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Merry Christmas: Dark Comedy Edition
Totalitarian comedy for totalitarian times.
This story is a quick collection of dark comedy. Sometimes it’s good to just laugh at the absurdity of what’s going on and know that the louder we laugh at the aspiring tyrants, the sooner their ambitions will go poof. And yes, there are many things we can do besides just laughing, but laughing is a healthy start.
#1. Merry Christmas, Peasants! (a parody by Justin Honse, notably written last year).
#2. A Christmas carol. “The Twelve Doses of Christmas.”
#3. Another Christmas carol. “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Fascism…”
#4. A take on the future.
#5. Another take on the future.
I felt nostalgic and listened to a bunch of old underground Soviet music. It sounded strangely current—except back then, there was an ideal, a dream of wonderful, free America where people could say whatever they wanted, and the grayscale Soviet absurdity did not exist. Well, isn’t history full of irony?
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