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Political Cartoon--Oh, Now I Get It [Pic]

Hits: 13948 | Rating: (1.8) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: fancylad
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MrPeabody
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1795 Posts
Friday, February 01, 2013 10:52:32 PM
@5Cats
Ok, I've posted the link 2 times below, once in all caps. There is a column that goes with this picture if you want to read it look at my posts below.
Here is the web page it came from with the story:



klaxor
Male, 18-29, Western US
 647 Posts
Friday, February 01, 2013 10:42:14 PM
This is ridiculous. Everyone knows that Captain America hated Hitler


But Seriously, it looks like the image is about racists in the south see themselves as true "Capt. American's". There's A LOT of Confederate pride down there. Jon Hubbard, Arkansas Rep, called slavery a "blessing in disguise" for blacks.

paperduck
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1706 Posts
Friday, February 01, 2013 10:41:08 PM
What? Politics? Guns? Huh? Someone explain wtf is going on here.

turdburglar
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3667 Posts
Friday, February 01, 2013 10:38:44 PM

Maybe I will give it a try. I'm pretty much centered...at least politically. So anytime anyone disagrees with me I can scream "Damn ______ wing f*cktard!"
This will be fun. :)

Andrew155
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2564 Posts
Friday, February 01, 2013 10:33:03 PM
So, apparently, it's not criticizing the KKK, but rather it's criticizing those who see themselves as American patriots as no better than the KKK? Either that, or it's directly mocking Klan members, something that is completely uncourageous and lacks any measure of risk taking. That's like being outspoken on child rape.

This is dumb. Plus Hitler and the Klan wouldn't get along well.

turdburglar
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3667 Posts
Friday, February 01, 2013 10:31:25 PM

5cats - It is funny how anyone who disagrees with you is a left wing liberal. Are you so far right that EVERYONE is left of you? Extremism is dangerous (on either side).

I am not disagreeing with you about any points you made, I think it's funny.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25694 Posts
Friday, February 01, 2013 10:00:17 PM
@Mr.Peabody: I do respect your opinion, and understand what you're trying to say (I think!) but I disagree:
#1 it's a more modern-style painting than the civil-war era. IDK how the man you mention could reasonably be understood as the subject.
#2 @FancyLad was an IDIOT and brought "guns" into it, which (sad to say) poisons the waters of understanding, eh?
In other words: He took it FROM "the past" and made it "the present" with his dumb description. You see that, yes?
#3 IDK if the "artist" intended it to be as you claim, but that's NOT IMPORTANT here!
What is important is how the VIEWER sees it!

So I (personally) find no room in my heart to excuse this piece-of-shiite crap.

It's biased, bigoted, obvious, racist and STUPID.

MrPeabody
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1795 Posts
Friday, February 01, 2013 9:51:40 PM
This LAZY-ASS "political artist" applies all the though and subtlety of a ROCK in his depiction of WHITE Americans as racists.


I don't believe this is meant to represent all white Americans. It is representing one man, Jacob Burkle, a white man in the confederate south who was a part of the Underground Railroad. His activities by necessity remained hidden until a few decades ago. Where he lived if you voiced opposition to slavery, you were run out of town at best, you and your family murdered at the worst. So he had to blend in while helping slaves escape.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25694 Posts
Friday, February 01, 2013 9:51:38 PM
@Gerry1: "fakes"? On the internet?
Well there's no talking to you if you're just going to make nonsense up@!

(ring a bell?) ( )

@FoolsPrussia: Yeah, but I think your list and my list would be mutually exclusive.

@Thanks @Gerry1! I noticed it "first thing"!
The innocence of the girl VS the determination of the men? That sort of thing is "right up my alley" eh?

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Friday, February 01, 2013 9:50:27 PM

5Cats, thanks for making me laugh.
Now I'm going to go watch Fashion Police.
Good night.

Look up more Normal Rockwell. He's a great artist.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Friday, February 01, 2013 9:49:36 PM

5Cats, good call. A lot of people don't catch the sublety of the 4 men in-step while the little girl, the "threat", is out of step with established order.

FoolsPrussia
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3399 Posts
Friday, February 01, 2013 9:48:03 PM
Sure are a lot of people here who missed the point.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Friday, February 01, 2013 9:47:44 PM

5Cats - this is so obvious I can't belive I have to explain it to you.

