PsychNewsDaily article about right-wing authoritarianism and humor
The complete inability to see how silly you look, is the first and most important qualification for every extremist.
The ability to really see how silly you look, is the main qualification for being introverted.
And the ability to see how silly you look and not care, makes you a pain in everyone else's behind.
(Wonder if Pain-in-the-behind would make a better user name ?)
Liberals had better lay down the anti-religious argument and merely address the Catholic/Evan Christian idea that we are in a battle much like Ai (Numbers 31). There are many similarities, especially if the religious community sees DJT as a modern Joshua.
You mean Trump, Hitler, Stalin, Mao Zedong, Mussolini, Pol Pot, Kim Jong-un, Saddam Hussein, Robert Mugabe, Fidel Castro, Chiang Kai-shek, Idi Amin, Bashar al-Assad, Ferdinand Marcos, Francisco Franco, Ho Chi Minh, and on and on endlessly... weren't funny?
They are funny in an ironic, mocking way, but none of them would have made it in comedy.
I see no difference in right wing authoritarians and left wing authoritarians.