C. S. Lewis in "The Screwtape Letters" describes the real agenda of Saturday Night Life's “humor.”
In Lewis' book his character, an senior evil spirit says:
"But Flippancy is the best of all. In the first place it is very economical. Only a clever human can make a real Joke about virtue, or indeed about anything else; any of them can be trained to talk as if virtue were funny. Among flippant people the Joke is always assumed to have been made."
"No one actually makes it; but every serious subject is discussed in a manner which implies that they have already found a ridiculous side to it. If prolonged, the habit of Flippancy builds up around a man the finest armour-plating against the Enemy [God] that I know, and it is quite free from the dangers inherent in the other sources of laughter."
"It is a thousand miles away from joy; it deadens, instead of sharpening, the intellect; and it excites no affection between those who practice it."
Former Saturday Night Life writer Al Franken apparently shows that most leftist "humor" may be evil:
"Franken also imitated a priest giving Communion, saying
"Body of Christ" when an imagined pedophile priest was in line but "not
for you" when pro-choice politicians came up,” according to Michael
Goodwin of the New York Daily News.
This Franken mockery of the Eucharist on Air America radio proves he is an idiot and possibly an anti-Catholic bigot. This ridicule reminds one of the Nazi propaganda that mocked the most sacred religious Jewish customs. The Jewish religion holds God’s very name in the highest respect and reverence.
The former Saturday Night Life writer, who claims to be Jewish,
in the introduction of his new book Lies And the Lying Liars has a
disrespectful mock conservation with the Holy One of the Old Testament.
Here‘s an sample Franken‘s mockery:“’TOTAL BULL____,’ God said. ’ START
BY ATTACKING THEM. HE’S [former CBS reporter Bernard Goldberg who wrote a
book about liberal bias] CLEARLY A DISGRUNTLED FORMER EMPLOYEE, AND SHE
[Ann Coulter who wrote a book about liberal bias] JUST LIES. BY THE
WAY, THERE’S SOMETHING SERIOUSLY WRONG WITH HER. ’”
To put it mildly, Franken’s purpose for writing his book was to “prove” that there isn’t a liberal bias. According to the radio host “[a]lmost every fact in this book [Lies And the Lying Liars] is correct. Either that, or it’s a joke.”
Here is the former Saturday Night Life writer’s alleged humor on page 239 of his book:
“’Give it back! [Clarence] Thomas’s squeal broke their reverie.’ Give me back my magazine.’‘
"Kerry and Gore jumped topsides and saw Ashcroft holding a cheaply printed magazine featuring teenage Vietnamese prostitutes.’”
I assumed this “joke” refers back to the alleged and “totally uncorroborated charges of off-color language against” the then African American Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas.
Franken thinks its funny to promote “totally uncorroborated charges“ against the African American Thomas, but is fuming in his book because of “[c]redible rape charges” against his great hero Bill Clinton who sexually abused women (imagine the media indignation if sex abusing priests had used cigars), allegedly raped a woman, obstructed justice and lie under oath.
Might Saturday Night Life & all leftist "humor" be evil?
Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Mass and the Church as well as for the Triumph of the Kingdom of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.