Posted by The Happy Tutor
1. Let's say we emptied out a Dumpster, filled it with water plus piranna, and tossed in fresh meat daily, such as a politician, a pundit, a marketer, a social entrepreneur, a strategic philanthropist, or a think tank thinker?
2. Let's say that a satirical webside took its cue from Horace and Pope, and never mentioned a firm or real person in a way that might lead to repercussions, such as a cease and desist letter? The convention being, "Never savage a living person under your own name, unless they are a public figure." Instead praise them under the mask of Folly.
Such an institution would fulfill Pindar's ideal: "Praise what deservs praise and sow blame for wrongdoers," but would be hardy and resistant to gratuitious attack.
For example, Candidia has recently started a new subsdiary to provide Bondage Gear to disadvantaged persons, under the slogan, "WB is people helping people all over the world." Distributors will sell the Gear to those dedicated to Freedom; they in turn will provide the scourges, cuffs, and instruments of torture at no cost to those who need them most. "Freedom," as Robert Frost said, "is riding easy in harness." Thus will Freedom prevail even among those who are poor and beaten down. Plus it will be profitable, for the market rewards the social entrepreneur.
In no way has Candidia been offended by my remarks above. In fact, face facts: I wrote this post on Company Time at her behest.