Finding humor in the struggle

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war tax resister Larry Bassett's own humorous meme. Larry is illustrated with a very long white and gray beard. Text: "I shave whenever military spending is significantly cut! But until then I will be a War Tax Resister - nwtrcc.org"

War tax resister Larry Bassett created this meme of himself.

Do you need a laugh these days? I definitely do. A lot of times, I rely on humor that’s based on things happening in real life. Here are some things that have made me laugh, even if I’m laughing ruefully.

  • a song from Team America World PoliceFreedom Isn’t Free (NSFW, language)
  • Eddie Izzard on flags (one of my favorites for completely laying bare the exploitative logic of imperialism and settler colonialism):

“We [Britain] stole countries with the cunning use of flags. Just sail around the world and stick a flag in. “I claim India for Britain!”

They go, “You can’t claim us, we live here. Five hundred million of us!”

[Britain:] “Do you have a flag?”

[India:] “We don’t need a bloody flag, this is our country, you bastard.”

[Britain:] “No flag, no country, you can’t have one. That’s the rules… that I’ve just made up.” “

Check out our page of memes for a few more humorous (and simply informative) images that you can share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or elsewhere.

Anything else making you laugh lately? Share the humor or a link in the comments!

Post by Erica Leigh

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