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Laughter is the best resistance to political bullying

Jokes are kryptonite to authority. They are to pompous egos what needles are to soap bubbles

Mitali Saran 

Mitali Saran Authority only really works on people who agree to consider it authoritative. Not authority like the police and the courts—obviously those guys have guns, and jails, and can physically impose their will upon you. I mean authority like the power to control people’s minds and lead them by the nose down whatever nasty little majoritarian alley they want. That kind of authority needs—nay, is absolutely at the mercy of—citizens’ individual cooperation in treating it like the big strong manly alpha dog that it wants to be. This is a shaky leg to stand on. And you ...

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First Published: Fri, March 31 2017. 22:39 IST
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