Originally posted by Douriff
reply to post by Druscilla
Have you watched mocumentary "Dark Side of the Moon" - where Kissinger, Romney, Cubric etc. are explaining how they managed to fake moonlandings to
appear convincingly realistic?
Medvedev joke has exactly the same undertone. "The rest you can learn from MIB documentary" is clearly sarcastic.
My q is? Why would one need to use irony and sarcasm to explain spaceside issues publcly? Is it really necessary?
Using sarcasm indicates a need for strong confrontation with somebody who presumably thinks differently (ie. that gvt. are hiding something)
Regardless if gvt is or is not hiding spaceside related things, one can safely and neutraly express any personal opinion including the notion of
universe being big enough for variety of inhabitants -who may approach our rock any time.
Why would one use a sophisticated complex joke to dismiss something that is not at all impossible (from whatever perspective taken?)
8-12-2012 by Douriff because: (no reason given)
Have you ever considered the level of TEDIUM associated with warming the seats of power of the most powerful governments on the planet?
Have you ever considered how stiff you have to be in such offices for how long, always choosing your words carefully?
Have you considered how bloody often any and every major world leader gets asked the same bloody question about aliens over and over and over and over
every single chance there's a chance for any media source to ask such a typically off-topic question?
Were I warming my bum in one of those seats of power, I'd flip the media all sorts of flamboyant cheeky responses.
Reporter: "Premier Leader Druscilla; are there really aliens?"
Me: "What? The competition in the last elections wasn't obvious enough?"
or "Ah, so you noticed my security detail.",
or "We're currently working out sensitive immigration details I can't go into right now",
or "Hey, are you going to ask about my birth certificate again?",
or ""Oh, is my mask slipping?",
or "Shh, quiet. We don't want to let the kids know they're adopted yet."
or any other number of ridiculous statements that could be read all sorts of ways.
I'm really surprised more world leaders don't take a similar tactic on broach of the subject.
edit on 8-12-2012 by Druscilla because: (no reason given)