ArticulateMadness.com is literally the internet home of Creative Writer & Master Propagandist Gwendolyn L. Spelvin. The site is a culmination of suspensions and time-out breaks for being too controversial, stirring up too many dissenting opinions, and overall an over the top approach to satire and other modes of opinionated propaganda. As a writer and propagandist, having a site where nothing was ever off limits and nothing ever could be prohibited forced five months of constant antagonizing over site building. Along with a very special co-patriot artist that hasn’t worked in the industry now for five years, Articulate Madness was born. On Articulate Madness there is nothing ever off limits and our proudest days are when big corporations gets so unnerved at the satire they have to call 50 lawyers to review things to wrestle litigation. That’s right up there with winning a Pulitzer prize in literature.
Imagine a world in where politicians and their lackeys day to day lives are on display. There is no escaping them; between social media and your talking heads fare you know every single thing about them. Nothing is taboo as they dive feet first into being on selective parade. You know all there is to know about them, from their yeast infections to the type of toilet paper they steal from hotels. Their daily hi-jinks and its effects on the legal system are evident and so beyond the realm of reality that satire gives them normalcy. Welcome to the lighter side of their darkness, in a place that caters to and attempts to make them even more shamed than they give credit for. I guess the adage all publicity is good publicity was actually right.
Or imagine a world in where celebrities and their entourage are so out of touch with reality that satire is the only thing that remotely reminds them they are just like everybody else. Thanks to the mainstream media there is no escaping the constant harassment of their idiocracies from every corner. From billboards to social media they are thrown upon you like a bad playlist that only has two songs that plays for hours. And you quite frankly can’t stand it. Welcome to the humorous side of their existence, in a place that caters to and attempts to make them even more shamed in hopes they fade from the face of this side of the galaxy. This applies to everyone except Betty White. Satirizing her is just dirty comedy. She’s so old her first vibrator was a sequoia tree branch.
So in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for satire to dissolve the political bands which has connected them with idiocracy or another, and to assume among the critical thinkers of the earth, the separate and equal thought to which satire parades them, a decent respect to the opinions of thought requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to be satirized. These truths are self-evident, that all satire is created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with all First Amendment Rights, that among these are Freedom Of Speech, Freedom Of The Press, and Freedom of Critical Thought, That whenever any Form of Life and Governance becomes destructive towards t he people, it is their Right to spoof it, and institute a parade of the idiocracy, laying the foundation on such principals and organizing a rework in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect Idiocracy and Entitlement. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that satirists long established should not be changed for crusade causes; and accordingly all experience has shown, that those who lack critical thinking are more disposed to suffer, while stupidity is sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which idiocracy has accustomed.
-Levi Jefferson, Slave & Thomas Jefferson’s Ghostwriter