Good Satire

The ability to write good satire is, like writing pop(ular) music, hugely underrated. Good satire is not only biting (but not cruel), but it also funny. In addition, good satire can address topics that are normally considered untouchable.

For example, let’s look at the transgender invasion of women’s sports, this is the most recent example (but do your own web search on, say, “transgender women’s world record”). Everybody (normal) knows this is ridiculous, but no one speaks against it for fear of being considered bigoted – this is yet another manifestation of Dalrymple’s Political Correctness.

Babylon Bee is nowadays the foremost source of good satire. And it is consistently good. An entry from yesterday is no exception: Motorcyclist Who Identifies As Bicyclist Sets Cycling World Record

In an inspiring story from the world of professional cycling, a motorcyclist who identifies as a bicyclist has crushed all the regular bicyclists, setting an unbelievable world record.


“Some critics say he needs to cut off his motor in order to make the competition fairer, but he quickly called these people bigots, and they were immediately banned from professional cycle racing.”

Update (20191029): Don Surber agrees with me and brings a second perspective.

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