It takes great skill to mock politics without cynicism, mean spiritedness, or partisanship.
I can think of a lot of people who aren't completely worthless.
There's a great documentary on YouTube about the actor Robert Shaw.
Much of the documentary is in the Irish language, but when these people speak English, they sound to me like they have American accents.
I always think of the Irish as speaking like these farmers.
@ThomasWic I love that clip. Glad for the subtitles
I've mentioned before that I have close friends who are Irish immigrants. When we first met, I could barely understand what they were saying. They've since slowed down and become more American in their speech. But after a visit to the Old Country, it starts all over again.
@MegasAlexandros @baldilocks @ThomasWic My grandfather was from Paisley. He moved to the US in the late 20s. My husband rarely understood him. My grandfather never noticed. When I told my grandfather we were getting engaged his answer was "You could do a lot worrrssse" in a thick burr. In typical Scots understatement that was the highest compliment ever. Pop was great. The accent is very hard to understand.
Those who label words as violence do so with the sole purpose of justifying violence against words.