I agree. But the reality is that the sword has one purpose and the pen has another.henry quirk wrote: ↑Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:39 pmHumor is great, but doesn't mean a whole helluva lot when some nimrod is lookin' to beat your ass for usin' 'n-i-g-g-e-r' in your novel.
The pen is mighty, but, in a knife fight, it makes for a poor weapon.
Keep in mind: the opposition may be literate, but they aren't reasonable (and most of 'em lost their sense of humor a long time back).
No, Twain would carry.
The value of the pen is experienced before the fight while the value of the sword appears during the fight. One must be capable of speaking softly while carrying a big stick.
Humor is really the aesthetic expression of common sense. As I see it society needs humor to minimize the need for the sword. I know you are aware that the progressive agenda is void of common sense, humor, and the ability to laugh at itself which is why it seeks to take away your sword or your defense against the attack on common sense.."Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes." Ralph Waldo Emerson