A free world needs satire | Patrick Chappatte

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  • Опубліковано 18 вер 2019
  • We need humor like we need the air we breathe, says editorial cartoonist Patrick Chappatte. In a talk illustrated with highlights from a career spent skewering everything from dictators and ideologues to selfies and social media mobs, Chappatte makes a resounding, often hilarious case for the necessity of satire. "Political cartoons were born with democracy, and they are challenged when freedom is," he says.
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КОМЕНТАРІ • 431

  • Making Games
    Making Games 2 дні тому

    @11:44 Newspapers should be deciding what´s important, not the public. Actually got applause.
    I agree social media shouldn´t decide what is considered important. But... Why can´t people just decide for themselves, without algorithms? Because money. So take the money out of the news and the problem disappears.
    Make a fund for news. No matter what the news. If we don´t like it, good!

  • Mortarback Official
    Mortarback Official 3 дні тому

    Warning! The following youtube comment contains satire:




    👌🏽👽🖕

  • Quo Merth
    Quo Merth 6 днів тому +1

    Instead of playing "Where's Wally", we can play "Where's the Trump supporter": 1:38

  • Tony H
    Tony H 7 днів тому

    When I used to work as an illustrator, met a lot of people, including employers, who disliked caricatures on principle. Especially the kind that make people look funny/ugly for others to laugh at. Sometimes I agree with them, sometimes I agree with this guy. 🤷‍♂️ Humour is a very subtle and fickle thing, (& often double-edged, ie. also a weapon) and can be very different in different parts of the world .

  • Morgan Skinner
    Morgan Skinner 9 днів тому +1

    People need agency. It shows more character when people have the option not to make their choices or to make a worse choice. Obviously, though, there is a common fallacy that just because some of something is good, a lot of it must be better. I feel like we can make a society where it's a fair balance of safety and freedom because, at the end of the day, that's mostly our concerns or what seems to me as our concerns. Society is just like a science experiment. When you don't get the result you want, you adjust the variables and do another test. There is always room for growth, there is always room for imagination and there is always room for change. I kind of like that idea, but that's just my thoughts. All in all, I really liked Patrick's talk

  • Throatwobbler Mangrove
    Throatwobbler Mangrove 9 днів тому

    11:16 He's been in that business for 20 years and still hasn't figured out that by virtue of covering select stories and not others, the journalists and editors are determining what are "the most important stories". Regardless of whether or not they mimic social networking by highlighting the most read and shared stories, the story they never cover is deemed by them to be less important than the ones they do. Their own inherent biases decree this. So to decry the fact that they don't select "the most important" stories is either ignorant or dishonest. It's the same as saying that his selection of source material for his political cartoons panders to the most popular instead of the most important.

  • Cromwell Cruz
    Cromwell Cruz 12 днів тому

    "We now live in a world where moralistic mobs gather on social media and rise like a storm. The most outraged voices tend to define the conversation and the angry crowd follows in."

  • Theodore Kaczynski
    Theodore Kaczynski 13 днів тому

    The Press is a cancer upon society. The Founding Fathers did not intend for you to post about fetishes and advocate child abuse. Destroy press servers and make "journalists" feel unwelcomed whenever they attempt to spout their hedonistic garbage and vitriol

  • Jerome Bartholomew
    Jerome Bartholomew 13 днів тому

    That was fucking incredible!

  • xMurrCattx
    xMurrCattx 13 днів тому +1

    He makes an excellent point when he says that in America, a publisher found a cartoon too critical of Trump, etc. Notice that this was not a government action, this was Cancel Culture, the rejection of the spirit of the 1st amendment by the private citizenry, and it is appalling.

  • Evan Driscoll
    Evan Driscoll 14 днів тому

    “Orange man bad” crowd cheers. Lol fucking sheep

  • Real Reality
    Real Reality 15 днів тому

    To get fired for someone else's cartoon. It's like if one cop did something wrong and all other cops was fired as well.