The Racist {man in KKK hood} paints himself as the ultimate patriot {Capt. America}
in other words... FOX NEWS!

Duh

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25694 Posts
Friday, February 01, 2013 9:47:08 PM
@Gerry1: I knew he made some "political" painitngs, but not as many, OR as POWERFUL as he did!
The one you posted? The 4 men "marching in step" and the little girl? She's "out of step"? Powerful! Yet subtle, eh?
See? THAT! That is a powerful message!
(ie: She's just a little girl, those men are protecting her, like soldiers, and 15 other "meaningful things" too.)

What THIS "artist" has done is to cheapen Rockwell's legacy for CHEAP political gain.

@QueenZira: Here's your "name challenge":
"I sh*t on America because I'm a sh*tty artist who cannot creat worth sh*t and therefor I puke-up leftist dogma as if it were worth sh*tting on".

Scatological enough for you?

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Friday, February 01, 2013 9:46:14 PM

Be cautious.
There are Norman Rockwell fakes out there.



5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25694 Posts
Friday, February 01, 2013 9:37:16 PM
Basic Fail #1: The actual guy is actually wearing a KKK hood.

If this were to salvage ANY "meaning" it would need to reflect how the "average American" is somehow a KKK member. Specifically: the "painter" would NOT be wearing a hood, his reflection WOULD show a hood and then he'd IMAGINE himself as "Captain America".

This LAZY-ASS "political artist" applies all the though and subtlety of a ROCK in his depiction of WHITE Americans as racists.

Sorry @GErry1: Racists come in ALL colours... (as you'll surely agree, eh?)

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Friday, February 01, 2013 9:34:40 PM

@ 5Cats - Norman Rockwell is a highly underrated artist. The Foo-Foo crowd say he's too cartoonish, but he made a great many pro-integration statements and did quite a number of anti-vietnam works as well.



OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14376 Posts
Friday, February 01, 2013 9:34:27 PM
You realize, of course, that in their heyday, the Klan were ALL Democrats, don't you?

MrPeabody
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1795 Posts
Friday, February 01, 2013 9:30:24 PM
YOU ALL COULD JUST TRY READING THE STORY THAT GOES WITH THE PICTURE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IT MEANS.

sort of sorry for the caps

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25694 Posts
Friday, February 01, 2013 9:24:19 PM
Fancy, this was not nice,
you hurt 5cats' feelings (see his comments).


@Ilikelogic: Eh? Wtf?
How did @FancyLad "hurt my feelings"?
(as IF this post targeted ME? I don't think so...)
How would you IMAGINE to know such a thing?

Please to explain yourself in a LOGICAL way? K-thx.

You seem to be a "nice person" but this is inexcusable (unless there's a logical explaination, of course).

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25694 Posts
Friday, February 01, 2013 9:20:52 PM
@unmercyfuldu: As @Gerry1 has pointed out: Disrespecting Rockwell is NOT a valid form of political expression.
The KKK, Hitler and the Confederacy? Could you pick EASIER targets to shoot in that "leftist political barrel" eh?
This "artist" is a coward who is too scared to produce origional work. He hides behind stereotypes and "political correctness" and mistakes SHOUTING with having something to actually say...

I doubt very much you'll understand, but I still try to communicate.

@Gerry1: (and @CrakrJak too!) When I went looking for this image, I was amazed at just how MUCH Rockwell produced! His "political statements" are every bit as "sharp and witty" as his other works.

He was "just plain good!" Thx you two, for posting some of his best, eh?

Magickrat
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 485 Posts
Friday, February 01, 2013 9:19:42 PM
I'm sure it means something to somebody, but I'm way to open minded to see it for myself...

Ilikelogic
Male, 40-49, Europe
 522 Posts
Friday, February 01, 2013 9:14:08 PM
Fancy, this was not nice,
you hurt 5cats' feelings (see his comments).

MrPeabody
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1795 Posts
Friday, February 01, 2013 9:12:14 PM
The picture has a point, but it is missed when separated from the accompanying story. I believe that what it is representing is Jacob Burkle, a white man in the confederate south who was a part of the Underground Railroad. His activities by necessity remained hidden until a few decades ago.

Here is the Story

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Friday, February 01, 2013 8:30:39 PM

How about you don't take the "KKK" thing too literally. How about it's a representation of all racists in general... now go with that.

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