Country on Wrong Track, Say People Who Did Not Vote


The New Yorker has the article Country on Wrong Track, Say People Who Did Not Vote by Andy Borowitz.

The United States of America is on the wrong track and no one is taking action to fix it, says a broad majority of registered voters who did not vote last Tuesday.

According to a new survey, anger, frustration, and a pervasive view that the nation is moving in a fatal direction dominated the mood of those who were doing something other than voting on Election Day.

This is so close to not being the satire that is customary for Andy Borowitz, that I cannot tell if this is satire or a satire on satire.  Does Andy Borowitz not understand the problem, or does he understand it so well that it is a satire of the people who believe this is a “straight” satire?  Is this what they invented the phrase “kidding on the square” for?


Maybe this will clarify what I am trying to say.

Is Andy Borowitz satirizing the people who are too stupid to vote to change the system they claim to dislike? Or is he satirizing the people who think the people who don’t vote are too stupid to vote to change the system they claim to dislike?

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