  • shy bound
    shy bound 15 днів тому

    i hate political cartoons but understand his speech

  • Adil Mohammed
    Adil Mohammed 15 днів тому +1

    finally the Bruce Banner Ted talk we all have been waiting for....

  • SuperGrimmy
    SuperGrimmy 15 днів тому

    Yes!

  • Levieux Michel
    Levieux Michel 15 днів тому

    I don't have much to say, just commenting so it gets a little more trending. Keep doing what you're doing sir. We need people like you.

  • KSangel180
    KSangel180 16 днів тому +2

    I cannot like this hard enough!

  • President of the Secrete Sankcake Server

    Yes,its only ok to hate and satire trump! To do otherwise is to be a bigot!

  • Virgil
    Virgil 18 днів тому

    Zapiro ! ♥️

  • TommyTom
    TommyTom 18 днів тому +4

    when you click on a video because you think it's a speech because you need something to listen to while you work and it strongly depends on images :P

  • TJP projects
    TJP projects 18 днів тому +7

    We need dirty jokes. We can't live in a world without them.

    • Making Games
      Making Games 2 дні тому

      It is hard to reproduce without getting a bit dirty. "Q is just a nudist O".

  • Matt Wood
    Matt Wood 18 днів тому +2

    This is an intriguing talk. Patrick has clearly put a lot careful consideration into his thesis, and he is very close to a revelation. He does have some dogmatic baggage he needs to dispense with, but fundamentally freedom of speech is the battlefield and censorious activists and demagogues are the adversaries. I would encourage a reassessment of past prejudices, you have more allies in this fight than you realize. In particular some of those you most fervently condemn are really some of the most effective champions of your cause. Through bipartisan effort we can preserve freedom of speech in the USA and introduce it to the rest of the western world. In order to do that, you need to stop thinking of us as your enemies. You and I want liberty, we just have different methodologies and priorities in servicing this goal.

  • fobio klaustro
    fobio klaustro 18 днів тому

    We all wondered and joked around about how stupid can humanity possibly become.... then, they replaced political cartoons with political corectness, and nobody was laughing anymore...

  • Raymond Crompton
    Raymond Crompton 18 днів тому

    Last ted vid. I'm not feeling value added to my life anymore.

    • Shaun Dreclin
      Shaun Dreclin 16 днів тому

      Burying your head in the sand doesn't add value either.

  • Adam McCord
    Adam McCord 19 днів тому +2

    Yo man when your mixtape coming out? This dude spit bars 🔥

  • Gabriel Gonzalez
    Gabriel Gonzalez 19 днів тому

    As a sixteen year old in high school, I see what he is saying and fear that my generation may never understand satire

  • J.R. Warren
    J.R. Warren 19 днів тому

    Guess we should say goodbye to satire.

  • KUARZOROSSO
    KUARZOROSSO 19 днів тому

    Chapata

  • KUARZOROSSO
    KUARZOROSSO 19 днів тому

    Funny name... there is a type of bread with a foneticaly similar sound .... chapara.... a type of sub

  • NeverForget1776
    NeverForget1776 19 днів тому +1

    And the public should stop "trusting" the media without question.

  • Jennifer Piper
    Jennifer Piper 19 днів тому +5

    We are slowly giving up our own rights one at a time.

  • manuel campos
    manuel campos 19 днів тому

    His obsession with trump is showing his bias, I dont see him cartoonoshing the angry left extremist mob that forgot to complain to china and india for climate change... but.. I think he is french lmao

  • Bored Warlock
    Bored Warlock 19 днів тому

    On it!

  • Hamish Mclaggan
    Hamish Mclaggan 19 днів тому +2

    prediction: next will be all opinion pieces then news relating to trigger topics so in the end a hollowed out structure of nothingness

  • Trebor Ironwolfe
    Trebor Ironwolfe 20 днів тому +24

    Weird Al has made me pee my pants a little while listening to his genius musical satires.
    Gary Larson has made me snort coffee from my nose on my kitchen table and on my coworkers.
    The Greatest Political Cartoonists can deliver satire which not only comfort and humor us, but force us to reframe our own reality and beliefs.

