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Why we need some Python spirit - Our absurd cultural climate is ripe for ridicule

Why we need some Python spirit - Our absurd cultural climate is ripe for ridicule

Date Published: 
Tuesday, 30 October, 2018
Summary: 

It was George Orwell who pointed out, in an analysis of the goose-step, that it could only flourish in countries where people were afraid enough not to laugh at its silliness. Indeed, it’s very absurdity was a demonstration of power: ‘Yes, I am ugly, and you daren’t laugh at me.’

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The moral righteousness of such people makes ‘liberal media elite’ feel too slick and deodorising a label. They are the humbug junta – smug and hollow – who have hardened into a kind of cultural occupying power. A fitting subject for Monty Python, you might argue – if only they were still in licensed currency.