You may decide to ‘take the one down’ in a situation (ref: Paul Watzlawick), or the situation may require it – as with a parent and child. But when the ‘one down position’ is forced upon you, what can you do?
The answer, you can mock. And mockery done well is funny. Mockery is the tool of the underdog, the downtrodden, the silenced.

To speak up will only get you so far; making people laugh lets you win the battle within yourself.

Do you know how this feels?