On Thursday night, Stephen Colbert warned the “Youth-stapo over at Shockupy Wall Street” and other cities that while they have the right to peacefully assemble, the police have the right to “disassemble [them] into little pieces” and took time to poke fun at the Washington Post for showing a photo of an Oakland policeman petting a kitten rather than brutalizing peaceful demonstrators. He likens the protestors to “the one dude at 2 am still sitting on America’s couch. The pity party is over. Go home so Wall Street can continue their party. ‘We’re going to snort the ground up bones of the poor.'”
Watch the video from Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report:
Colbert has the ability to satirize the outrageous worldview of conservatives, allowing us to laugh at some truly awful situations. Sometimes, we are left with a choice of whether to laugh or to cry. How else to deal with the bizarre thought-processes of the corporate media and the agents provocateurs of crony capitalism? Colbert gives us a much-needed laugh at their expense; the truly sad part is that they don’t get the joke, that so many of them still think Colbert is one of them.