Filmmaker profiles outrage against comedians

A new American documentary examines provocative comedians vs. the professionally or permanently outraged. Premiered in New York City last November.

Reality check: In the dawning post-employment society, outrage is a profession. Some people have nothing else to market and many people are looking for excuses for their wasted lives. Someone other than themselves and their heroes to be mad at.

Comedians become the equivalent of heretics in a rigid religious society, people who disrupt the beliefs we are comfortable with.

See also: Sensitivity training to cope with student traumas You know the sort of thing: The horror when the little asshat discovers that he must learn from a prof who has no use for his conflicted barrel of inner merde.

  • People who can’t take a joke are funny.

    • Not when they are taking comedians to the human rights commission or shooting them or whatever.