By Bob Bowdey
The Washington Stand
he Left’s newest “war on women” has a sinister past. Today, cloaked in LGBT activism, virtue signaling, and the old standby “tolerance,” the woke have turned the cancelation of women into an artform — an artform that is unfortunately centuries old and an embarrassment to any reasonable person.
Sarcasm is defined as “the caustic use of words, often in a humorous way, to mock someone or something.” This dubious form of humor has been amusing people for centuries, even used by Shakespeare in “Julius Caesar” during Mark Antony’s speech at Caesar’s funeral. Late-night comedians have made sarcasm their stock-in-trade. Bill Maher has become rich by being the self-appointed smartest guy in the room and making fun of everyone he considers inferior to the urban leftist intellectual he fancies himself to be.
At the beginning of the 19th century, sarcasm as an artform was raised to new heights. An American theatrical form called minstrelsy rose to prominence. The minstrel show was based on the comic reenactment of racial stereotypes, where entertainers would dress in “blackface,” make-up intended to caricature African Americans with black skin and highly exaggerated white lips.