Isis is No Joke

Last night Saturday Night Live decided to take a poke at Isis. Yes, Isis that hilarious group of beheaders. Who can forget that funny moment they brought to us when they set the Jordanian soldier on fire while he was encaged. Yes, they have given us some truly thigh slapping moments. Not! They are not funny on any level. They are frightening and they show no mercy. Have we become de-sensitized to human suffering? Is everything fodder for humor? How do you think the family of James Foley took the joke? Do you think they were doubled over with laughter? Who is in the room when these ideas are pitched? Does anyone ever say no? Well maybe it’s time to hire that guy-Mr. No.

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  • Spanish Inquisitor  On March 2, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    I beg to differ. They are a joke. They are trying to reproduce the Caliphate from the 7th Century, in accordance with the strict interpretation of the writings of Muhammad, including the Koran. Those writings require them to provoke the West into meeting them in battle in the Middle East so they can defeat us, and proclaim themselves the Next Official Caliphate on Earth, as if that’s going to happen with a bunch of automatic rifles and swords. All the beheadings and atrocities are designed to provoke us into war with them. It’s propaganda intended to provoke. But this is the 21st century, which they haven’t seen fit to recognize. They are loonies, nut-cases, whack-jobs, overcome with their religious fervor, doing really nonsensical things because of their loony, nutty, whacky beliefs. In short they are a joke.

    The best way to handle them is to ignore them, allow their bordering countries to contain them, and don’t take them seriously. In short – mock them. They’ll get so pissed off, they’ll do something stupid, something stupider than they’ve done so far (spreading themselves out too thinly in order to acquire territory, which is imperative to proclaim their Caliphate – they need land). Make fun of them. They hate that. SNL provides that service for us.

    Don’t take them so seriously. Certainly don’t take them as serious as they take themselves. Make fun of them at every juncture, on any occasion you can. They are fighting a propaganda war, and they want us to be scared of them. Don’t be.

    (Note: This does mean that people directly affected by them should be laughing, nor is it meant to be disrespectful to their victims. But you can certainly mock them while simultaneously denouncing them. Those two things are not mutually exclusive. In fact, that’s what mocking them does.)

    • Bill  On March 2, 2015 at 11:02 pm

      If ISIS is a joke, then I suppose that those who have been beheaded were dying to hear the punch line. Apparently their being dismissed as the JV team caused them to escalate their violent behavior so that they might be taken more seriously. So let’s just continue ignore them just as one would a two year old when he throws a temper tantrum to get attention and eventually their violent behavior will be extinguished. Right?

      • Spanish Inquisitor  On March 3, 2015 at 2:51 pm

        Exactly. Do you have a better solution? Do you give a child that’s throwing a temper tantrum what he wants?

  • atlmom5  On March 3, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    I didn’t laugh at the skit,but I wasn’t offended by it either. Just like other evil groups like the Klan and the Nazis this group is filled with a lot of nuts who want to terrorize people. The one thing the skit made me think about more, was the young girls who want to join this group. Exactly who are these girls, what kind of home life are they coming from and I even thought about, could some of the parents actually be supporting their daughters joining the group? I don’t know, I just felt like the outrage over the skit was a bit much,but for me personally the skit didn’t make me fall out laughing….it actually made me think! SNL is a satirical show and they’re great at what they do….sometimes people love it and sometimes they don’t.

    • Spanish Inquisitor  On March 3, 2015 at 6:17 pm

      I agree with this. The humor in the script is in the premise, which isn’t revealed until near the end. And then once disclosed, it makes you think, which all good satire does….

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