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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Irony, Ridicule, Sarcasm

Only those who have forgotten or never lived the double consciousness of the threatened margin could pronounce irony a vehicle of despair, since it is irony that provides for many of us the only way to survive the world or find any beauty in it at all. Ridiculing the ridiculous is a joyful expression in the face of intransigent error or evil that they can be overcome. To recognize that one is ridiculous is a precondition for indulging in ridicule. Sarcasm is like irony, but without the courage of conviction.

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