GOODBYE TO SATIRE

LFG is closing for good and that’s that. The fact is three years ago, in the innocent dawn of 2014, satire seemed an adequate foil to the growing silliness of the progressive left. It was surely reasonable to expect that mimicking the tone and language , would lead to a few nods of grudging recognition and admissions of excess.
It hasn’t. Instead we’ve been invited to look at our fork and appreciate the full horror of the cauterised flesh there pinned. The silliness, it turns out, was actually an illness – a much graver thing than can be banished with jokes. While Rick (Rik Mayall’s right-on tit of an SJW in The Young Ones ) and Alan Parker, Urban Warrior (‘s equally tittish SJW) may have relieved us from taking student revolutionaries too seriously through the 80s and 90s, nothing light can be made now of what can only be described as a landscape of competing death cults.
I will now leave the site untouched as a museum piece and relic of what might have been. As for what I will do now, the first task is to think seriously about the various death cults surrounding us. I’ll think about what to do after that.

Mike

March 2017

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