Maybe you thought totalitarians were a bunch of gruesome, friendless, socially mal-adjusted creeps?
Well it seems you were right, because they really, really don’t get satire.
Seems like our friends at ‘The Onion’ have fooled another bunch of murdering sociopaths, this time your friendly neighbourhood Tiananmen square apologists, the Chinese Communist party.
And remember ‘The Onion’ doesn’t set out to spoof people, it is meant to be satire.
And this is why a free press is so vital. Yes, they might behave badly, yes they might be vile, but the freedom to be vile, the freedom to be racist, the freedom to mock divers etc is the freedom to hold the government to account. It’s the freedom to be …. free.
So Brian, sorry m’lord Justice Leveson, but Guido Fawkes with his intrigues, The Telegraph with MP’s expenses or ‘The Sun’ with tits, protect the last vestiges of our freedom. Parliament has long since given up its role as defender of our rights, the courts do as they are told, Guido is the last line in the sand between us and Kim-Jong-Cameron/Milliband.
That and the various folks at Cats and Dick Puddlecote and Anna Raccoon and Ambush Predator and Leg-Iron and the Snow Wolf and two dozen others I read that heckle the steam roller.
M’Lord, Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici and I cannot in good conscience be silenced.