  • Chymist
    Chymist 20 днів тому

    No words about Charlie Hebdo. No words about Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons. No words about conservative cartoonists who can't even start to appear in the media, who don't even get a job in the first place. No carricatures of Hillary Clinton. No cartoons about 21'171 bombs dropped over Irak and Afghanistan by the US military in 2016, under the commandment of Obama, who got a nobel prize of peace. No words about the proven silencing and censoring of conservative / non-liberal voices on social media, in the - so called - open, liberal, tolerant West. This only shows: The definition of "Tolerance" and "Freedom of speech" and "Freedom of press" is not set in stone. Especially not, when the regressive, anti-liberal and anti-tolerant concept of "hate speech" flows into the definition. And with great luck, this comment won't disappear from this comment section.

  • Moiz Shakruwala
    Moiz Shakruwala 20 днів тому +8

    From India, looks the same everywhere

  • ali veli
    ali veli 20 днів тому +1

    Bu videoyu içinde "free world" özgür dünya terimi geçtiği için seçtim, bu terim önemli bir terimdi ve Avrupa Kuzey Amerika kıtası için kullanılan bir terimdi, mesela bir siyasi figür Rusya'yı veya Çin'i dışlamak istediğinde özgür dünya terimi kullanırdı.
    2018 yılı "free world" özgür dünya teriminin tarihe karıştığı ve yok olduğu bir yıl oldu.
    Bunun anlamı Kuzey Amerika'nın ve Avrupa'nın Çin ve Rusya ile aynı demokrasi standartlarına döndüğü anlamına gelmiyor, tabi ki Avrupa ve Kuzey Amerika için üzücü bir gerileme yaşanıyor ama bu aynı şartlar anlamına gelmiyor ama kesin olan tek gerçek "Free world" özgür dünya kavramının yok olduğu gerçeği.

  • Ayu Sara Herlia
    Ayu Sara Herlia 20 днів тому +1

    Mark Ruffalo, is that you?

  • CaptainDigBick95
    CaptainDigBick95 20 днів тому

    "This is good, this is bad. What they did was good and what those ppl did was just dumb"
    What was the point of the video again?
    Edit: Sorry. Got to 10 mins. I'm following the red line again.

  • Spit Spitty
    Spit Spitty 21 день тому +1

    While I completely agree with this message that humor is something that needs to be protected, I can't help but notice his examples in this video are either politically related to issues outside of the US or are examples of Left leaning criticism to the Right. And if you know anything about the Twitter-ratti, you would know that most of their targeting is of satire/memes by the Right. If I had no idea about politics in the US and saw this video, I would be led to believe that Twitter is full of Conservatives that are trying to sensor these cartoonist. While in reality, the far Left is way more active at that sort of thing than any far Right movement.

  • Dror Frid
    Dror Frid 21 день тому +73

    That's one of the best things I've seen someone do over losing their job. great ted talk.

  • Тимофей Воронов
    Тимофей Воронов 21 день тому +58

    In 1990s here in Russia we had a satirical TV show called "Puppets".
    When Vladimir Putin came to power, they released an episode where Putin was portrayed as Klein Zaches from E. Hoffmann's grotesque fairy tale.
    The authors were internally banned from parodying Putin, and a couple years later the show was cancelled because of pressure.

    • Nicolas Petit
      Nicolas Petit 18 днів тому +6

      A while back, "les guignols", a long-running satirical TV show in France (that mainly mocked politicians) was also censored and then cancelled for political motives. Seems this is happening everywhere, sad times we live in.

  • XTsReaper
    XTsReaper 21 день тому +1

    True, but politics isnt the only area that needs satire, lets not forget how much "political correctness" we have around gender rights, for example. Im not saying we should disslike transgander people, but being forbidden to make any criticism towards that society - thats also kind of violation of our freedom of speech

    • Spit Spitty
      Spit Spitty 21 день тому

      No one and no thing in the US is or should be above criticism. My brother is transgender and he would agree.

