Satire is terrorism!

‘My mother is a terrorist! Or at least that’s what certain unidentified U.S. interrogators seem to suspect. It all stems from a satirical article called “How to Build Your Own Home H-Bomb” that my mother, Barbara Ehrenreich, wrote with two coauthors 30 years ago…If you’re reading this, and you ever admit it (and believe me, if tortured, you’ll admit anything), you never know what might happen. Just ask Binyam Mohamed, who was released from Guantanamo to his home in Britain this week after nearly seven years of detention. His lawyers believe that he was suspected of being a terrorist, in part, because he confessed to having read my mother’s article.’
Rosa Brooks in the Los Angeles Times.
Fearing for our safety,’s resident fire warden Jimmy Hieronymous ‘Moustache’ McKrill has advised us to refrain from satire from now on. No satirical articles will appear on from this day forward. Satire is banned now. It’s enough that we’ve already had eight contributors extraordinarily renditioned (and I don’t mean recreated in song in a downtown Kyoto karaoke bar).

Barry Kavanagh writes fiction, and has made music, formerly with Dacianos.

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