To the Editor,
John Cleese, the legendary English actor, comedian, and tall person, said people in power can’t abide being made fun of because humour shreds their solemn pomposity, pierces their shield of aloofness and bursts their bubble of self-importance. Cleese also said humor can sometimes be devastating at a particular point, where an authoritarian system is beginning to crumble.
That was the impetus behind the following jokes: Q1: Why did Stephen Harper run and hide in his closet? A1: Because he was afraid of the truth. Q2: Why did Stephen run back out of his closet? A2: Because he was even more afraid of the skeletons inside.
Perhaps Canada has reached that point Cleese mentioned; perhaps the time has come for Canadians to laugh (and jeer) Harper out of office.