SOYLENT GREEN…. I noticed Anonymous Liberal had a tweet this morning that struck me as funny:
Next GOP talking point: it’s made out of people!!!
I laughed because just this week, a friend of mine emailed a similar point:
Bold right-wing activists have leveled with the American people and explained how “Obamacare” will lead to euthanasia. Why haven’t they mentioned the second part of his nefarious scheme — to solve word hunger by converting the old folks into soylent green?
And the reason it’s funny is because it isn’t satire. The soylent-green talking point is already being repeated on Fox News, as if it were legitimate.
It must be challenging to be a political writer trying to parody conservative arguments. Prominent Republicans, who are either stark raving mad or pretending to be, are speaking publicly about “government-encouraged euthanasia” and “death panels.” How does a satirist exaggerate for effect when the right-wing has gone mad?