Prevyet, Tovarischi! I send my best to you, my comrades of near and far, my brothers and sisters in the quest for unity, prosperity, and for the liberation of all the people of the world. I am most pleased to announce that the party has recently selected me as your new Administrator of Arts and Culture - an honor and privilege as great as I can imagine!
Before I begin my term of office, I shall inform you of the reasons for the things I write and create in the name of our socialist cause. [serious]
Essentially, my philosophy revolves around two ideals: 1 - 'it is the mark of an enlightened mind to entertain thoughts without accepting them’
, and 2 - "if you can't play with it, what’s the point?"
In summation, I believe we must remember that thinking about something doesn’t mean believing in it or enjoying it
(in my opinion, it’s our duty as brain-equipped humans to think about things even if we don’t like or enjoy all of them). We should also try our best to have fun with the things we study
, and keep a balance between total foolery and absolute seriousness.
It is for this reason that I enjoy historical and political satire as much as I do. Satire allows us to explore some very dark and dangerous subjects (warfare, fascism, dictatorships) in a way that is both informative and entertaining, without sacrificing the subject’s integrity. The realism of history is still there, but it does not have to be so terribly boring or unrelentingly bleak as it may be without the added flare of humor.[/serious]
There, that is enough information for now. Suffice it to say that I am extremely overjoyed to serve as your new Administrator of Arts & Culture, and the honors of such a charge bring me great pride. I hope to be an adequate replacement for your past leaders, and shall continue to uphold the triumphant banner of socialism in the name of our ascended forefathers. If you have any request or inquiry, do not hesitate to bring it to me for examination. Questions and suggestions are always welcome, so long as the appropriate paperwork has been submitted to my agency’s satisfaction.
A new era dawns, comrades of the world! Today I take up the flag of our mighty union, and raise it above the boundless lands where huddled masses wait in anticipation of our righteous words! Are you prepared, comrades?? Are you prepared to uphold the unshakable principles of our glorious cause, and proclaim your loyalty through the divine mechanisms of the collective imagination?!?