I am not really going to list six of anything, I just thought it was a nicely symmetrical headline for a discussion of Michael Medved’s potentially hilarious column, Six inconvenient truths about the U.S. and slavery. I say potentially because it is not funny now, when some people will read it and see it as a validation of their own ignorance, but thousands of years from now, it might be funny to one of the giant, intelligent bunny rabbits who run Earth, when he finds it lining the bottom of his pet human cage.
Now, I’m not going to waste time refuting Medved’s ludicrous “analysis,” as I’m sure many others will do, nor will I engage in the all-too-easy turkey/fish-in-barrel shoot that is parodying, making jokes about, or otherwise lampooning The Medvedifesto. That’s what my show is for.
No, I want to focus on the root of this problem, which is that philistines should not try to swim in the artist’s pond. Not even in the shallow end. My Bunny Rabbit reference was deliberate, not just an attempt at non-sequitur humor. In fact, it is extremely sequitur. Intrigued? Well, read on anyway.