The sarcasm that Kashmiris so constantly employ against occupation & that so many Muslims around the world use in their resistance to Islamophobic laws, confirms in spades that satire is the genre of the oppressed. In the hands of the oppressors, sarcasm is nothing more than ridicule, humiliation, & stinking elitism. But in the hands of those resisting war, persecution, occupation, genocide, it is brilliant, defiant, liberating.