Thursday, August 31, 2017

Controversial Cartoon - You Decide

Washington Post Columnist Does Not Like It - But It Does Hit Home

Conservatives are two faced when it comes to, well when it comes to about everything.  They think they get to toss out the most vile comments (see any major conservative AM radio host) but quake and complain and cry when someone throws it back at them.

Case in point, the cartoon here.  The WaPo has a writer being severely critical. but wait a minute.  It is not insensitive to the victims, it is derisive to the Texans who hate government until they need it and then want it and then don't expect to pay for it.

But there is another viewpoint.

"The first problem with the cartoon is its crassness. People are still being saved, and it's making fun of those same people.
The second problem is the stereotypes. It's almost a caricature of what you'd expect a liberal cartoonist to draw in response to conservative Texans relying upon the government in their time of crisis. The Confederate flag T-shirt. The Gadsden Flag. The reference to being saved by God (which seems extremely dismissive of Christianity). The Texas secession banner. It's all kind of ... predictable?"

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