Hate Humor Is Fake Humor

One of the universal traits of humans is laughter. Someone once said “Man is the only animal that laughs. In Stranger in a Strange Land the character Michael Valentine Smith finally “groks” humans when he understands laughter.

“No, that’s the point. I grok people. I am people … so now I can say it in people talk. I’ve found out why people laugh. They laugh because it hurts so much … because it’s the only thing that’ll make it stop hurting.”

For years Reader’s Digest had a monthly section of jokes titled “Laughter is the Best Medicine.” But there is another kind of laughter that is poisonous. It comes not from humor but from hate. Nothing good comes from hate. Hate humor is fake humor.

If you had gone to visit Germany at the height of Nazi power in 1936-1938, I don’t doubt that there were people telling “jokes” about Jews that were hate humor. Hate humor is something the powerful use against the weak.

Hate humor causes hate laughter. If you want to hear hate laughter just listen to the audience’s reaction to the SNL clip at the top. It’s a typical SNL skit. You see the same thing in the late-night talk shows and in stand up comedy. The “humor” therein is not about shared humanity, it is a denial of humanity. That is unsurprising because hate humor is divisive. It singles out disfavored individuals and groups for derision.

Hate humor is not the cause of our national polarization, it is just a symptom of an underlying illness in the body politic.

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116 Responses to Hate Humor Is Fake Humor

  1. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Hate humor is a big part of the reason that I quit watching television. I’m getting squishy in my old age – this kind of stuff never used to get to me.

  2. Myiq2xu™ says:

    This guy makes me sick to my stomach. If I saw him in a restaurant I would walk up and puke on him. All I would have to do is walk up to him and the puking would happen automatically.

  3. swanspirit says:

    Boy o boy, are they mad at Alan Dershowitz,or what? That was actually funny, but not in the way they intended, I think.
    For one thing, Epstein was the Demoncrats darling, And Kate McKinnon, changing from playing Hillary Clinton, to playing the devil, isn’t that far of a lateral move. 👹 Same basic character, just a little makeup 💄 change.
    So, that’s what happens, if you cross the Demoncrats, Alan. They condemn you to.eternal damnation. It’s so religious of them.

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    Why Javelins are so significant:

  6. Myiq2xu™ says:

    More good news: I told you how Mom’s long-time friend and running buddy died recently in a rest home. In today’s obituaries was an announcement of the passing of her last boyfriend. They dated for nearly 10 years (most of the 80’s) and after they broke up she never dated anyone again.

    Mom hated that Ralph liked to golf all the time. My former stepfather was an avid golfer too, and I recall her saying something to the effect that she didn’t want to be a golf widow twice. So she basically told Ralph “Me or golf!”

    I can picture Ralph saying “I’m gonna miss her” as he was teeing off.

  7. lyn says:

    Pam Bondi is killing Hunter Biden.

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  9. Mothy67 says:

    Question about today’s SCOTUS decision – Doesn’t this mostly effect the companies bringing in cheap labor and not providing sufficient income of health insurance? Isn’t silicon valley the most screwed?

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    Quick thread …

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    Stopped by Angie’s place …

  18. taw46 says:

    Excellent. If only more of the powerful GOP/conservatives would listen to this writer. Quit reacting to their outrage and instead speak out about what the media is doing. Stop helping them do it.

    “The media’s impeachment crusade was never designed to remove President Trump from office. It was just another attempt by the media to portray him negatively while signaling to an already-exhausted electorate that they’ll keep tearing our country apart with their partisan hatred unless we choose someone else in 2020.”

  19. DeniseVB says:

    The Kobe Bryant Tragedy in one graphic ❤

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  24. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Lyrics to “The Man” by Taylor Swift”

