I would like to address the satire illustrator, Shiers Jr., who has been gracing the Courier-Herald with his satire art in past months.
The very word satire is a use of humor, irony, exaggeration or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices. The very definition should open many doors of a huge building of topics. However, this illustrator consistently remains in only one wing of the building, making his point of view narrow with appeal to a limited audience. He has an opportunity to provoke thought throughout the whole complex but seems to remain in his comfort zone which transforms from satirist to troll.
There are many rooms, topics to explore even in our small town and I would like to see more variety rather than pointing at the same group over and over again. After all, it’s ignorant to believe everyone thinks the same.