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Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar veronica d
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    Honestly, it’s tragic and horrible. How many people will be crushed under dictatorship? It’s awful.Report

    • Avatar Trumwill in reply to veronica d
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      Yes, the underlying situation itself seems very unfortunate.

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      • Avatar Kristin Devine in reply to Trumwill
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        The ability to see humor in a terrible situation is what keeps some of us human.

        Those who are kept human by some other thing entirely should keep their &*%^*& mouths shut and busy themselves clutching their pearls.Report

        • Avatar veronica d in reply to Kristin Devine
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          That’s true up to a point, but not beyond that point. For example, if I showed up at the funeral of a dead kid wearing a clown costume and making dick jokes, I don’t think the bereaved would be okay with it. Moreover, I think there is a difference between laughter over shared suffering and laughing at the suffering of others. Those are not the same thing.

          Contrapoints did a video on this broader topic. It’s worth watching. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtj7LDYaufM&t=471s

          I recommend anyone who is interested in this topic to take a look.

          (To be clear, I have no problem with Will Truman. He found the situation funny. I found it horrifying. Both are valid.)Report

          • Avatar Stillwater in reply to veronica d
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            For example, if I showed up at the funeral of a dead kid wearing a clown costume and making dick jokes,

            OTOH, I actually laughed out loud just thinking about it.Report

            • Avatar veronica d in reply to Stillwater
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              And that’s fine. But note I’m talking about some hypothetical kid, not an actual real kid. I have no problem with dark humor. I’ve made my fair share of edgy jokes.

              My only point is this: the situation in Myanmar horrifies me. That’s it.Report

  2. Avatar Damon
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    The video of Tiananmen square is/was much more tragic. This is just silly.Report

  3. Avatar Kolohe
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    Golf clap for the headline.Report

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