You misread or misunderstand what satirization is. Satire uses humor, irony, exaggeration or ridicule to expose and criticize. Scott Brown's staff parading around while acting like a negative Native American stereotype doesn't satirize Elizabeth Warren's claims. A proper simile can satirize, what I said is a proper satirization would be to equivocate Warren's claims to the authenticity of a FAKE headdress. The simile equivocates her claims to the FAKE headdresses' inauthenticity. A true headdress isn't maligned but the legitimacy of the false one is. One wouldn't need to wear or parody a headdress only depict the all too common fake one. A simile for this simile would be to counteract a claim that tin is gold by equivocating the tin's worth to that of iron pyrite, aka false gold. The gold's value isn't sullied, but the worth of the tin and iron pyrite is effectively denounced.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 15:17