This thread topic got me thinking much recently about the nature and culture of 'transgresive humour'
amongst friends and social peers..
..even the most educated & enlightened
and devoutly PC amongst us are only human after all,
and not always 100% in control of our deeper darkest naughtiest impulses..
..and that is the wayward part of our complex human psyches
laying in wait to catch us out by surprise
when we hear bad sick jokes we really should not find
the least bit amusing..
but.. occasionally crack us up in hysterics..
and its that aspect of human nature that has always provided ripe pickings
for the edgiest smartest comedians and social satirists
to exploit and manipulate, and reveal to ourselves our baser potential
to laugh out loud at subjects that are just very 'wrong'.
There is absolutely no such thing as a 'good' racist joke..
but sometimes despite our better nature and intentions
they can be really quite funny..
Why ???!! who knows..
This is by no means a justification.. just an observation of our less than perfect human nature..
Whilst thinking, and researching contextual material, I stumbled on this link..
don't go there if you know you will be angered by vile offensive bad jokes...
I don't recomend or condone it, just provide it as 'food for thought'
most of it is shit.. but there is also evidence of creativity and inventiveness
which far surpasses what the subject matter of any of those nastiest of jokes deserves..
And not too impossible perhaps to draw links with the 'military mindset'
under consideration here..