Keep Laughing At ‘Em!

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“‘The one thing a tyrant can’t stand is to be laughed at,‘ says Robert Russell, the executive director of the Cartoonists Rights Network International, a group that monitors the threats facing editorial cartoonists globally. ‘If there’s rebellion in the streets, they can bring out the tanks, but if everyone is laughing at you, what defense do you have? It undermines the authority of a tyrant to be laughed at.'”

Yo, Tinpot Dictators, domestic or foreign: you may want to quit supplying us with such rich comedic material then. (Thanks to David Mueller for the link.)

10:48 pm on September 21, 2013