The world has become too absurd to be satirized
– G.K. Chesterton
When live imitates satire – why write satire?
Pinky swear – when I started writing the various “Berg’s Laws“, something like 17 years ago, they started out as wry quips. Sarcastic bits of bemused satire.
I didn’t expect every last one of them to turn out to be iron-clad descriptions of modern political and human behavior.
It’s made things a little…difficult? It’s no doubt thrown a monkey wrench at satirists like the Babylon Bee, who no doubt didn’t set out on their mission intended to become America’s best actual news source.
The Bee’s edtior, Seth Dillon, comments on not only how often, but how quickly, the arc of the news turned toward exactly what the Bee started by mocking:
As to “Berg’s Law” – the more I think about it, the more I think I’m onto something.