie Thatcher (sorry about the reflected lights!) (Photo credit: marcus_jb1973)

A Nobel Peace Prize for Obama and more about  American political satire in today’s interesting post called ‘Comedians Should Be Making Life Hell For All Politicians. Without Exceptions’.

See on www.stirringtroubleinternationally.com

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5 thoughts on “It Always Makes Sense To Ridicule Politicians, Especially The Ones In Power

  1. Well said. But I think we do not ridicule politicians but they are ridiculous while hiding their hypocrisies behind the pretended sweet talks and plastic smiles.

    • Hypocrisies sure thing Sandeep well done anyone in particular you feel has a happy plastic smile, let us know. You have picked an interesting discussion but who do you mean?

      • No body in particular but they are all the same. In every country. Most of the faces in your post above have a fixed plastic smile. Have you ever seen a politician expressing his displeasure over any issue, in public, without a smile? That is the point.

  2. I totally agree with what you are saying. Easier criticizing the system in place rather than taking a firm resolve to break into it and mold it. Human inertia always takes effect.

  3. Video is a good representation spoof but therre are many in reality. But the video brings out the point, I was referring to.

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