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Mocking The Tea Party In Popular Culture

By Alyssa Rosenberg on October 3, 2011 at 9:52 am

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There are many ways to cleverly and powerfully expose the limitations and contradictions of ideas and movements you vehemently disagree with in popular culture. It looks like Butter is going to be about as subtle, but much less funny and damning, than, say, Starship Troopers. And with less Neil Patrick Harris:


Butter Clip by teasertrailer

I’m all for making fun of ridiculous beliefs, but I tend to believe that, when possible, you should try to find a way to do so that doesn’t result in you looking like a tremendous, elitist jerk. Reinforcement of your own moral superiority and self-satisfaction is not a particularly admirable motivation. It’s a lot dumber and more dangerous to believe that, say, Social Security is unconstitutional than to care about the outcome of a dopey contest that’s a long-time local tradition.

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