Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Offensive to Satanists

By Larry Beane

Someone was complaining about a cartoon that featured the devil. It was "offensive to Satanists."

Being always eager to help, I put forth the following proposal:

To bring Satanists into the 'offended narrative' we really need some better marketing. We should refer to them as "Satanist Americans" and they need an acronym. I'm thinking something like the "Satanic, Diabolical, Trans-Demonic, and Evil-Questioning community" (SDTE).

Now next, we need a hashtag campaign. We could go with a classic motif: #SympathyForTheDevil, although Millennials may not get the Rolling Stones cultural reference. I kind of like #EvilIsGood, as it works as a kind of neo-Orwellian play on a "War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength" kind of vibe.

That should do it. ;-)

1 comment:

  1. There's something lacking, to my eye. You still require an attention-grabbing slogan, one capable of eliciting wide-spread and affective-rich sympathy for the cause. But not to worry.

    I believe it was Thomas Huxley, "Darwin's Bulldog," who once argued that Christ's healing of the insane entailed a direct attack on the capitalist system, with a severe loss of profit and livelihood to the surrounding country-side. The point was, of course, that Christ's ethics were no better, in reality, than Nature's own merciless and bloodied "tooth-and-claw."

    Or was that "fang-and-rhinoceros-horn-aphrodisiac?"

    In light of this storied Victorian contention, and in keeping with the spirit of your endeavor here, I suggest the vigorous promotion of the exceedingly sound-byte worthy "Gadarene Demons Matter."

    Your (unworthy) servant,
    Herr Doktor


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