Thursday, January 15, 2009

Sad, But True

Jonathan posted this wonderfully simple and true graphic over at ChicagoBoyz. I typically don't get involved in politics/controversial items (that is, controversial to some) at this blog, but I am sort of hoping this thing goes viral so am posting it here. Click for larger.

5 comments:

Gerry from Valpo said...

We won't see anything like this in the US media. That's what's really sad.

graphix said...

That is AWESOME!!! Great post!

Dan from Madison said...

graphix, welcome back! Bienvenedos a Miami...

James said...

This cartoon is not inaccurate, but if you want to describe the situation for simple people, the scale should be adjusted so the Israeli is 50 times larger than the Palestinian. The cartoon does illustrate the person most likely to die: the Gazan baby.

I am not critical of this cartoon because I am anti-Isreal. I support Israel, and I support their right to defend themselves. Both sides feel justified, and both sides probably are justified. The situation is not lacking justification; it is lacking great leaders. The leadership sucks, and innocent Israelis and Palestinians pay the price. The people always pay the price for shitty leadership. It is not a simple situation that can be well described by a cartoon.

Dan from Madison said...

I agree as to trying to describe a complex situation with a one panel cartoon. But the cartoon does represent very well my frustration with horrible people setting up rocket launchers in residential areas, and other acts of cruelty such as that.

I don't think you will see the Israelis lobbing rockets indiscriminately into towns nor blatantly hiding behind civilians.