Type Sketch: The Leftist
Back in May, I posted a student's type sketch, "The Lackadaisical Man." Just by way of reviewing that genre,
"A type sketch is the opposite of a character sketch. Instead of describing a specific individual, the type sketch paints a word picture of a general type of person. Usually the best way to bring the type sketch to life is to use humor, satire, or gentle sarcasm...Usually the title of the type sketch will reveal the opinion of the author..."The following is another submission for writing a type sketch.
The LeftistMr. Beamish mentioned irony, so added here is an excerpt from the follow-up reading assignment:
Kicked out of his parents' house prematurely at the age of 38, the leftist wants all to know that if not for global warming, Mayor Ray Nagin of New Orleans would have had the pre-planned hurricane shelter areas stocked with food and medicine.
Not satisfied with the fact that some people are perfectly unaware that he's a moron, the leftist opens his mouth to declare that it's in your economic interest for your boss to be taxed out of business to pay for unemployment programs and turds in museums.
The leftist has many paper fliers to tell you about the alleged evils of cutting down trees, which he passes out at public gatherings where he wears a Che Guevara T-shirt silk-screened in a seedy San Francisco sweat shop and screams about unfair wages.
Leftists personify a complete lack of a sense of irony, with hilariously pathetic results.
--Submitted by Mr. Beamish
"What most people don't know is that Marx was an out and out racist and anti-Semite. He didn't think much of Mexicans. Concerning the annexation of California after the Mexican-American War, Marx...asks, 'Is it a misfortune that magnificent California was seized from the lazy Mexicans who did not know what to do with it?' Friedrich Engels, Marx's co-author of the Manifesto of the Communist Party, added, 'In America we have witnessed the conquest of Mexico and have rejoiced at it. It is to the interest of its own development that Mexico will be placed under the tutelage of the United States.'"The article goes on to discuss Friedrich Engels, Thomas Carlyle, and Charles Dickens. Read it all!