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The irony of the ironic

The way the media talks about politics is with a sort of open irony. No one consider’s the Minister’s comments in sincere terms, but in how they will likely “play with the electorate”, the very electorate watching the analysis, who are presumably also aware of this layer of irony. Or are they? Is this the real irony, that the curtain is being pulled back but most people still insist on looking at the puppets. Or is it that everyone is in on the joke yet no one tries to stop it like some ongoing shared delusion or comfortable open secret? Continue reading The irony of the ironic