Irony and Satire

It never ceases to amaze me that a large part of the population is simply unable to understand satire or irony.

The Internet is filled to the brim with comments by people who are angered, infuriated or seriously offended by things that clearly were not meant to have that effect.

I have the feeling that those who are unable to grasp such texts are either not accustomed to reading all that much any more and/or the Internet has lead to a serious decline in the degree of patience afforded to a text. People read a few isolated lines and then rush to the comments section to spew forth their ignorance and/or hatred.

Very often that makes for a sad read.

Posted by Volkher Hofmann

Volkher Hofmann (deus62) has been blogging on and off since the 1990s and deus62.com is all that is left. He loves music, literature, drumming and, most of all, real life. He thinks the open web is much more important than social networks, closed-in ecosystems and other severely commercialized online endeavors.

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