  • dick waffle
    dick waffle 21 день тому

    The media is the enemy of the people.

  • Dustin Saxton
    Dustin Saxton 22 дні тому +4

    This is a bit of a tangent from the argument of the video, but I think the stance that comedians/speakers/media are taking against criticism is ignorant and ineffective.
    The general trend of defending free speech lately seems to be a push back against 'snowflakes'; "people get offended over everything these days", "If you don't like it, you can just look away", "grow a thicker skin", etc. IMO, it's a poorly though out argument that just creates a cycle of hypocrisy. Speaker criticizes something controversial -> Audience gets offended and 'oppresses' speakers right to say controversial thing by criticizing the criticism -> Speaker 'oppresses' the Audience's right to oppress him by criticizing their criticism of his criticism. It ends with both people defending their right to free speech...by telling the other person they're not allowed to talk. It's fighting fire with fire, or more like fighting snowflakes by being a snowflake. It's ridiculous.
    It isn't that the Audience hasn't suddenly grown more sensitive. It's that instead of it being a monologue, its a conversation. Where once the Speaker had all the voice, now the Audience can participate (In the form of Social Media, etc). People who have made careers out of attacking opinions can now suddenly hear people attacking THEIR opinions, and they're upset about it.
    If Speakers really stand for free speech, they ought to grow the thicker skin they often complain about and either join the debate they opened, or brush off the dissent and move on (as the Audience has done since always). Otherwise they're just another flake in the snow pile...which they have every right to be.

    • Elena Rybak
      Elena Rybak 17 днів тому

      Dustin Saxton Satire makes you see some situations at a different angle. The nature of this kind of art has always been provocative. People could always give a feedback by buying or not buying that art.

  • Corrine Vermette
    Corrine Vermette 23 дні тому +88

    When political pressure meets political correctness freedom of speech perishes.
    Patrick Chapatte.
    Fired from New York Times over political cartoons.

    • Spaced Invader
      Spaced Invader 20 днів тому +5

      Small correction, it's Perishes*
      A Parish is a Christian thing.

  • Iris
    Iris 24 дні тому

    Thank you.

  • Jefferson Sousa
    Jefferson Sousa 25 днів тому +1

    Mockery and humor help us remember that we aren't as big and powerful as we think we are. Remembering that help us have more empaty and being more thoughtful about the world around us and ourselves.

  • Saumitra Chakravarty
    Saumitra Chakravarty 25 днів тому

    You spoke out where others remain silent. Kudos to you!

    • Suffer No Fools
      Suffer No Fools 19 днів тому

      He just waited until Dave Chappelle and Louis C.K. already said something?
      Guy isn't that brave.
      He's going with the wind/tide.
      Where was he before?
      Plenty of guests on Joe Rogan's podcast have spoken up and I've never heard of this guy before.

  • The Bulletproof Munk
    The Bulletproof Munk 25 днів тому

    Boomer Humor Boom Boom Boooooomer

  • youngEngineer
    youngEngineer 26 днів тому

    Globalist queer

  • Larry SAL
    Larry SAL 26 днів тому

    Them leftists remembering about free-speach when their own is attacked. Coincidence

  • Ibnu Katmo At Tirthamy
    Ibnu Katmo At Tirthamy 28 днів тому

    Anyone who insults the Prophet Muhammad. Then the humiliation will befall him. Like a person who raises his face to the sky while spitting, surely his saliva will hit his own face. Humor also has a limit. May Allah give guidance.

  • Maria B.
    Maria B. 29 днів тому +6

    This is so important.
    I couldn't help thinking about Hitchens while watching this. We need more people who can push back

  • ShelbyStellaRosa
    ShelbyStellaRosa 29 днів тому

    Brilliantly eloquent.

  • Cabdullaahi Bootaan
    Cabdullaahi Bootaan 29 днів тому +1

    Now, I can understand 100 dislikes. Thank you Chappatte.

  • saxonett
    saxonett 29 днів тому +7

    I wondered why UAplus not banned this as hate speech, like they usually do.

