On Humor

I’m on a personal journey of trying not to appreciate humor that takes its appeal from making fun of people with lower socio-economic status.

Racial jokes are funny because they are based on stereotypes–empirical generalizations with statistical basis and thus on average tend to be true.

On the other hand, jokes, memes, punchlines, et cetera, targeting someone’s lesser socio-economic status are solely based on the humorer’s assumption that he’s a better human being than these people, which apparently isn’t true. Being financially privileged doesn’t necessarily make a fine or a virtuous person.

And if there’s one thing I’ve learned from my previous experiences, rich people are just, in general, assholes with better basketball game seats.



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