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    Last night my daughter asked me to watch what passes for comedy to pre teens on Nickelodeon a show low on laughs but high on laugh track It s Halloween week and of course the thematic drum of cheap scares and slutty costumes those of you dads that have 11 year old girls know what it is like to take a knee at the end of the show to have a side bar chat about this topic alone plays large when midway through the episode a six year old girl dressed like a failing barrister circa 1735 comes firing on stage screaming at her parents because they got her a Jonathan Swift costume instead of the requested Taylor Swift This is where I wanted to pause live TV to tell my daughter about the original Swift, about A Modest Proposal how our current American culture screams for someone like him to write about our never ending race problem, our soul sucking capitalism at any cost, our failed PAC fueled political system But my daughter is 11, I am 45, it s late on Saturday night and I don t have it in me I watch the Jonathan Swift girl rant and rave and I drool thinking about delicious Irish babies in a white wine sauce.


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    One book leads to another.After listening to the audiobook Food A Love Story , by Jim Gaffigana hilarious walking companionI quoted a Bizzarre Line from Jim Maybe All Americans should just eat starving people from other nations.my mind went elsewhere with that line the complete opposite with Jim but laughed anyway.So.getting a little serious During the comments Orinoco Womble tidy bag and all , asked me if I had read listened to Jonathan Swift s A Modest Proposal I hadn t Doing a little research about the very short satireI first downloaded it on my Kindle for free and read itStill interested I downloaded the audiobook and listened to it The idea behind A Modest Proposal starts with a much deeper profound purpose than Gaffigan s Food , book Sure, Gaffigan may had hit the button on a political social issue with is eating starving people from nations , by accident But Jim wrote about Food primarily because he likes to eat It s a topic he knows about, and he s a comedian Jonathan Swift had a clear intention with this tongue and cheek hilarious and somewhat repulsive , satire His short story was definitely a Political and social issue satire This book was first published in 1789 There were many starving and poor people in Ireland.Reading listening to this small satire gave me a deeper appreciation for St Patrick s day which was just celebrated a few days ago Irish people were living in villages owned by wealthy English landowners..and for years lived under the power of The English Parliament Swift set out to address the serious issue of poverty His modest proposal was to eat useless babies by his calculations there were about 120 thousand which would help curb the population growth Swift s imagination of profits and benefits, for wealthy England , from the Irish babies skin ladies gloves men s boots was so creepy It was all creepy with the undertone being a very sad time in history Given how absurd this entire story is I can only conclude Swift was pointing out the obvious ridiculousness people were fighting over land, money, and religionwhen people were starving The modest proposal wasn t modest at all It was an earthquake Hoping to wake people up and move people into humane actions.


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    Book Review A Modest Proposal is a satirical work of fiction by Jonathan Swift, written nearly 300 years ago It is an Irish piece, originally published anonymously, but served as a way to shove stupidity in the face of the English government and wealthy Essentially, in order to solve the problem of poverty, people should eat their children But it was written in a very serious manner, as though it were meant to be real suggestions Ahead of its time, it propelled Swift to the forefront of both English literature and the 18th century collection of masterpieces Although not very long under 50 pages , the language is a bit outdated and requires a few translations to understand what he meant back during that period of time The humor is undeniable The time he took to create a solution for every aspect of the problem, as well as provide counter points, is incredibly delicious pun intended Though a bit too absurd, even for me, it s still one of those parts of our English courses we all enjoy reading It s hilarious to a 15 year old, who may not know all the different parts of history or the way in which governmental red tape can work Find a few pages online after perusing this review just sample some of the words and phrases he used It may push you into reading the whole thing About Me For those new to me or my reviews here s the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you ll also find TV Film reviews, the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I ve visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who what when where and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping by Note All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them Many thanks to their original creators polldaddy poll 9729544


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    Goodreaders, my Friends, who peruse this Review , Be not offended, whilst on it you chew Denude yourselves of all depraved affection, For it contains no badness, nor infection Tis true that it brings forth to you no birth Of any value, but in point of mirth Thinking therefore how sorrow might your mind Consume, I could no apt subject find One plume of joy surmounts of grief a duration Because to laugh is proper to the rational person Rabelais


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    there is no better way to kick off a semester of literature than a modest proposal one smart ass student always tries to derail the conversation with an early declaration of the proposal s satire, but no one listens, and within moments i have a class of fifty sixty students angry, frustrated, and sometimes rabid as i take swift s ironic side and ask the students, with all the seriousness i can muster which is quite a bit , if we shouldn t give it a try i follow that up with why not after why not then smack them upside the head with their universal humanist superiority complex, and force them to think it s so new to them they leave hating me or loving me but they do leave thinking poor bastards except that one mormon in the front row he never leaves thinking anything other than how superior he is and what a dipshit i am.


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    Macabre but good example of how you can use standard arguments to convince people no matter how appalling your opinion may be Scary


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    This review includes sensitive material that may be upsetting to some friends view spoiler I shall now therefore humbly propose my own thoughts, which I hope will not be liable to the least objection I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled, and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee, or ragout.A child will make two dishes at an entertainment for friends, and when the family dines alone, the fore or hind quarter will make a reasonable dish, and seasoned with a little pepper or salt will be very good boiled on the fourth day, especially in winter. Photo credit Jonathan Swift CCPopulation James Cridland, Flickr via Forbes.Photo of a baby lobster via IDN Times hide spoiler


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    I came across this essay via Scribble s review and read it in no time I thought it would be light reading and it turned out to be something completely different Satire at its best from Mr Swift.I read this in the dentist s waiting room this morning and it certainly waylaid my normal fear of going there The author has come up with a modest nothing modest here proposal to aid the Irish economy, stop the begging, give mothers the breeders the opportunity to get an income by selling their little children and also the delicate meat will be in competition with pigs I wonder if human flesh is salty Perhaps I should go and talk to the cannibals on Borneo or other similar countries Imagine having a child of around a year in age, all prepared and ready to be cooked, then eaten I wonder if they need to be marinated first in wine I was particularly taken with I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed, is at a year old, a most delicious nourishing and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked or boiled and I have no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricasie, or a ragoust Queer spelling but it was, after all, written in 1729.Everyone should read it and will understand the Irish humour and satire, if not already known.A delicious, light but yet thought provoking book on the never ceasing wonders of the imagination.


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    I continue to think that this supremely logical and inevitably practical work will become a part of American legislation any day now You know, right after the FEMA camps have a permanent place in the common zeitgeist Anyone want a potato Update 11 19 15 It occurs to me that someone ought to write a cookbook to expound upon this most excellent suggestion Any takers Julia Childs Hannibal Lector Rush Limbaugh So many excellent suggestions, I know, I know.


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