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My all-time favorite example of serious gun-control satire features some of the world’s worst people.

But that’s just the tip of a big iceberg of amusing material on the topic. Today, let’s add to the collection.

Here’s some clever humor from the Reddit libertarian page.

For what it’s worth, I’m not overly worried about America succumbing to a fascist dictatorship.

My paranoid concern – as expressed on this NRA TV interview – is that we’ll eventually have a societal breakdown because of a Greek-style fiscal crisis.

Regardless, I certainly agree that it’s very unwise to let politicians – whether they’re evil or merely feckless – to be the only ones owning guns.

Next we have a video that brings back pleasant memories of Obama’s failed efforts to exploit gun shootings.

You can find a collection of Hitler-parody videos here, but since today’s topic gun-control humor, here are some related satirical videos.

The next item, also from the libertarian page on Reddit, definitely belongs in the too-good-to-check category. All I know is that I hope it’s real.

For what it’s worth, I strongly suspect that gun-buyback programs do nothing to take weapons out of the hands of bad people.

I’ll close by sharing some regional gun-control humor featuring Texas, California, Europe, and Chicago.

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So long as people keep emailing me libertarian humor (pro and con), I’ll continue to periodically share the items that meet my test.

Today, we have another edition of anti-libertarian humor. Nothing funny enough to supplant the “Libertarian Paradise of Somalia,” which still is at the top of my list, but I got a laugh from several items.

We’ll start with what happens when the same company that produces “Libertarios” also runs a bar.

I shouldhn’t have to say this, but I’ll point out that businesses don’t make profits by killing their customers, so this may be funny satire, but it’s also inaccurate satire.

But I like the dig about tyranny, just like “socialist snowplows.”

Our next item, from Babyon Bee, exploits the stereotype that libertarians are part of some sort of Randian cult.

While browsing memes on a popular libertarian meme Facebook page, local man Kyle Coats reportedly felt himself “cut to the heart” Wednesday, grabbing a Gadsden flag he had recently purchased and darting outside into the afternoon sun where he dropped to his knees and asked Ron Paul to come into his heart, once and for all, fully committing his life to the ideals of liberty he stands for. …“Ron, would you come into my life and make me new?” he whispered privately to himself, a single tear streaming down his cheek as he clutched the “DON’T TREAD ON ME” flag, according to sources. “Please, Ron, forgive me of all my violations of the non-aggression principle and all the times I unwittingly supported a statist agenda.” “I swear here and now, taxation is theft!” he added.

Sort of the like the dorky libertarians who care more about dogma than the opposite sex.

Next we have a libertarian super hero.

Reminds me of the libertarian at Thanksgiving dinner.

And if you’ve ever been trapped by a libertarian in a discussion on the nuances of limited government, such as private roads, you may appreciate how there are different types of headaches.

For what it’s worth, I only do this to people when pontificating about the Laffer Curve.

This last bit of satire doesn’t target libertarians, per se, but I’m including it since libertarians (like Ron Swanson) are the only people nowadays who will defend child labor.

Don’t forget that libertarians also defend sweatshops, so I’m sure that will be the topic of some future anti-libertarian satire.

Anyhow, enjoy today’s collection and feel free to share with others to show that libertarians have the self-confidence to laugh at themselves. But if you feel a need to also laugh at big government to confirm your philosophical bona fides, this collection of cartoons is a good place to start.

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When I shared some anti-communism humor on January 14, I figured that it would be quite some time before I had another opportunity to mock that evil ideology.

But that column triggered a bunch of messages, with friends and acquaintances sending me new material.

I figured that was a sign of interest in the topic, so let’s once again have a few laughs.

We’ll start with a couple of Wendy’s commercials. I actually remember the first one from my younger days and it is definitely my favorite because of the (very accurate) way it portrays that totalitarian ideology.

I hope you enjoy the Soviet fashion show as much as I did.

Here’s another commercial from Wendy’s. I don’t remember seeing it on TV.

I don’t think it’s quite as clever as the fashion show, but it still makes fun of how the system tried to control people and deny freedom.

Now let’s check out a couple of images that showed up in my inbox.

This first one is the sarcastic version of a 2013 column that included a poster mocking people who claim that communism has never been tried.

This final image is my favorite.

It’s a more clever version of an image I shared back in 2014 comparing night-time views of North Korea and South Korea.

Let’s close on a serious note. North Korea is a horrifically backwards and evil place.