    I would be complex
    I would be cool
    They’d say I played the field before
    I found someone to commit to
    And that would be okay
    For me to do
    Every conquest I had made
    Would make me more of a boss to you
    I’d be a fearless leader
    I’d be an alpha type
    When everyone believes ya
    What’s that like?
    I’m so sick of running
    As fast as I can
    Wondering if I’d get there quicker
    If I was a man
    And I’m so sick of them
    Coming at me again
    ‘Cause if I was a man
    Then I’d be the man
    I’d be the man
    I’d be the man
    They’d say I hustled
    Put in the work
    They wouldn’t shake their heads
    And question how much of this I deserve
    What I was wearing, if I was rude
    Could all be separated from my good ideas and power moves
    And we would toast to me, oh, let the players play
    I’d be just like Leo, in Saint-Tropez
    I’m so sick of running
    As fast as I can
    Wondering if I’d get there quicker
    If I was a man
    And I’m so sick of them
    Coming at me again
    ‘Cause if I was a man
    Then I’d be the man
    I’d be the man
    I’d be the man
    What’s it like to brag about raking in dollars
    And getting bitches and models?
    And it’s all good if you’re bad
    And it’s okay if you’re mad
    If I was out flashin’ my dollas
    I’d be a bitch, not a baller
    They’d paint me out to be bad
    So it’s okay that I’m mad
    I’m so sick of running
    As fast as I can
    Wondering if I’d get there quicker
    If I was a man (you know that)
    And I’m so sick of them
    Coming at me again (coming at me again)
    ‘Cause if I was a man (if I was man)
    Then I’d be the man (then I’d be the man)
    I’m so sick of running
    As fast as I can (as fast as I can)
    Wondering if I’d get there quicker
    If I was a man (hey!)
    And I’m so sick of them
    Coming at me again (coming at me again!)
    ‘Cause if I was a man (if I was man)
    Then I’d be the man
    I’d be the man
    I’d be the man (oh)
    I’d be the man (yeah)
    I’d be the man (I’d be the man)

    (off her latest album)

  25. Angie says:

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      Who the fuck are these reporters to be so fucking condescending to our elected officials? But calling them out when you are wrong on the facts is a one-and-done offense. If you want to call out a congresscritter you better have your baby ducks in a row.

      Reporters are not supposed to be part of the story. They shouldn’t be advocates either.

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    • lyn says:

      Comfortably Smug @ComfortablySmug 5h

      At 2:50 a god damn journo says they want to lock up Ted Cruz’s 9 year old kid.
      These Liberal Hacks have lost their minds!!

  28. Anthony says:

    Don’t want to alarm anyone, but why should I be the only one having a nervous breakdown…

    Just heard via Trish Regan that the coronavirus may have escaped from a Chinese biological weapons facility. WTF???

    • Mothy67 says:

      I’m watching Contagion. I advise that you not. Confirmed cases are 4,474.

    • Angie says:

      I can’t watch her ever since the coronavirus became a thing –she’s a total hypochondriac

    • Somebody says:

      There is a lot of circumstantial evidence pointing to that possibility Anthony. Have you by chance read the zero hedge article about the Chinese doctors at Canada’s level 4 lab that have been removed, after it was discovered they shipped some nasty samples to this very Chinese lab unauthorized? 🤔

      I’ve read other articles too that the Chinese are scooping up DNA data from places like 23 and me. They’re developing nasties that are more potent based on DNA. If they are behind this it may be a test run. Supposedly they are working on diseases and cures simultaneously. The thinking is they seed an outbreak and then offer the cure for concessions from whatever country or countries. Let that sink in.

      • lateblum says:

        I’ve read some similar stories, Somebody. Your story about their labs creating illnesses and then the cures for them doesntsurprise me. They are conniving.

        I have a dear friend who is married to a woman from China. He tells me about the nefarious schemes of the Chinese make my head spin. When he/they send their kids (now in college) there to visit grandparents, the kids must turn their phones in to “authorities” when they first arrive. Their movements and travels and people they visit are all monitored. And they have been questioned face-to-face about what they study at home and the Chinese have tried to recruit the kids to “work for them” and provide information from the universities they attend.

      • Mothy67 says:

        Have you watched Contagion? It’s not for anyone stressed out.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I like Trish, but she apparently hasn’t tried the “delicacy” soups of China. Whole bats that look like their sitting in a hot tub and live tadpoles swimming around. Also, try a platter of live baby mice/rats as a side? Yummo. All those things carry icky diseases. I’m going to stick with a bad batch of bat soup 😉 (Saw all these videos on twitter)

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      Yet during one of the darkest moments of his life, Kobe Bryant turned to his Catholic faith. In an interview with GQ in 2015 he explained:

      “The one thing that really helped me during that process — I’m Catholic, I grew up Catholic, my kids are Catholic — was talking to a priest. It was actually kind of funny: He looks at me and says, ‘Did you do it?’ And I say, ‘Of course not.’ Then he asks, ‘Do you have a good lawyer?’ And I’m like, ‘Uh, yeah, he’s phenomenal.’ So then he just said, ‘Let it go. Move on. God’s not going to give you anything you can’t handle, and it’s in his hands now. This is something you can’t control. So let it go.’ And that was the turning point.”

