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Why We Need to Laugh at the Insurrectionists

Times are less bleak when we realize we’re not alone

Alex Kack, aka “Green Shirt Guy,” cracking up at two anti-immigrant wackos at a Tuscon city council meeting, 2019

When I was about eight or nine years old, I discovered MAD magazine. I was already a big reader of comic books, like many prepubescent boys, and a fan of science fiction. But MAD was different. If it had a motto, it was “no sacred cows.” Everything was subject to parody, especially uptight straight…

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