Satirical Writers Infiltrate and Mock the Left to Take Down Progressivism

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In the age of Donald Trump, progressives face some of the greatest challenges ever faced by the left. The alt right are rejecting our code of civil discourse, known as political correctness, and wearing their racism and sexism like a badge of honor. Fake news peddlers are filling the internet with deceptive misinformation and lies that support right wing positions. And our openly bigoted so-called president is uttering gaff after gaff and tearing this once beautiful diverse country apart. But perhaps the most pressing issue facing the left of all is the growing number of satirical writers infiltrating our ranks and seeking to undermine our image and credibility. These writers have edged their way into almost every major online news publication, and people are not even aware of it. Their articles may at first appear reasonable, but to the trained eye, there is always a tell – a sign that they don’t really mean what they say. They may appear to hold the same beliefs as us, but the way they write about our positions is deliberately ridiculous and intended to make us look foolish.

Two weeks ago, we unveiled that Michael Harriot of the Root, was likely a secret KKK collaborator according to anonymous sources, and shockingly he admitted it shortly after we posted the article. Michael Harriot has been posting articles at the largest black news site on the web under the guise of being a black activist, when really he is an apologist for white racists. The shocking thing is, even after admitting his true identity, his readers still think he was joking, and still read his articles daily. He is purposefully undermining the civil rights movement, has admitted so, and yet is still deceiving thousands of readers by inserting silly arguments and ridiculous statements into his articles!

Another example is Everyday Feminism. As one of the most respected names in feminist news, the site has naturally been a target for alt right infiltrators. Many of the articles appear completely sane and reasonable, such as an article about transgender birth control, and what it means to be asexual. But every now and then, they post something completely out of this universe that makes you question the writer’s seriousness, such as this article on how gendered nouns in languages like French and German, might be offensive to gender queer people. Sure, they have a serious point there, but did the title have to describe the topic so bluntly? They must know that many people who have been indoctrinated with cisnormativity will be shocked by these ideas, and need to be gradually inducted into progressivism. But the writer says it in a way that is sure to scare people away.

And then we have the Daily Kos, which is notorious for their questionable alliance with progressives. A while ago, the Daily Kos harassed our accredited writer, Black Lives Matter, for using the phrase “Black Lives Matter”, a phrase that as a black man he is of course entitled to use. This is a clear example of racism, and a scary indication that one of the largest progressive news sites on the internet might in fact be satirical. They also post articles like this, which refer to “evidence” of Russia collusion, without actually stating what the evidence is, such as statements by anonymous sources, meetings with Russian officials or visits to Russia. The author makes it sound like there isn’t actually any evidence for the collusion at all.

Satirical imitation of progressives is a serious problem. Not only are these writers undermining our movement and making us look like fools – they are also having fun while doing it, and the last thing we need is for conservatives to be having fun. Conservatives need to apologize and grovel to us for their horribly bigoted beliefs. This is a travesty and it must end now! Satire needs to be banned. It normalizes bigoted beliefs and encourages people to laugh at progressives and see them as freaks and clowns, when really we’re morally righteous, super smart and important! Nobody should be allowed to mock us! These terrorists will be stopped, and we don’t give a damn if they think they’re exercising their “free speech”. Subversive speech is hate speech, and hate speech cannot coexist with free speech. Our movement will be purged of these traitors, mark my words.

Pbier

I strongly object to satire in principle because it is all about deception and using a false narrative. In history, there was arguably a role for political satire in order to highlight injustice, for example, and how extreme certain ideas and policies were. Now that the modern world is essentially liberal and progressive ideas are mainstream, satire is no longer needed. Any publication which nonetheless employs satire should make it abundantly clear to the reader (e.g. in the ‘about’ section), otherwise it is basically misleading.

drb6
drb6

Understanding satire requires intelligence, and consequently it is ableist.

Mulah Futon Armoir
Mulah Futon Armoir

There should be laws to protect us form non-accredited satire and sarcasm. Hate words are violence and violence should be stopped by pepper spray and rocks. When our Muslim brothers and sisters and non binary gender intersectionalists weed out a transgressor they deal with them quickly by burying them alive or stoning them to death. This quickly puts and end to to their violent speech.

dodgy geezer
dodgy geezer

Seems a very balanced and reasonable piece to me…

Make my votes count
Make my votes count

I for one would never stand for satire. That is perhaps why the article by Mr.Harriot was confusing to me. He referred to an obvious infliction called “wypipo’s Tourette’s syndrome”.
Are there an physicians on this forum to tell me, Is this an actual communicable disease or just some more satire created by the author?
I am a bit of a hypochondriac so I am now afraid I may have been exposed.

That is why satire is so bad it creates fear in other people.

Dr. Y. P. Pull
Dr. Y. P. Pull

MMVC, I am a physician with the World Health Organization and I can tell you that you are now in danger of contacting Wypipo’s Tourette’s by by merely typing the words. Thank Allah that I have been inoculated with a shot in the knee with a grow hormone so I’m immune.

Make my votes count
Make my votes count

I hate to ask for free medical advice but with Trump taking away my health care I have little choice.
Are you certain that the chemicals Monsanto placed in my foods or drinking water don’t already protect me. What about all the Chem trails, surely they’ve added something to help prevent this illness.
You mentioned an inoculation. I had many immunizations as a child and am required to take a flu shot yearly. Any of them?
Otherwise I will be heading to the free clinic to see which of AT’s many pharmaceutical sponsors will provide me with a cure.

Black Lives Matter

These so-called “satirists” should be jailed. Hate speech is not free speech.

Bureaucrat
Bureaucrat

Thank you for calling out these infiltrators.

I am a strong advocate for common sense speech legislation.

Our California town is on track towards implementing my common sense costume law by Halloween 2018 and we hope to have some common sense speech laws move through shortly after we set the precedent with our common sense costume law.

drb6
drb6

A very timely and excellent article MDB. When I browse progressive websites, I often find myself wondering if articles posted on those are written by closet conservative trolls who just want to make progressives look bad. Many opinions expressed there are so far beyond any common sense that there can be no other rational explanation. This must be contrasted with Accredited Times, which expresses common-sense, progressive take at world problems and can not be accused of any sarcasm or humor (other than making accredited fun of conservatives, of course).

Ggg
Ggg

What movement? Anti white male racism and omission of traditional left political programs lol

#white-privilege

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