ABSTRACT

In the 2010s in Europe and the USA satirical activism has defined many electoral campaigns. Drawing on ethnographic research on satirical activism in the parliamentary elections of 2008 in Lithuania, I show how the National Resurrection Party’s satirical engagements exposed the arbitrariness of state ideologies and power, created visions of political change, and mobilized satirical activism. I argue that satirical activism is a powerful form of indignation, expressing voter’s political ideals, moral sensibilities, and future-oriented desires for change.