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John Cleese: Political Correctness Can Lead to an Orwellian Nightmare

By JustaPassenger, 03/05/16

The essence of comedy is being critical, says Cleese, and that means causing offense sometimes. But we shouldn't protect everyone from experiencing negative emotions by enforcing political correctness, he says. Cleese's latest book is "So, Anyway..."

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15 minutes ago, IbrahimAbi said:

But the fall guy does not have to be a real person, can be generic. Some politicians etc make natural targets.

Yes of course, politicians, authority figures, almost any self important profession, also the generic "crowd".

Both Ronnies are the butt, Corbett because of his misunderstanding and Barker because of not realising how many different meanings there are to what he is asking for.


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