Ridicule has always been known as a potent weapon against tyranny. The greatest source of power for all oppressors are the minds of the oppressed. When ridicule and humor induce enough people to stop taking a regime seriously, that regime’s power crumbles.
In the world today, where every day only reveals more examples of the craziness, mendacity, and overall worthlessness of the ruling class, humor and ridicule are indispensable. To break the grip that this worthless ruling class has on their minds, people need to be made to see what complete and utter idiots are actually in charge.
That’s why a satirical website like the Babylon Bee is so important and why it has resonated with so many people.
But of course, the humorless killjoys over at the New York Times—a paper that is now little more than a propaganda rag—don’t like that. The Times tends to attack the Bee quite often.
And when it does, the results are generally hilarious and only serve to discredit the Times.
The Times Pretends Not to Understand Satire
In a recent article, the New York Times attacked the Babylon Bee and described it as “a far-right misinformation site” that “sometimes trafficked in misinformation under the guise of satire.”
There’s no basis at all for that claim. You’d have to be an idiot not to understand that the Babylon Bee’s articles are satirical. No one is in any real danger of mistaking them for genuine news articles.
The only real danger is that which the Bee’s ridicule poses to the Times’ credibility—and not only the Times’ credibility but that of the whole elite establishment and all of its “trusted” organs.
That’s why these people are freaking out and suddenly pretending like they don’t understand—or fear that others might not understand—what satire is. Absolutely no aspect of this move is being made in good faith.
Thankfully, in response to a few legal threats, the Times has updated its article to alter its invidious and inaccurate characterization of what the Babylon Bee is all about. But the update is still worded in a slimy enough of a way as to not alter the basic misperception that the Times wanted to implant.
Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon was having none of it. He took to Twitter to point out that the New York Times’ own Kevin Roose admitted that, “The Babylon Bee is not a covert disinformation operation disguised as a right-wing satire site…” Adam Ford, the creator of the Babylon Bee, also said that the altered article was “still hot garbage.”
The more these fools start going into conniptions over jokes, the more ridiculous they look. That, after all, is always how ruling elites who are not secure in their own power behave. They want to shut down joke websites like the Babylon Bee because they know that jokes have the power to destroy them.