It is not about Gabriel Garcia Marquez, neither about Cholera but it is about Humor and us.
Once George Bernard Shaw, and here he will be mentioned many times, invited Winston Churchill to the premiere of his new play using the following words: “I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend … if you have one.”
To receive Sir Winston’s reply: “Cannot possibly attend the first night; will attend second, if there is one.”
Word HUMOR comes from the healing method of ancient Greeks called Humoral Treatment. According to the old doctors, the treatment produces moisture in the human body, on which mood and physical well-being depend. Hence, humor is the state of cheerful disposition, the highest form of comedy accompanied by a certain admixture of pain.
It also has its Latin roots with the same meaning- “( stem of (h)umor-moisture, fluid-body fluid, equivalent to (h)um(ere) “to be wet(humid).”
We always had among us fellow human beings who are our partners on this planet called Earth, which do not want their fellow human beings to produce humidity, moisture and practice humor to relieve stress and anxiety. Yes, humor is precisely that- a reliever of stress and anxiety contributing very much to our fearless human well-being! That is why you had in ancient Greece, and used today, a word describing where health and disease come from- that word is Psychosomatic! Psyche-Soul and Soma-Body!
That is why, with no major surprise, you can see that the tendency is to divide even humor. But it is with surprise and significant concern that, even with the legal notice that the “European Commission is not liable for any consequence stemming from the reuse of the publication,” it still bears the sign of EC( European Commission) and the RAN(Radicalisation Awareness Network).
The title of this publication is “It’s not funny anymore. Far-right extremists’ use of humor.” (1). They do not even give us the pleasure to learn what the word Humor represents and how it can positively affect our behavior and make us healthier even with some pain attached!
This is another attempt for one-eyed to follow the blind and divide Humor into far-right, far-left, and medium, and who knows what else.
This short article aims to let fellow human beings understand that George Bernard Shaw and so many wise people we can call statesmen were right when humorously presenting the truths about them and about us.
Humor always shows the good cheerful, humid spirit. As immortal George Bernard Shaw famously said that “my way of joking is telling the truth; that is the funniest joke in the world.”
But at the same time, humor is the best way of revealing things that we can’t say otherwise! Humor makes us curious and inspires us to investigate further. It teaches us to read between the lines! Sharpens our perception raising our awareness and common sense! Humor should be taught in schools also!
That is why those who promote the divide idea pursue to discredit humor, labeling it far-right and far-left and far too far!
Whoever wants to divide humor wants us not to be able to see the truth through it! Because, again Bernard Shaw said that “when a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth!”
It looks like the tendency is to send feelers and prepare the ground for us not to think, not to laugh, and finally, God forbid, not to exist anymore as humans!
But again, it will go in vain! What do we just need to do?
First, read again or start reading George Bernard Shaw!
And do not be afraid to believe in yourself, as “in this world, there is always danger for those who are afraid of it.”( Geroge Bernard Shaw)
The times we live in are full of many non-intentional humoristic events made by insidious fellow human beings. They are in tragedy, and we are in hope! Like the one character stating that the virus is transmitted through UNVACINATED children to vaccinated parents. That is humor. Unintentional one but great humor!
They do not realize what we realize, and it comes from Sir Winston Churchill:”The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.”
That is why we, the humor fans( wherever it comes from), will prevail and save those walking towards the tragedy!
“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.” Sir Winston Churchill.
I hope that this raises your eyebrows and makes you smile! Or it just takes you to another thought of the same immortal man!
“Lady Astor: “Winston, if I were your wife, I’d put poison in your coffee.”
Winston Churchill: “Nancy, if I were your husband, I’d drink it.”
Choose with whom you drink your coffee! Far-right or far-left, no matter! The matter is if they are fellow human beings!
(2)Cover photo – 2B5G1FK The Fool tarot card from the Rider Tarot Cards designed by Pamela Colman Smith under supervision of Arthur Edward Waite isolated on white background. The permission to use it was purchased by Philosophyofgoodnews.
Darko Richard Lancelot
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( humor is encouraged!)