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Obama is the President. "Monkey" is a well known racial slur for someone of African descent. A picture of a monkey getting shot shortly after the stimulus bill takes place is printed in the NY Post. You don`t have to be a genius to connect them all together.
No you see what you are conditioned to see first. If you spend all your time looking for racism that is what you will see, if you spend your time listen to Al S. you will likely assume his take on it is correct. Many many others looked at it read the text and took it to refer to a group of monkey pounding on typewriters, congress.
Good god give me a break.
I agree so by your own statement stop writing anything anywhere after all someone might take what you say the "wrong" way.
Okay lets see who is racist here? From your point of view. When Bush was called a monkey it was about his intelligence, when Obama is it`s being used as a racial slur. Does this not tell you something. You people create racism.
Remember that comic of him and his wife dressed like muslims in the white house?
Okay, how is that racist fojos? By racially insensitive I mean that the author should have considered ALL points of view before making his comic. "Monkey" is a well known racist slur. He should have considered that.
and for the people that thought it was racist....probably think everything referring to "black" people as rasist things
Racism right there.
still - too fast, too soon. wrong choice of words.
The first amendment was supposed to protect people`s opinions from their government. The right to protest for example is freedom of speech.
Cartoons like this are a side effect of freedom of speech. Like anal leakage.
the first amendment guarantees your right to be offended, it does not guarantee your right to not be offended.
I hope to hell the NY Post doesn`t apologize.
Anyhow, I laughed upon reading it. Hell, a billion here and a billion here starts to add up.
a) that the stimulus package was written using the mindset of a monkey (as in it`s poorly written [nobody ever thought of this one?])
b) chimp-mauling incident
c) i had one but i forgot it.
It was just bad-timing and a bit of ignorance on his part not to use a little foresight to see how else this cartoon could`ve been taken (granted Obama was doing a lot of work attempting to stimulate the economy this week and the chimp mauling incident happened at the same time) as calling a Black person a "chimp" or "monkey" is an ethnic slur since many racists believe that Blacks are "less evolved".
I didn`t find it funny because newspaper cartoons are NEVER funny except to people who wear monicles; I guess. Hopefully he learned a lesson from this experience but I`m sure he didn`t.LOL.
firstly, it says "WRITE" the bills, Obama didn`t write the bill, just sign. if it said, "SIGN" then you could START to question, but as others have pointed out...bush was called a monkey/ape almost his entire stint in office, plus previous presidents were referred to as monkeys, by calling it racist you are A) condoning racism, B) grasping for reasons to be upset, or C) an idiot.
here`s the biggest question...if this cartoon was drawn by a black guy, is it still racist?
Seems to me people are reading into the cartoon a bit much.
I agree bluethen, but it did make me laugh a little.
You basically said "Duuuh, there was this chimp shot, its about that, don`t you guys know anything?" when the answer was already in the comments. IF you are going to comment not about the cartoon, but about the COMMENTERS, then you should read the comments they made first. As for hurling insults ChronicJ, anyone can do that as long as it doesn`t cross the line of `sustained personal attack`. I`ve only banned 6 people in my Mod career, 5 of them yesterday for calling black people in the brawl video `monkeys`.
This makes no sense, though, because if they shoot the stimulus bill, your comment implies that the bill wrote itself.
He is saying that he doesn`t think too highly of the stimulus package (i.e. that it must have been written by an idiot\monkey) (ever heard the expression "so easy a monkey could do it?") and the comic depicts the event where that chimp was shot.
But, like I said, I don`t know the guy, that could just be his cover for actual racism, lol.
No I did not go back to page one. I usually read the most recent comments. I did not know that every page of IAB forums were required reading. Your comment however comes off as someone who is a Mod trying to say, "FIRST." I will try to fit more time in my schedule for the comments forums in the future. Please accept my appology.
2.) This reminds me of the time when I saw a political cartoon and I was like "Well, that`s not very funny." and then one of my friends made this really snappy, sarcastic remark about how political cartoons "aren`t supposed to be funny" in attempts to belittle my intelligence. `-`
I think they should be funny. `-`
its actually a monkey depicted as a monkey for the sake of equating it with the whole "monkeys at a typewriter" idea, unfortunately they overlooked the racist angle and caused a mess.
you seeing black first, monkey second though is a tad bit disturbing
I saw this on one of my favorite blogs and immediately thought of the chimp attack, not Obama.
Monkeys have long been a joke as using type-writers to write poorly-made scripts, books, etc. And anyways Obama didn`t write the stimulus bill ALL by himself, right?
Actually, there is a HUGE relation. Unfortunately, black people have been portrayed as similar to monkeys for a long time. Of course, they don`t teach that in history class...
This cartoon is definitely racist, whether that was the intention or not. The artist really made a poor decision with this one...
Um... did you bother reading any of the comments before asking that question?
This man has it.
What is it about rightwingers and their lack of humor?
Yes, I know that a monkey recently attacked a woman and was in the news, but still.
No one I America can refer to Obama as a monkey and not be pegged as rascist, regardless of intentions.
When I relate presidents to chimpanzees, Bush-43 is the first to come to mind. Not Obama.
However, I have to laugh about the sentiment of the stimulus bill being written by a chimp. I have even harsher words to say of the bank bailouts *cough* fascist, cartel-strengthening piece of excrement from hell */end cough*
"Cops killed a monkey recently. The Stimulus Bill was written by somebody with the intelligence of a monkey. 2+2. Ha ha."
I really, REALLY can`t stand how people walk on egg shells around racist subjects.
I think I hear more people unnecessarily jump down people`s throats for things that have the slightest hint of possibly being racist than people who walk around actually filled with hate and spewing hateful things from their mouths (ACTUAL racism).
This is not what MLK worked so hard and ultimately died for 40 years ago. Certain African Americans should be ashamed of themselves for the way they handle racist matters today.