The War of Worlds radio play and story, written by the 23-year-old HG Wells, lands aliens on Earth as a way to discuss the divide between scientific and religious beliefs. The message, cloaked in irony — a key tool of satire — is that excessive dedication to any one belief system will blind people.
This is a brilliant work. Well-taught in the sci-fi schools of literature. One of my favorites.
I find satire to be wonderfully entertaining and can be a great tool for social justice movement— but it seems there are alot of people that use it incorrectly. The post an actual rant then hide behind satire so if anyone is offended they can just say they were joking.
It usually boils down to knowing the author’s previous works and material enough to know the difference.