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We Can't Overcome The Bad If We Can't Laugh At It by TheArtFrog We Can't Overcome The Bad If We Can't Laugh At It by TheArtFrog
We can't overcome bad ideas if we can't laugh at them! Ridicule has a surprisingly underestimated importance within our society.
Why do you think Hitler is the butt of all jokes? Why do we laugh at the taboo?

As Hans Teeuwen, the comedian in the following video, puts it: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryYETm…

"...Anything that has a status has a kind of power, and power always corrupts. It must be allowed for it to be subjected to ridicule. When that is not possible anymore, you end up with nasty situations, a dictatorship or something. That's why ridicule is important."

We can't allow people with any sort of power to censor people who ridicule them, otherwise we cannot learn and grow as a society or be free to speak our minds.
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:iconhy-longcat:
hy-longcat Featured By Owner Edited Feb 25, 2017
may i please use this?


(i've probably already asked this, my memory is absolutel bizarre...)
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:icontheartfrog:
TheArtFrog Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Student General Artist
My stamps are made with the automatic assumption that others will use them. :)

Use away! :D
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:icontheemptychest:
TheEmptyChest Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017
100% in agreement!
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:icontheartfrog:
TheArtFrog Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Student General Artist
:D
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:iconmrgreen36:
Mrgreen36 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
As I've mentioned to you before, I am a devote Christian. Despite that, I agree with this stamp wholeheartedly. After all free speech is a two way street
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:icontheartfrog:
TheArtFrog Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Student General Artist
:thumbsup: I have great respect for those that can hold beliefs yet allow and tolerate others. :)
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:iconsoelare:
Soelare Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016
:iconthisplz:
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:icontheartfrog:
TheArtFrog Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Student General Artist
Thanks! :)
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:icontentacledork:
tentacledork Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016  Student Digital Artist
THIS THIS 1000 TIMES THIS
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:icontheartfrog:
TheArtFrog Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016  Student General Artist
:D
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:icontentacledork:
tentacledork Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016  Student Digital Artist
^_^
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:iconrorrx:
Rorrx Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree.



i have meet others who think I'm better or worse for my skin...
my gender...
or for my sexuality...

when i have done terriable things..
when i should be judged for doing wrong...

but when I'm not,
I'm told I'm better/worse
for some thing doesn't matter really...
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:icontheartfrog:
TheArtFrog Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Student General Artist
:nod:
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:iconjec1996:
jec1996 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So True 
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:icontheartfrog:
TheArtFrog Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Student General Artist
:D
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:iconjec1996:
jec1996 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
All Ideologies dont work anymore are always corrupted by Money And Power And This Quoted By A Sourth American.
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:icontheartfrog:
TheArtFrog Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Student General Artist
Only because so far that haven't been any ideologies which specifically are created to prevent such things with a working formula for doing so. :)
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:iconjec1996:
jec1996 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
True
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:icontheartfrog:
TheArtFrog Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Student General Artist
It is very possible in fact to do so, it's just people rarely like such big change and politicians would be reluctant to give up the things that allow them to be corrupt, so really then nothing seems to change... :/
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jec1996 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I Am Also Laugh In The Most Controversials Like Islamists, Democratic Socialists, Social Democrats, Anarquists, Antifa, Latinamericanists, Maoists, IDPOL, Juche, Agrarianism And People Who Loves Hearing Stupid Conspirations Theories.
I Also Cant Believe That People Still Buying That Useless Shit.
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TheArtFrog Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Student General Artist
:D
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:iconjec1996:
jec1996 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats Very True. I Also Laugh Of Conservatists, Communists, Socialists, Liberals, SJW, CJW, Neo-Nazis And Leaders Like Obama, Putin Or Erdogan.
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:iconjec1996:
jec1996 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Fuck All Ideologies
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:icondarkvikingmistress:
DarkVikingMistress Featured By Owner Edited Sep 15, 2016  Student Writer
Hell yeah I laugh at neo Nazis, CJWs, those who want communist dictatorship and SJWs.
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:iconjec1996:
jec1996 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Me Too
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:iconchemicalvalentine:
chemicalvalentine Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016
what is a CJW?
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DarkVikingMistress Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Student Writer
Term I made up.

Similar to SJW but instead of wanting to ban everything which pertains to offending minority groups, CJW is someone who wants to ban anything which could possibly offend conservative Christians. They act as if they are anti SJW but really are as sensitive and dogmatic about protecting conservative Christian ideals as SJWs are about shielding theirs.  
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Akhnaton-II Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I put it in a bit different way: to my mind all ideologies must be laughed at. Like an intellectual exercise for people, and as a way to see which ideology survives. That's way I don't think we should respect opinions we disagree with, we just should be patient about it.
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:icontheartfrog:
TheArtFrog Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Student General Artist
:) :nod:
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:icongraeystone:
Graeystone Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016
Unless its globalism, communism, or just ends in '-ism'.
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:iconakhnaton-ii:
Akhnaton-II Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
or just ends in '-ism
Like conservatism?
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:icongraeystone:
Graeystone Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016
Never said conservatism is perfect.
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:iconakhnaton-ii:
Akhnaton-II Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And I never said that communism and globalism are perfect. But if you can talk to a group as a whole, them you are supposed to answer for conservatives as a whole.
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Graeystone Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016
Globalism and communism is strictly collectivism/whole. I won't use individualism to gauge an ideology that wants nothing to do with it.
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:iconakhnaton-ii:
Akhnaton-II Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Since when collectivism means same level of self-criticism?
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:icongreen-tea-flower:
Green-Tea-Flower Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Student General Artist
Or Creationism.
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:icontheartfrog:
TheArtFrog Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Student General Artist
Nope. No exceptions. ALL ideologies should be criticised and ridiculed in order to see how good or bad they are. 
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lollipopsocks Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree! It's a shame a lot of people don't!
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:iconjec1996:
jec1996 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats True
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:iconjewel-m:
Jewel-M Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016
I thought the same.
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koimonster22 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Student General Artist
Clap 
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:icontheartfrog:
TheArtFrog Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Student General Artist
:bow:
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:iconkajm:
Kajm Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Here's one that needs laughing at Is the Devil based on the Jew by Der-Himmelstern
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dpell251 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016
What a putz. Neo-Nazis are some of the biggest idiots on the planet, and it never gets old making fun of them!
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Der-Himmelstern Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016
Yes. Someone with an IQ of 180 it seems.
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:iconkajm:
Kajm Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
That would be me!
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kumdang-2 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconboratplz:
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:iconcutestsith:
CutestSith Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Reflecting back I think this is him reflecting his own insecurities. 
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:iconkajm:
Kajm Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I once told a neo-Nazi (he was about 14, on the Hitler.com site (don't know if it even still exists)) that what he really wanted was to BE a Jew.

He didn't take too well to that.
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CutestSith Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
First here was a fucking Hitler.com?!!!?

Second these guys never take it to well to begin with. 
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