  • saxonett
    saxonett 29 днів тому +4

    In Greece there was a time, just a few decades ago, when the use of "z" was not allowed. Ridiculous.

  • B Welkinator
    B Welkinator Місяць тому

    Oh, yeah? Just let me say, "I love Trump" and we'll see how funny you think that is (or how quick you are to shut me up, shout me down, shame me out and splatter me all over the wall).

  • manish khajuria
    manish khajuria Місяць тому

    One reason why media is afraid of social media is because it fanned the fire of social media. The NYT was quick to judge one person for his racist and/or misogynist without starting a dialogue on how they became one in the first place. Social media is just the amplification of the vilifying attitude of these liberal newspaper who wanted to become first to condemn any idea theory or norm that was wayward from their idea of the world. The djinn is out of the bottle now. There ia no turning back. Just brace yourself for the impending doom.

  • manish khajuria
    manish khajuria Місяць тому +1

    Snowflake has peaked we are looking into abysss🤐🤐🤐🤐

  • Tulasidhar V
    Tulasidhar V Місяць тому +1

    I can't believe that NYT has stopped political cartoons very recently. And these fellows arrogate themselves to lecturer others about freedom of expression. And this is happening in the US! God save this World.

  • Mmm K
    Mmm K Місяць тому

    Excellent! Thank you!

  • Filipe Almeida
    Filipe Almeida Місяць тому

    Give this man a standing ovation please.

    • Filipe Almeida
      Filipe Almeida 18 днів тому +1

      @Suffer No Fools People not being thrown in jail, tortured, murdered, or censored for their opinions is what would be nice. That is the point of this presentation. The fact that you are irked by satiricial opposition to Trump is your own problem.

    • Suffer No Fools
      Suffer No Fools 18 днів тому

      @Filipe Almeida just seems like another person who's jumping on the hate Trump train.
      If he died, nothing of value would be lost.
      ACTUAL political satire would be nice, but it's not profitable.

    • Filipe Almeida
      Filipe Almeida 19 днів тому +1

      ​@Suffer No Fools He presented satirical political cartoons as a form of expression that people are being murdered for, and are object of censorship.

      This seems to be something everyone should rally against.

    • Suffer No Fools
      Suffer No Fools 19 днів тому

      @Filipe Almeida the video essentially boils down to the typical NPC orange man bad videos.
      This is pandering to the lowest common denominator and has been done to death for the past three years.
      This is not brave or innovative.

    • Filipe Almeida
      Filipe Almeida 19 днів тому

      @Suffer No Fools What?

  • Avishi Vashisht
    Avishi Vashisht Місяць тому +10

    Satirists, caricaturists bring out the raw ego of leaders and the truth in their actions so simply! Just imagine otherwise; how dark and dreary would this world be if not for quick humour...
    Great talk, great platform!

  • freesk8
    freesk8 Місяць тому

    Free speech is essential to our freedom. And politicasl correctness and politicians with too much power are the biggest threats to that freedom. Democracy is not the goal. Freedom is. Democracy is sometimes a tool to safeguard freedom. But sometimes, majorities violate the rights of minorities.

  • Pavor
    Pavor Місяць тому

    Freedom was an experiment, a failed one. Enjoy it while you it lasts, pets.

  • Alexizzi69
    Alexizzi69 Місяць тому

    92 people don't have sense of humour.

  • Drew Saluk
    Drew Saluk Місяць тому +1

    But the US gov’t didn’t silence the cartoonists, their bosses did

    • Satori Mystic
      Satori Mystic 29 днів тому

      Peer pressure is powerful and potentially poisonous. When corporate and gov't powers rise to co-opt and control our freedoms, it's time to be wary of their place, and put the pressure where it belongs ... In the joined hands of the people. 😡✊

  • astrophonix
    astrophonix Місяць тому +1

    We don't live in a 'free society' so this is moot.

  • Ru so
    Ru so Місяць тому +41

    I was not expecting this to be such an important speech!

