Comment from the deceased
I'm going to try to be honest here since I'm sure The Reg will check to see if I'm still alive to post a real comment.
I think sarcastic articles like this are more detrimental than good. Sarcasm by itself doesn't accomplish any goals besides relieving the author of their angst. It's like watching a horror movie where the cute girl dies. It makes the reader feel even worse than before and with no hope for the future.
Sarcasm needs to spiced with irony in order to offer a path to change. It's the difference in between a man screaming on the sidewalk and the other urging you to vote.