Categories Journalism Police Department Launches Controversial Community Policing Program In Poor Parts Of Town Post author By Things That Never Made It Into Print Post date March 21, 2015 No Comments on Police Department Launches Controversial Community Policing Program In Poor Parts Of Town This is an extremely smooth piece of Satire. Subtle. And brilliant. Share this:LinkedInTwitterFacebookLike Loading... By Things That Never Made It Into Print Keep it simple ... Radical ... Writer, Artist, Dancer, Musician, Chicago Betty View Archive → ← The Burning Of The Tower → Yesterday's Weather (Photographs) 0 replies on “Police Department Launches Controversial Community Policing Program In Poor Parts Of Town” I love how satirical articles begin, and consume 3/4 of the story, laying the groundwork of being authentic. Then it digresses quickly and well beyond the point of absurdity, but many readers are so incensed by that point that their brain cannot comprehend the absurdity suggested by the author. I did not realize how closely this article followed the format of Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal” (1729) until you mentioned his name. I am familiar with him, but I need to spend more time digging into his work. He was a satirist extraordinaire for sure! You are absulutely right! Start with “A Modest Proposal.” Think it’s 3 pages total. The tone is essential – so is infuriating others – until you get to the end, where the stinger is, when they realize they thought you were serious, but it’s even worse than they thought!! I’m finding that the audience for satire is divided into two groups. Those who are “in on it” and want to observe reactions, and those who are just absolutely enraged at the thought of the proposed subject matter in the piece. The first group is not very large, and the second group is limited in size to the few who are bold enough to “make a loud stand” against the content’s suggested direction. I’m finding it’s a very tough audience to capture, but the last couple of days we seem to have found a footing here in WP. Thanks for helping with that just by your interaction. It’s fun! CH It’s a rare art form. Not for sissies. You are very kind. Thank you for sharing the article. It is one of my favorites thus far. I look forward to browsing your page. CH Lean and clean Swift would have approved! Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.