A fine look at how the art of satire was sullied by an ignoramus who denies his ignorant. Typical. “Satirist” John Curtas claims that language should not be taken so seriously, but isn’t that ironic when satirists thrive and live on language?
Mr. Curtas, do you know what satire is? Satire is used to critique society for the betterment of it, to fix it. Where was your social message in your tweet? Don’t tarnish the name of satire to cover up your ignorance and bigotry. You don’t need to be a history major to understand the tensions between the Japanese and the Germans. You knew the response you’d get from saying “Japs”. Why are you so shocked then?
Ladies and gentlemen, satire is an art form used to critique and advance society, not to just take a jab.
This type of hit-and-run is not satire. It’s called bigotry.
The following is a commentary piece by Gann Matsuda that is not an official statement by the Manzanar Committee.
LOS ANGELES — Although this has nothing to do, at least not directly, with Manzanar or the Manzanar Committee, it has everything to do with the kind of ignorance we are continually are fighting against, so I hope you’ll indulge me for a moment…
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