Catallaxy Exclusive – Spartacus Satire

Your correspond Spartacus has recently posted a number of satirical posts designed to highlight the folly and lunacy of our political overlords.  The most recent of these posts was:

Catallaxy Exclusive – Labor Promises to Expand ACMA and ACCC Armory.

Based on some of the comments that followed these posts, it seems that some Cats don’t seem to recognize the satire.  This could be because either Spartacus is a really good writer or because the policy pronouncements from our Crazed Canberra Crew are so bad that the silliness of Spartacus’ posts don’t appear that silly.

Spartacus’ money is in the latter (ie he is not that good a writer).

For future reference, when Spartacus starts a post with “Catallaxy Exclusive”, this is a guide that what will follow is folly not fact.

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15 Responses to Catallaxy Exclusive – Spartacus Satire

  1. The reality is that such things are all too plausible, given what has been coming out of Canberra in the last decade or so.

    I mean, The Smartest Guy In The Room, made a Captain’s Call and gave some Barrier Reef fear mongers over $400 million without any due diligence.

  2. If the ALP become government, it will use your observation as a playbook, in much the same way it seems to regard “1984” not as a warning, but a plan.

  3. The reality is that such things are all too plausible, given what has been coming out of Canberra in the last decade or so. Cloudy Water

  4. tgs

    I feel a bit sheepish that I believed it on face value without checking sources but I feel even more depressed that in today’s current political happenings it was so easily believable.

    Well played, Sparty.

  5. Bruce

    Sadly, and especially in politics, it seems that “life” such as it is, imitates “art”.

  6. Spring is coming

    What’s that old saying ‘explaining a joke is like dissecting a frog. It’s not very pleasant and it’s very messy. No matter which way you do it the frog ends up dead.’

  7. Gilas

    I, modestly, humbly, while always humbly acknowledging the custodians of this Land etc.. etc..
    humbly (again) accept the honour of being the first to observe the true nature of Sparty’s clever post.

    The key is in checking the links provided, against the text of the post.

    Well played Spartacus!

  8. I think this illustrates how little we trust our politicians, such that satire of this nature becomes a talking point of what could really happen. And satire is often reflective of what’s going on in society, especially when you consider the paths being taken by our politicians.

  9. Iampeter

    The reason your particular satire doesn’t work is because you’re trying to mock stupid government policy that you don’t have any alternatives to anyway, so why would it be funny?

    As someone who’s previously said the family unit is a socialist one why would having a Labor government install people in newscorp be all that far fetched to you? Why would someone like you even oppose it?

    See, you can’t laugh at far fetched leftist stuff when you yourself post far fetched, leftist stuff in all seriousness.

  10. See, you can’t laugh at far fetched leftist stuff when you yourself post far fetched, leftist stuff in all seriousness.

    Yawn.

  11. Amadeus

    Noted…even though it sounded surreal, oooops, so real…!
    My satire antenna has been raised higher…

  12. .

    The problem is the uniparty really is that crazy.

  13. miltonf

    Sparty it didn’t seem that far fetched at all. After all TLS had the Finkstein enquiry to harass News Corp. Is the ‘re education’ of white university professors for real or a joke?

  14. PB

    Spartacus is one of the best here.

  15. tgs

    PB
    #2786686, posted on August 11, 2018 at 10:26 pm
    Spartacus is one of the best here.

    Agreed.

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