January 21st, 2006

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my first amendment

After much soul-searching I realized that my last post could offend certain segments of our society. Political satire should never offend anybody. Any target of political satire should be treated with the utmost consideration and never be made fun of. When people make fun of other people (even themselves) somebody is bound to get hurt. Sure, Merriam-Webster defines satire as "a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn", but this doesn't make it right now does it. No, it's not amazing how cool it hasn't become to not think satire is not humorless.

And so, I set about to re-do my imagery (posted below). I think you'll find that the large non-offensive captions (I did keep the flag though) and the undoctored photographs of the two persons (highy respected) make an even stronger political statement without sacrificing any humor that qualifies it as a political cartoon.

I'm sorry that my previous post might make these two women decide not to run. I feel terrible. Like I've altered the course of the future or something. I shall strive to be more careful in the future... a future that is now going to be totally screwed up because of what I have done. I just didn't get it, did I.

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Hello. Just joined, after I went to start a political cartoon community as I couldn't find some the last time I looked :) in order to post these two:

This is from mcmillan, who is also on LJ.

This is from Village Voice, here's their RSS , don't think they have a LJ syndication: