Satire is the last bastion of free speech, and when that is diminished, we will know that Western society as a whole has taken a turn for the worse.
Here at the Daily Squib we are staunch guardians of free speech whether it be satire or any other form of literature.
Our brand of satire is rooted in the school of Juvenal, and our dedication to this form of written work is absolute.
Satire is not fake but real
In response to the deluge of sites, on some mccarthyite witch hunt being created labelling satire as ‘fake news‘ we would like to respond by saying satire is NOT fake. Satire is real. Addressing the ignorant illiterate people who create sites labelling us or other satirists as fake, satire is a legitimate, real and respected literary genre which has been around for thousands of years.
- the use of humour, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
“the crude satire seems to be directed at the fashionable protest singers of the time”
synonyms: mockery, ridicule, derision, scorn, caricature
- a play, novel, film, or other work which uses satire.
“in recent years, the phenomenon has become the subject of satire”
plural noun: satires
“a stinging satire on American politics”
synonyms: parody, burlesque, caricature, lampoon, skit, take-off, squib, travesty
informal: spoof, send-up;
vulgar slang: piss-take;
- a genre of literature characterized by the use of satire.
“a number of articles on Elizabethan satire”
“..difficile est saturam non scribere.”