    • Cisco says:

      Hillary Clinton admits she feels the ‘urge’ to run against Trump and says she would win –
      Then Hillary sobers up and the ‘urge’ goes away.
      But the urge comes back when she stop at the liquor cabinet.

  34. Dora says:

    Believe it or not, this was the first story on the local ABC news this morning. Possibly because it will effect rush hour traffic.

    The reporter said it might be a record breaker. It must kill them to have to report it. 🙂

  35. Dora says:

    Are there any honest democrats? Is there even such a thing?

  36. Dora says:

    Is this ever the truth!

  37. Dora says:

    I don’t know how they came up with these numbers.

    • Mothy67 says:

      I think that is just a scenario for any pandemic. There is so much disparate info coming out who knows what’s true. I think it will take a few weeks before they can make any predictions.

      • Somebody says:

        A couple of years ago during one of these flu scares we happened to have a 10 day family trip to Disney planned. My oldest daughter came down and joined us, which she usually does. For “fun” she brought a board game called “Pandemic”.

        We always rent a big house with a pool and we often play board games after the grandkids are in bed for the night. Hubby, myself and our 3 “kids”. Nobody wanted to play “Pandemic” and it ended up in my game closet still wrapped in plastic. I may dust it off and see if anybody wants to play it this weekend. If they do and I pick up any survival tips, I’ll share 😉

  38. DeniseVB says:

    Daybreaks in Wildwood, NJ ❤

  39. DeniseVB says:

    One of those “I knew exactly where I was ….” moments, just put youngest on the kindergarten bus, had a few moments before I left for work, so watched the launch live, horrifying watching the explosion, then numbing when you realized nobody could have survived that.

    • Miranda says:

      I was in a college cafeteria, and a friend walked up with a face pale with horror and told us. 😦

    • Somebody says:

      I watched it “live” in the sky. I took my son who was almost 2 out to see the shuttle in the sky. Where we are it’s just a big bright orange ball soaring upward. I was watching the excitement in his face, telling him they’re going into space or near the stars or something to that effect.

      I noticed his eyes get wide and a look of curiosity. As I began to turn my head to see what had him wide eyed, he said “Mommy space shuttle go boom”. By the time I turned to look the explosion had already happened and there were a gazillion contrails of debris raining down. I knew they were all gone.

      I always regretted playing that up to him, we’d watched a lot of the interviews, etc. Then suddenly here was my baby asking really tough questions about the astronauts. All kids learn about life and death, but usually not in such a way or at such a young age.

      That fateful day, kids all across the country were tuned in to watch the first teacher go into space and witnessed the tragedy. It was tough for me with my own child, but I can’t imagine how tough it was for our teachers across the country. They lost a colleague, even if they didn’t know her personally, America knew her by then. They had lots of kids with lots of questions and they themselves were trying to process the whole thing.

      As bad as that is, NONE of it compares to what the families experienced watching their loved ones perish. I can’t imagine the high and then the low ☹️ The NASA workers too, they had to be devastated and second guessing themselves. Space travel had become sort of routine and then it wasn’t.

  40. DeniseVB says:

    Scott Presler on Lemon’s show….

  41. DeniseVB says:

    I love when lefty polls backfire 😀

  42. foxyladi14 says:

    I like Bibi!… 😀

  43. DeniseVB says:

    This is for EM, Hyundai is promoting their Super Bowl commercial on Twitter now, also has it pinned to their account 😀 The closed captioning helps too, lol.

  44. foxyladi14 says:

    Senator Mike Braun
    ‏Verified account @SenatorBraun

    The defense’s last hour has been the most powerful presentation on either side in this trial.

    President @realDonaldTrump had every right to look into corruption considering what was overlooked in the Obama administration and how thick the Bidens were involved.

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