One of the first things Hitler did in power was to make it illegal to crack jokes about the Nazi Party. For teaching peasants how to avoid being exploited by traditional institutions by merely asking questions and repeating lame jokes the wealthy Athenians killed Socrates. All of western culture can be said to resemble Three Stooges slapstick where my enemy's enemy is my best friend. By pounding away at the excluded middle western societies eschew their own sense of humor in favor of promoting dogmatic ideals. Dr Strangelove is a classic comedic response and leftists sometimes refer to conservative zealots and philosophies such as Hegel's as worshiping seven foot tall inflatable Barbie Dolls.