Welcome to the All ThingsShasta online magazine!
(With a heavy spoonful of Satire mixed in)
“Satire is a genre of literature, and sometimes graphic and performing arts, in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government or society itself, into improvement. Although satire is usually meant to be humorous, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit to draw attention to both particular and wider issues in society.”
Many years ago, I started writing to profile the beauty of the Mt. Shasta area. After a while, I discovered that writing anything satirical generated a huge amount of controversy, and I realized I might be on to something.
I also discovered that the people of Mt. Shasta are amazingly thin-skinned. On some blogs, if I wrote anything that wasn’t 100% sugar and plums, then it usually got flagged until the article was deleted or removed. It became more and more difficult to write material that wouldn’t offend a single reader out there….So I gave up….
Mt. Shasta has alot of really weird people for such a sparsely populated area.
Some of these people have some really disturbing beliefs and values that don’t fit in today’s society. I intend to profile these people in the way that a person goes to the zoo to see strange animals from Afria in an exhibit.
Please don’t get me wrong…the vast majority of people living around Mt. Shasta are good, wonderful people.
I’m not here to please every single reader. If an article offends some people, then I know I did a good job.
If you don’t like what I have to say, then please only read my articles about Sugar Pine cones….or please leave my site and go somewhere else. You are not the censor of the internet. I’m not required to sit here at home and write articles to please everybody out there.
Grab a glass of wine and get ready to enjoy!
Contact Email Address: Paul_Reichow@yahoo.com
the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
a genre of literature characterized by the use of satire.
(in Latin literature) a literary miscellany, especially a poem ridiculing prevalent vices or follies.