Ridicule serves several purposes:
- Ridicule raises morale at home.
- Ridicule strips the enemy/adversary of his mystique and prestige.
- Ridicule erodes the enemy’s claim to justice.
- Ridicule eliminates the enemy’s image of invincibility.
- Directed properly at an enemy, ridicule can be a fate worse than death.
Control is the essence of an authoritarian movement or
dictatorship. Jokes and contempt know no philosophy and a good laugh, even of the gallows humor variety, spread virally, almost impossible to control.
NFL Super Bowl Halftime show…in short – The RUSSIAN view