You have the right to remain funny in Fitzwalkerstan

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. – First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

I actually do not find losing my rights this laughable. But for my own health, I’m trying.

Last night Stephen Colbert joked that “Governor Scott Walker implements a bold new policy requiring protesters to pay for the right to protest”.

It had me thinking we’ll be laughing all the way to the gulag if we keep going at this rate. [Feel free to tell me we are A) Not going to the gulag and B) Not going to keep losing our rights at this rate. Seriously. I like to be reassured.]

Whether we need them or not, here are a couple jokes about repressive reality culled from the net:

“How do you catch a lion? Easy: you catch a rabbit and beat it till it confesses to being a lion.”

Stalin decides to go out one day and see what it’s really like for the workers, so he puts on a disguise and sneaks out of the Kremlin. After a while he wanders into a cinema. When the film has finished, the Soviet Anthem plays and a huge picture of Stalin appears on the screen. Everyone stands up and begins singing, except Stalin, who smugly remains seated. A minute later a man behind him leans forwards and whispers in his ear: “Listen Comrade, we all feel exactly the same way you do, but trust me, it’s a lot safer if you just stand up.”

For more on Walker’s pay-to-protest policy, see Nobody Buys DOA Disinformation at Wisconsin Capitol

The first big implementation of the policy is expected Monday Dec. 19.

2 thoughts on “You have the right to remain funny in Fitzwalkerstan

  1. Remember the governors office is open for business, it is pay to play and pay to protest. He is just trying to be fair.

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