Literally, capitalism is predicated on suspense. It's predicated on the manipulation not of money, but of minds. The idea of profit is truly based on how much information you can get out of others while minimizing your own revelation. It's from here that humor is key.
Humor is how people disguise information, encrypt information, destabilize information, and test others' resilience and familiarity with information. It's how people test for inside information. This especially applies not just in advertising, public relations, and human resources, but in the law.
In essence, this is why progressivism is correct. Progressives understand how the State is a business. Lawyering is a business. Courts are a business. That business will never be abolished because it won't pay for its self-destruction. Regulation isn't really about social program redistributive justice. It's about the usage of humor to handle language arts so legal codes allow lawyers to make as much money as possible by representing clients.
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To be clear, I'm not saying progressivism is ethical. I'm simply saying progressives understand something most other people get cognitive dissonance about. Libertarians are obsessed with the economic consequences of regulation. Conservatives either go all out in manipulating legal regulation in local and state governments or get caught up in social policies that they're too lazy to follow through upon...
...and socialists... they're just utopian. You're never going to get rid of the business of legal apparatus. The working class revolution always becomes a deformed or degenerated worker's state. The very nature of democracy begets bureaucracy to find representation in communication. When you have so many people that people can't keep track of each other, some have to come before others when it comes to getting a say.
The future of politics has been shown to us already through memes. Whoever's the most funny controls the law. Whoever controls the law controls business.
To be fair, I don't think the future is bright because of this. I think there will be a dark age by the end of my parents' lives in 25-30 years. Humor isn't productive. It's a literal waste, but people don't care because humor is a distraction from caring.
I think that dark age will be a literal dystopia where unfunny people become actually tormented more than today.
It will take a few generations at least of that torment to go out of control before people realize humor has its place. It's really not a healthy defense mechanism I'm itself. Some forms are sublime. Other forms are dissociating.
When civilization stops dissociating, it will realize sublime discipline must be mandated, not volunteered, and it will realize how the common sense needed to define taste is not a matter of opinion even if different opinions agree on different tastes.
I don't think humanity is doomed to fall into an endless abyss of progressive capitalist humor because eventually, the consequences of that fall start to make people think even if they don't want to. It just takes an extremely long fall for it to happen. It happens because people realize they can't make anymore excuses to excuse humor whether in blaming race, sex, class, or mocking honesty, intellect, or physique. There comes a point when kids becomes adults and can't complain to Mommy and Daddy anymore about how they're hungry.
South Africa is the perfect example of this. The ANC keeps blaming others and letting crime run amok. Now, the former progressive Democratic Alliance is realizing it needs to change or it will literally die because humor doesn't put food on the table.