Laughter is the identifying mark of humanity, since in laughter the human being becomes fully conscious of his own potential, of his individuality and of his ability to assert his autonomy from convention and rule. Authorities, any authorities, fear above all other things laughter, derision of even the smile, because laughter denotes a critical awareness; it signifies imagination, intelligence and a rejection of all fanaticism. In the scale of human evolution, we have first Homo faber, then Homo sapiens and finally Homo ridens, and this last is always the most difficult to subdue or make conform.Watching Part 1 on Youtube now. It should be quite funny:
Friday, June 22, 2012
Yes, things endure, while the living lapse.
Quote compiled from Darius Fo's Death of an Anarchist commentary and Tricks of the Trade.