Saturday, January 3, 2015
The inability to understand satire has been linked to a mental disorder known as ilitium. This is where the person reading, hearing or viewing satirical content takes it as the truth. It is compounded by the fact that people are emotional about their view points in matters of society. They either think it is the absolute truth when in reality it is a mockery or they rebel against it thinking it is a lie. Sadly there is no amount of education or medication for this disorder. The persons suffering from this terrible affliction will be sadly condemned to be fooled and butt-hurt for the rest of their life. We as normal humans can only try to comfort them.