So while the image is amusing, let’s not forget (as captured by these two short videos) that it actually represents utter misery and unimaginable agony for millions of innocent people.

Something to keep in mind the next time you see some morally bankrupt jerk with a Che t-shirt.

P.S. You can click here for the inaugural collection of anti-communist humor.

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We joked about communism yesterday, so let’s stick with the humor theme and make Trump today’s target.

Months before the 2016 election, I shared a world-according-to-Trump map that had some very clever parts (I especially liked the portrayal of Eastern Europe and Canada, though I confess I’m not sure why China was labeled as the New England Patriots).

Now let’s look at three new Trump maps.

Lots of terrorists in this first version, as you can see. And maybe Trump will have China build the wall rather than Mexico.

And, compared to the 2016 map, Obama loses North Africa.

I’m not sure why all of Europe is considered Germany in this second map, but you won’t be surprised to see Russia portrayed positively.

The most amusing part is the “PROBABLY OK” for the Antipodes, which actually matches what I told a New Zealand TV audience last November.

Now let’s look at our final map, which is the best of today’s collection. It was sent to me by a Che-loving former significant other and it’s obviously a new map since it references “s***hole countries” and Norway also gets listed.

We also see an appearance by “Rocket Man” in North Korea and the “Election Non-Meddlers” from Russia. But I’m baffled that China is considered “Climate-Change Hoaxers.”

P.S. If you like humorous maps, you can click here to see how the Greeks, Brits, and Americans view Europe.

P.P.S. If you like Trump humor, previous examples can be found here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

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Since communism killed 100 million people over 100 years and still causes unimaginable misery in a few blighted nations today, part of me thinks we should always treat the topic in a somber fashion.

But humor plays an important role in the world of politics. Reagan’s jokes (see 4th video) about the Soviet Union, for instance, helped undermine the legitimacy of that wretched system.

So let’s augment my collection of anti-communist humor from with a couple of new items.

We’ll start with a look at the class dunce.

I’m not sure what that made me laugh, but it did.

Next, here’s something I saw on Twitter. I assume Soviet Barbie was done as satire. In any event, it captures the utter dreariness of Soviet life.

Let’s close with an actual beer commercial from the 1980s, featuring the humor of a Russian émigré, Yakov Smirnoff.

On a related note, there is plenty of socialism humor, as well as redistribution humor and Venezuela humor.

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Libertarian Jesus made his first appearance back in 2013, when he cautioned that charity was a personal obligation rather than a government responsibility.

He had an encore performance last year, when it was revealed that charity and confiscation are not the same thing.

Now we have Part III, featuring Jesus trying to impart wisdom.

P.S. President Trump disagrees with Jesus.

P.P.S. This is why I’ve been critical of Pope Francis. His heart may be in the right place, but he’s misguided about the policies that actually help the less fortunate. For what it’s worth, it would be helpful if he was guided by the moral wisdom of Walter Williams rather than the destructive statism of Juan Peron.

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Over the years, I’ve shared examples of a politically correct Christmas, several versions of a TSA Christmas (here, here, and here), a couple of versions of The Night Before Christmas (here and here), and even a story of Santa Claus getting busted by the IRS.

But one of my favorites is the poster asking whether Santa Claus is on the left or on right.

Is he more like Bernie Sanders because he “gives out lots of free stuff”?

Or is he more like Paul Ryan because he “is a maker, not a taker”?

Amusing, but it’s time to take this this to the next level. Right or left is too mainstream. Let’s ask the more fundamental question: Is Christmas a Marxist holiday or a Randian holiday ?

We’ll start with the first option. Here’s a cartoon strip that would make Karl Marx smile.

Now let’s look at some Christmas spirit from Ayn Rand.

There are 21 satirical Randian Christmas cards to choose from. Here are the two that I found most amusing.

And…

Ouch. While I’m a fan of Atlas Shrugged and think Rand was a net plus for the cause of liberty, I’m not a Randian and these quotes are a good example of why her philosophy of objectivism leaves something to be desired.

But this isn’t a day for serious discussion.

So I’ll close by linking to some clever Obama-era Christmas cartoons (here, here, and here).

And this one-liner from Jay Leno is always worth a chuckle.

Last but not least, here’s a cartoon video showing what would happen if Obama ran the North Pole and another video with Santa grousing about unhelpful policies from Washington.

Merry Christmas everyone.

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