I get your point, sometimes Allan’s satire gets a little crude, but under the circumstances I can’t blame him. I do the same.

The way I see it there are two very distinct kinds of satire. There is the sweet kind that one aims at basically good, well-meaning folks that one admires, say, a man of impeccable character like President Obama.

Then there is the belittling, vicious satire that one aims at scumbags like Trump as a means to undercut their power. It is nastily funny, but deadly serious at the same time. It is better to go this route than violent revolution.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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