To Laugh Or Cry: Reality Imitating Art

Below are two videos. The first is from Monty Python lampooning reality.

The second is from the European Parliament lampooning Europeans.

John Cleese is reported to have said a couple of years ago that Monty Python could not be done again today because reality has overtaken their art of ridicule. Or something to that effect!

After the banking corruption at the heart of the housing meltdown in the US in 2007 and the subsequent bank bail-outs that defied all reason in 2008/9, the following Monty Python sketch seems quaint

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And now for a truly mind-numbing display of what democracy, as proscribed by bankers, means in the EU Parliament to which not even Monty Python could hold a candle to (H/T to Greencrow)

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just dropping in to say thank you

I'm very late to the party in finding this site. Real Life and all that. Then I followed a highlighted name from Penny's place some months back and discovered a whole archive of material here. Wow.

Really want to thank you, james, for the essays you've written on psychopathology and power. I had understood the ideas and connection between the two, but it was reading your essays that finally crystalized things for me - in a way I will never forget.

You are an excellent writer and educator on extremely important topics. Just wanted to let you know your efforts are appreciated.

Thanks jp

I'm sorry it has taken so long to put your comment up.

Thank you very much for taking the time to comment and for your kind words. They are very encouraging and a pleasant surprise smiling
Yes, psychopathy is the key to understanding this 'civilization' and nothing can be really fixed without that understanding.

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