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 satirical or any other form of literature.
Our brand of satirical writing is rooted in the school of Juvenal, and our dedication to this form of written work is absolute.
Satire is not fake but based on a level of truth
2017 – In response to the deluge of so-called ‘authority’ sites on some Mccarthyite witch hunt labelling satirical websites as ‘fake news‘, and using that moniker to denigrate and censor, we would like to respond by saying it is NOT fake, the purpose of satire is to critique a topic based on a level of truth. Satire is thus the ultimate truth.
Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Addressing the ignorant, illiterate people who create so-called ‘authority’ sites labelling us or other satirists as ‘fake news’; the genre is a legitimate, highly respected literary designation which has existed for thousands of years.
NEWS On the 11th July 2017, the Daily Squib was threatened by Google and ordered to take down its most famous article ‘The Ku Klux Klan Endorses Obama‘ despite the article being on the internet for almost ten years. This action by Google is a violation of free speech and satire and is a comment on the sad Orwellian censorious state of the internet today.
- 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;
“..difficile est saturam non scribere.”