• Mark RanDoM

For Those Who Take Jokes Seriously And Get Offended

Updated: Sep 22, 2019


with the artform of stand up comedy becoming mainstream with corporations, networks, and advertisers producing it. Stand up comedy has gained a worldwide audience, many of whom are not even comedy fans but are still exposed to it because of how ingrained it is in our everyday culture, media, and society. Still stand up comedy is a very misunderstood artform. If you poled the masses of noncomedy fans about what they believe stand up comedy is, most of them would put it in a category of a more serious nature such as politics, news, or culture gossip, rather than giving it the same suspension of disbelief they give movies, music, and novels.Why is it that what once was just a genre of entertainment, like music, there is now an unnecessary cultural and political pressure on the artform? You go to a comedy club to hear a comedian express the ridiculous nonsensical ramblings about life. It’s well known that when things become popularized it becomes a business and marketed as a product. There are now focus groups, board meetings, and advertisement strategies for corporations, is that how we want our comedy produced? The same thing that happened with hip-hop is happening to comedy where Hollywood began to realize that comedians had an influence on culture or could change their perception of subjects. This made corporations fight for control to begin promoting a bias political narrative with a specific agenda to alter the cultural climate in order to have the masses consume it as trends, therefore reshape our entire society in their design. The most ironic thing is how contradicting it is that a craft of silliness became so serious. It makes me wonder if anyone knows what the real spirit of comedy is or are the majority so manipulated by the mainstream illusions they have no idea what a real stand up comedian is?

The pure soul of a comic is something a lot of people don’t understand and the majority of comedians don’t want to admit. The pure soul of comedy comes from a heightened level of empathy and the ability to feel compassion for every situation from all other perspectives. This is how comics come up with hilarious premises or make surreal associations. They have analyzed situations from so many more angles and perspectives than the average human even has the ability to. Everyone says comedy comes from tragedy, yet what they don't understand is that you have to enter a flow state of pure positivity in that moment to express the darkest tragedies humorously. The way audiences misinterpret UFC fights thinking they have to be angry to fight when every UFC fighter knows calmness and clarity is the best way to fight. All the great comedians know that in what appears to be an anger-filled tirade, they have to be in an egoless empathic headspace in order to relate the premises and punchlines in their jokes. Ever see a comedian really depressed on stage try telling a joke, it usually fails because comedy is about energy. I mean for God's sake how can you say comedians are harmful with speech and inciting hate when the literal job description is “make people laugh and have a fun”. Since the beginning of time, the whole purpose of comedy is to make others laugh about anything, which is the entire purpose of comedy.

The purpose of comedy is to make the audience laugh and you do that by connecting the audience to something and have them all relate to the humor of it as inherently positive energy. The argument some say is “there's a difference between laughing with someone and laughing at someone”. Even in that truth, there is still an intent of relating. When someone does something stupid, we laugh with them because we understand everyone does stupid things, those laughing at them just don’t want to admit it. It’s a humbling relatable experience to laugh together

Comedy is like emotional alchemy in that it can take the most horrible things in life and find some sort of relief, some sort of silver lining in even the darkest aspects of life. Some say certain things shouldn’t be laughed at, but the reason everyone should be making fun of the darkest subject matters is because it relieves suffering. What noncomedy fans need to understand is, they say making light of a serious topic takes away the importance of it, and I don’t know if it’s brain chemical wiring, but to comedy; to make light of serious topics is addressing the importance of it in a deeper manner because its learning to let go of the pain and formulate some rhyme or reason to the agony regardless of how silly it may feel. The ability to laugh at your own suffering is a beautifully courageous step in self empowerment because it shows “I’m not going to let the fear and hate of the world affect me, I’m going to take all the worlds pain and transform it into something joyous even if just a moment of peace from suffering.

Humanity needs dark offensive humor because it explores the shadow unconscious that exists in everyone. REPEAT, dark offensive humor explores the shadow unconscious that EXISTS IN EVERYONE, whether they admit it or not. The reason everyone should be making light of some of the darkest subject matters is because there’s so much we cant understand about the human mind, life, consciousness or why things are the way they are. When you explore a path that the majority of humans would never imagine going in their mind; those that can relate to it feel better about it. It gives them the ability to acknowledge their darkness from a lighter perspective. To explore the darkest aspects of human nature and find humor in it can be a spiritual awakening unveiling the sickness of humanity and acknowledging it, then accepting it which is a terrifying ego-shattering experience that a lot of people don’t want to go through. The psychological aspects of comedy that affect people when they become the target of jokes should be a unique experience of self-reflection. I truly believe people who are made fun of and get angry, outraged and offended are that way because it forces them for a moment to have to think and acknowledge their own flaws. They get offended because their ego has never even considered exploring their un unconscious nature so when it reveals itself, the ego feels cognitive dissonance. The comedians who have explored it can easily acknowledge it and laugh it off because they’re aware of the who, what, why, where, how. it's purely as if very dark and offensive comedy forces an individual to question their own ideas and than have to think intelligently for themselves as the joke has triggered their ego.

