This Is a Joke Only in the Existential Sense


That is, this is a joke only in the sense that “this is how the world ends” might provoke laughter as the last defense against the overwhelming sense of the absurdity of existence in the face of its end.

What follows is the daily column written by Joseph (Yussef) Farrah for World Net Daily, a Far-Right news source for those who believe that American Spectator and National Review have a taint of Progressivism.

When you read it, please bear in mind that it was distributed to subscribers to World Net Daily’s newsletters today. Clearly, the issues that it purports to address are not dead issues for people on their end of the political spectrum, even if many of us would like to think so.

So the next time that a Far Right politician, political operative, or political commentator tries to pass off some patently offensive, grossly distorted…

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About martinkich

I am a Professor of English at Wright State University's Lake Campus, where I have been a faculty member for more than 25 years. I have now served multiple terms as the President of the WSU chapter of AAUP, which now includes all full-time instructional faculty, and as the Vice-President of the Ohio Conference of AAUP. I have also served several terms as an at-large member of the Executive Committee of AAUP's Collective Bargaining Congress. In addition to serving as co-editor of the Academe blog, I am also a member of the editorial board of Academe and have been a guest editor for an issue of the magazine on collective bargaining strategies. As co-chair of the Ohio Conference's Communication Committee, I began to do much more overtly political writing during the campaign to repeal Ohio's Senate Bill 5, which would have eliminated the right of faculty to be unionized. I have sustained that activism, and at the risk of stating the obvious, I have very much enjoyed contributing to the Academe Blog and to our chapter blog. I also maintain several other blogs to which I have re-posted, by topic, my posts to the Academe blog, as well as some other items.

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