A realistic look at ourselves needs a strong dose of comedy. Views that are totally bogus are given too much credence without humor.
The first discussion on C-Span today asked about the Pentagon-budget request from Biden. The first caller set the tone of comedy as this person who identified as calling from the UK where he must enjoy his nation’s 1-payer government-run health care system urge Americans to dump more money into the Pentagon due to the dangers around the world. The dry humor from this caller masks the irony and insult of the call.