Humor is important as a means of poking holes in narratives that assert beliefs contrary to reality. Jimbob has become a force skewering notions of climate change, as well as other distorted ideas comprising the “woke” PC canon. Those inside the believer bubble will not be affected, but the important audience are those ignorant or agnostic about the so called “progressive, post-modern agenda.” Philosopher Mortimer Adler put it this way:
Any teacher will tell you it is much easier to teach a student who is ignorant than one who is in error, because the student who is in error on a given point thinks that he knows whereas in fact he does not know. . .It is almost necessary to take the student who is in error and first correct the error before you can teach him. . .The path from ignorance to knowledge is shorter than the path from error to knowledge.
And the best part is that the alarmist side is denied any use of humor due to their doomsterism. Below are a selection from the many cartoons madebyjimbob, currently touched by the virus and shutdowns along with everything from climate change to racism, to cancel culture to genderism to the failure of higher education.
Footnote: H/T to Liz Wolfe writing at the Federalist featuring an interview with madebyjimbob A Conversation With The Anti-Political Correctness Satirist Who Is Pissing Off Instagram
via Science Matters
May 31, 2020 at 01:29PM