People No Longer Know What Jokes Are

I simply do not understand idiots who, particularly on social media, post all manner of offensive things, then when they get called on it, say “it was a joke!”  Then they get upset when people start holding them accountable for their “joke” as though actions do not have consequences.

Sorry buttercup, but they do.

Now I have no problem with actual jokes, things that are intended to be funny, but people don’t seem to know that jokes are intended to amuse, not offend, their audience.  But I think more and more today, people have forgotten that jokes themselves are supposed to be funny and are now just laughing at the reactions of people to the jokes.  But what can you expect from people who think they’re being “edgy” by throwing around profanity and racial epithets for effect?

And you know something?  These “edgelords” are just pathetic.  The whole concept of being edgy is idiotic in the extreme. I mean, not too long ago, there was a couple that used to torture their kids on video so they could post the videos of them doing terrible things to their children, causing unending mental anguish, so people could laugh at their antics.  And eventually, there was so much uproar, the police got involved and hopefully people went to jail and child protective services took their kids away. I’m sure they have no clue what they were doing wrong.  It was all just a joke, right?  Or any of the many videos on YouTube where people pull “pranks” on people and the pranks aren’t funny, they’re downright cruel.  These are evil people doing evil things to others and lacking the moral code to recognize that what they’re doing isn’t funny, it’s awful.

And you wonder why I think the country is falling apart?  Why I think that the young are destroying what the rest of us have built?  Because apparently, tearing down all of the things that have made their lives worthwhile is somehow funny.

Screw them all.

1 thought on “People No Longer Know What Jokes Are

  1. Isn't a lot of good comedy offensive? It seems like Richard Pryor might be a good example. His stuff seems rather tame today, but lots of people were offended by it back then. It seems like that was at least part of his appeal. The generational divide at which you hint is important when it comes to comedy and changing standards of what is funny and what is offensive.

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