Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “starts with mono.” Find a word that starts with “mono” and use it in your post. Enjoy!
My immediate thought on the prompt was “monocle”. Of course, the laughable character of Colonel Klink was the next.
The satire in the 1960s TV show Hogan’s Heroes represented the Nazi’s as buffoons. It was hilarious while giving ‘the finger’ to the forces that we helped defeat in WWII.
Of course, the war wasn’t one bit humorous! Yet, enough time had elapsed for us to make ‘sport’ of the losing side and to express our continued disdain for it. We more than deserved to take another bow for the significant part our soldiers had played in toppling that evil regime.
Mockery plays a big part in comedy and is the basis for satire and sarcasm. It’s absurdly considered ‘an act of hate’ now. If human beings aren’t allowed to mock the powerful or absurd, we’re in big trouble. Making satire a social taboo takes away our voices and hides (never eliminates) unrest which can fester into violence when it isn’t allowed to be expressed. People onboard with inhibiting any kind of speech ought to reconsider what they’re doing.
My granddaughter always says, “Here comes the lesson! “, as most of my conversations lead to one. 😉
Speak freely and laugh often, my friends! Happy Saturday.
12 thoughts on “SoCS- 4/15/23 It’s All a Mockery”
There’s a saying ‘many a true word is said in jest’… maybe ‘they’ don’t like the true word being spoken.
Susan: Long Live Laughter! 😃
😀 Precisely! Thanks, Tom.
We learn from history, try not to make the same mistakes.
Yes. Thanks. 😊
The wonderful thing about “Hogan’s Heroes” is that the main Germans (Klink, Schultz, Burkhalter, Hochstetter) were all played by Jews. Werner Klemperer, John Banner, and Leon Askin were all refugees, and all served in the US Army, Klemperer as an entertainer, while Banner and Askin were sergeants. Howard Caine (né Cohen) was from Tennessee and served in the Navy. He was a champion clawhammer banjo player.
Thanks! I didn’t know every bit of that information. Glad to have it attached to my post. 😁👏
A great lesson! Thanks for the advice! xo
Something good? This article.
Thanks Oneta. 😊
Nice topic describe. Really true look both of eyes. Noat allowed it’s!
Believing what you see not what you’re told is a good practice. 😉