Tragically not comedically that is what I’m speaking about. Why so many individuals get offended over jokes to the point of outrage, destruction, and hostility… reflect deeply on that concept. A comic with the pure intention and job description to bring joy and laughter to a group of people uniting them together, then an individual gets outraged, offended, and hostile. Right on the surface value shows an emotional and mental red flag. If someone is in a light spirit of smiling and laughing and you interpret that as hateful, cruel, insensitive and mean, what does that say about you? Not only are you misinterpreting the comics intentions, you’re projecting your own emotional and mental deregulated issues onto an entertainer. Lets validate their emotional deregulation and trauma by saying some things shouldn’t be joked about because they’re triggering. Why is it that when someone is personally triggered by a comic's joke, they never take it upon themselves to look inward on why that had such an impact on them in which they reacted so negatively? Perhaps the offended individual experienced something horrible and it brought up all kinds of terrible emotions? if anything making light of the trauma would be the most therapeutic thing one could do. In psychology when a patient has experienced traumatic events, some therapists will give them a safe protected way to relive the experience to retrain their emotions and thoughts try to ease the negative effect it has on them. If you were truly a traumatized individual and you were triggered by a comedian, you should be thanking the comic for revealing to you something deep in your subconscious. It’s almost as if everyone offended and triggered should awaken to the realization that the comedian was able to detect in your mind where the unresolved emotional or mental trauma was, so you’re aware of it.So lets just for argument sake say the individual who was triggered and offended by a joke doesn’t have some psychological issue that needs to be worked out, and let's say they don’t have some unconscious shadow aspects to themselves. They get offended because they find the joke to be immoral. Now they set out to try to get this comedian banned, slandered, ostracized and lose their career for a joke. How weak is your ego that when a comedian makes a joke your entire moral compass is shattered? It leads me to believe you don’t have any individual thought to your morals and you just accepted a preprogrammed set of values that you never questioned. Another example of thanking a comedian for giving you counterpoints to help you structure your morals.

That’s proof the outrage and offense are fake, and you’re just an angry, insecure, entitled self-centered egocentric narcissist. If someone was truly offended by jokes, they wouldn’t seek to destroy the comedian's livelihood by taking their words out of context to misrepresent what they said. They wouldn’t manipulate a narrative to assume the comedian's intentions just so they can gather crowds to justify being cruel and hostile by deplatforming and canceling them to feel morally superior. An individual who is genuinely offended by jokes or words reflects inwards and seeks to understand why. An individual who is truly offended by jokes thinks for themselves and figures out why they morally disagree so they can find themselves some sort of self closure. some people just don’t get the joke and it is their right to turn it off, not watch and or not pay attention to, but to want them banned, deplatformed, stigmatized and have their career and legacy destroyed reveals a deeper more sinister ulterior motive in our culture...

The terrifying Unfunny truth is of why we’re in such a hostile, outrage cancel culture, attack anyone that doesn’t agree with them climate . . . is fear. As technology advances in social media, now everything is becoming public. The more humans become assimilated with technology the more their secrets, mistakes, flaws and personal lives are becoming public consumption. Now as we live in this condemn anyone who isn’t perfect to societies standards, those who participate in cancel culture or censoring others are terrified their secrets, things they did or said years ago will become public.Those who are on a crusade to demonize, condemn and cancel anyone they don’t feel is living up to their morally virtuous standard are just guilty consciences overcompensating to make up for all the sins they think they have in their made-up culture war of political correctness. Now if you don’t understand why the current zeitgeist of western society has become filled with radical zealots living up to the present trends standards, it's a combination of Hollywood and social media.

Hollywood and Social Media gives the illusion of perfect moral virtues. Everyone wants to follow along with cultural trends and famous idols. The concept of absolute perfection, politically correct social justice in their mind, has made them all fundamentalist virtue signalers. The Hollywood golden globes are the perfect example of the fakeness of everyone. The so-called “elite’s” having to appear as perfect and flawless, saying the right thing with the right trend in culture as they’ve spent their lives portraying perfectly written characters with great lines and interesting plots and their ego has been warped to give them the illusion that they are flawless and as some of those flaws are revealed or they are reminded of those flaws they feel terrorized by a reflection of what they are, a flawed individual who isn’t perfect. The reason comedy is the number one artform under attack to be destroyed by Hollywood and corporations is

Stand up comedy is the antiperfection, in an age where everyone is so self absorbed in their own echo chamber playing out their online social media avatar of narcissistic perfection, comedy is the community of individuals who openly acknowledge the flaws of themselves, unveil the flaws of society and mock it rather than try to live up to it. We live in a time where the next generation doesn’t know a life beyond a computer screen of blocking what they don’t like, reporting what they don’t agree with and destroying anything that doesn’t fit their narrative of absolute perfection. Stand up comedy is a cacophonic laughter celebration of the collective human flaw. While the politicians, corporations and social media are trying to appear as perfect as narcissistically possible, stand up comedy is a haunting reminder to them that they’re all flawed as human nature. That’s why everyone is offended and trying to cancel comedy.

If you’re offended by comedy, I will bet you’re too egocentric to have any self awareness, you're triggered because you haven’t explored any of your unconscious nor have you dealt with any of your mental and emotional trauma, you perceive life through a distorted lense of anger and hostility, and rather than work on your inner toxic self, you project your emotional and mental deregulation outward on social media purposefully misinterpreting comics, calling to deplatform and cancel them with no redemption and you’re just a hostile ignorant individual who could never comprehend the evolutionary concepts of compassion or empathy.:) -RanDoM

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