  • Vikram Patil
    Vikram Patil Місяць тому

    😍

  • Shervin Dupont
    Shervin Dupont Місяць тому

    It is shameful for a group like TED to allow someone to use their platform to brain wash people about Trump as a bad person ... I thought TED is an intellectual platform not a political one ... Shame on you guys !!!>.. Maybe I should draw something with TED putting flowers on their own RIP with NO Intellectual and Lost Integrity and respect !!!

    • C M
      C M Місяць тому +1

      @N IT Consulting ... Do you understand what political cartoons are? Like, when you click on a video of a satirist talking about satire, like... His entire profession is expressing his opinions through satire. Why would you expect anything else from this video?

    • N IT Consulting
      N IT Consulting Місяць тому

      C M I fully supports freedom of speech as long as has no hidden agenda and has some justifications. Your speech title should be let me show you how much I hate trump then I would not have any problem with whatever you say because the content of your speech matches with the title

    • C M
      C M Місяць тому

      @Shervin Dupont you're commenting on a Ted Talk... About free speech... And you're upset that Ted Talk is promoting free speech? Am I misreading the situation, here? Care to explain where I'm going wrong?
      You either support free speech or you don't.
      "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."

    • Shervin Dupont
      Shervin Dupont Місяць тому

      @C M Really Why this freedom was aim in very hidden way .. If the subject was about Politic in US I would agree ... but the images were carefully chosen to brain wash people with bashing Trump while talking about something... that was very dirty !!

    • Shervin Dupont
      Shervin Dupont Місяць тому

      @C M Just your tone proves you don't belong to TED group ... Sorry for TED Group

  • Naeem UlFateh
    Naeem UlFateh Місяць тому

    All correct but nothing should be hurting someone like (with all due respect) if some put penis in your (Partick) will not make any sense but one can say that since you speak too much and I want you shut up.
    Everything possible but should not hurt morale and belief. Thank you.

  • Stefan Nikola
    Stefan Nikola Місяць тому

    Who is to judge what an important story is? What Oprah Winfrey thinks is important is not what Neil deGrasse Tyson thinks is important.

  • SC P
    SC P Місяць тому +1

    ya making fun of trump is bad. can make you lose your job. meanwhile making fun of certain dems that keep going further left can get you fired, beaten, crippled or killed. but lets focus on trump since thats safe ^,^ that said we do enjoy it ^,^ its a lot of fun reading the jokes about trump and even better when he 1 ups them.
    we should be able to make fun of most things but all of our leaders. if they cant handle it then they shouldnt be in power.
    ya thats cancel culture. better to get rid of everything then risk offending people. social media isnt a reflection of the real world. the sooner people realize that social media is a minority of a minority the sooner we can stop shutting things down and go back to actual discussions and compromises to get things done.

  • Spaghetti Monster
    Spaghetti Monster Місяць тому

    Reading all the comments and 99.9% of them are reasonable people making valid points, mostly in agreeance that the overblown hyperbolic sensitivity cancel culture is absolutely unhinged . Where is the radical left on all of this? Did they really skip a chance @ ripping on satire? lol I think the cancel culture is rapidly coming to an end.

  • s r
    s r Місяць тому

    Mark Zuckerberg is a TRAITOR . He and all his cronies should be in JAIL. And Edward Snowden is an American HERO. god bliss this land..

    • s r
      s r Місяць тому +1

      Thank you that's the word

    • Eroticon4
      Eroticon4 Місяць тому

      Traitor... The word you're looking for is traitor.

  • veggiesaremurder
    veggiesaremurder Місяць тому +2

    I totally agree with this. But, to be fair, satire only seems to be allowed when created for a liberal audience. In 2019, satire directed toward Leftism is considered a hate crime.

    • Bill
      Bill Місяць тому

      You got that right!

  • Nature Squad
    Nature Squad Місяць тому

    A free world also needs to handle criticism better without making a fuckin Ted Talk about it

  • Vivien Leigh
    Vivien Leigh Місяць тому

    Bravo!

  • Murodbek Murodbek
    Murodbek Murodbek Місяць тому

    Great speach!

  • Raouf Benghida
    Raouf Benghida Місяць тому

    Keep it up

  • Máté Dörgő
    Máté Dörgő Місяць тому

    a free world needs satire ?now try drawing the Prophet

  • Last Hiro: Bastards Die Twice
    Last Hiro: Bastards Die Twice Місяць тому

    Ben Garrison is the most enlightened man alive

  • Gerdus Stolp
    Gerdus Stolp Місяць тому

    This guy is "the angry crowd".

  • Ailithic
    Ailithic Місяць тому

    Que Trump Nazis' Salute after winning, finally silencing his opponents on the podium of his inauguration surround by his most loyal supporters as the crowd, in red maga hats regails in his accomplishments. And a banner saying #NeoDemocratis

    • Eroticon4
      Eroticon4 Місяць тому

      Nice display of TDS. Well done.

  • thibault sargentini
    thibault sargentini Місяць тому

    such a french leftist who should look in his own garden before critisizing, where are the yellow vests, you moron.

  • 감자야안녕
    감자야안녕 Місяць тому

    And we need humor :)

  • Frost Whitestone
    Frost Whitestone Місяць тому

    And to though we once fought for the freedom of speech, which is now being frowned upon. People tend to forget the past and thus, it always repeats itself.
    This talk was a topic that should be taken more seriously.

    • Frost Whitestone
      Frost Whitestone Місяць тому

      @Logan Post Thank you for your reply. I'll definetly reflect about my notion of freedom of speech.

    • Logan Post
      Logan Post Місяць тому +2

      I'll challenge your idea of freedom of speech. I don't think this man would say that you should be able to use slurs or make sexist jokes. Satire is not either of those things but thoughtful commentary on current events. It absolutely requires the person using satire to understand the side of the marginalized, which is why the people who are best at it tend to be in those marginalized groups (it's not that you can't make a joke about another race, class, sexuality. It's that you have to be absolutely sure it's a good one and that the marginalized group agrees... not 100% because there are people who take it too far. But overall).

      Satire is super important, but language holds power and when we stop allowing people who wield that power badly and use it to hurt people to continue, it makes the world safer for the rest of us.


      We don't let children bully others, we tell them not to say bad things and put them in time out. It's the same for adults. And the people who are the most upset by PC culture, are those who are already safe. Who have never been bullied and rejected by language. They don't understand it and instead of trying to, chalk the world up to snowflakes. But the schoolyard bully also thinks their victims are weak. And as we know, they are often more vulnerable themselves and simply trying to maintain their facade of power.


      All the same.

  • Bluebee Majarimenna
    Bluebee Majarimenna Місяць тому +6

    Seeing as annoying orange sits in the oval office, we need satire more than ever...

  • Dj Lab
    Dj Lab Місяць тому +1

    A true free world needs to be free of money, nothing else counts...

  • soumario
    soumario Місяць тому +2

    Political cartoonists that were fired of their jobs are not oppressed... and tell us where is your satire about the racist South African government or the Regime in Sudan or the criticism about Kirchner in Argentina or the regime in Belarus or the 2500 rockets falling in one day in Israeli soil... it’s so easy to do popular cartoons but ideologically biased. I’m sorry...

  • MathPencil - 수학 감각을 깨우자
    MathPencil - 수학 감각을 깨우자 Місяць тому +3

    Cheer up your channel 👍
    I need cheer too 🙊🙈🙉

  • Mary Haislip
    Mary Haislip Місяць тому

    We need John Lennon.

  • David Daring
    David Daring Місяць тому +2

    I don't believe cartoonists were EVER FIRED for mocking Trump. They were fired for not mocking him ENOUGH.

  • Mortisha Styles
    Mortisha Styles Місяць тому +1

    Thank you.

  • Sam Rovito
    Sam Rovito Місяць тому +1

    This is so important.

  • Eternal2401
    Eternal2401 Місяць тому

    Ok boomer.