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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Racist Cartoon?

We discussed not too long ago about whether the illegal immigration issue would be different if those south of the Texas border were white. This cartoon is a take on that idea, except in this case it is a white family that moves South.
For those of you blue-state coasters, this is how the fly-over part of the country views illegal immigration.


Blogger Truth-Pain said...

jLOL! oh man.. I needed that! that is hillarious~~ I am sending this to everybody i know, political correctness be danmed!!!

Wed Jun 07, 12:37:00 AM  
Blogger Publius said...

Just be sure to tell people where you found it. We need to pick up more traffic.

Wed Jun 07, 12:54:00 AM  
Blogger Truth-Pain said...

that is a given Pub, I will link this on my blog :)

Wed Jun 07, 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

STupid stupid stupid. I know you just llloooovvve sweeping generalizations there Publius, but for crying outside, even you should be able to see what utter crap that is. I have to go now and try to regain the IQ points I lost just watching that.

Wed Jun 07, 12:08:00 PM  
Blogger Truth-Pain said...

Publius,.. If I may...
Anonymous, its called Humor. (by the way, anyone that can't -or won't- leave a name with his opinion is someone undeserving of even a cursory reply.... but what the hell). Seems to me you take life too damn seriouly. I laugh at irony, satire and un-polically correct musings all the time. I just do. I'll bet if it was a cartoon laughing and satirizing something YOU approve of then you would be rolling on the floor!
Far being for me to speak for Publius (and I hope the host forgives my stepping into his retort) but, if you want to judge Publius for that? go ahead. What does THAT say about YOUR IQ?...

Wed Jun 07, 01:38:00 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I also think it is unfair and inaccurate to pit the "blue coast" against the "flyover" states. Please don't lump individuals into a "we think like this" category.

Wed Jun 07, 09:51:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

Truth, defend me or argue against me, that is anyone’s right. Those who watch the cartoon and only see “racism” miss the point.

Wed Jun 07, 09:52:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

Sarah, I agree with you to an extent, but if we don’t use generalizations sometimes then we are only left with the extremes. I am sure there are people in Mississippi and Alabama who think Teddy Kennedy is the last hope for American politics, just as I am sure there are people in NYC who think that Bush is the greatest President since Lincoln. But, for this generalization I am going with how Senators from the coasts and the Rust Belt voted on S. 2611 vs. how Senators from Middle America and the South voted.

Wed Jun 07, 09:57:00 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

You also have to take into consideration the number of people who actually vote!

If I made a generalization that mostly senior citizens vote, I probably wouldn't be far off!

I can remember the 2004 election - I was the only young person at the voting booth. And I went at a busy time!

Wed Jun 07, 11:27:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

When I vote, I am typically the youngest person there by about 20 years, although I try to vote when it is less busy. But, it is true that senior citizens do vote in a higher percentage than younger people and they are generally better informed as well.

Wed Jun 07, 11:48:00 PM  
Blogger Truth-Pain said...

i could not resist... i had to link this,.. thanks.

Thu Jun 08, 02:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NOt that I need to qualify my "anonymous" tag, but I don't have a blog and quite frankly, I have enough passwords and codes to choke a horse, I didn't feel the need to add one more. I "get" humor, in fact, and you can ask Publius about this, I'm probably one of the funnier people you'll meet. You are right, I might find it funnier if the satire was something more along the lines of my thinking, I just found it to be a little immature and mean spirited. And thank you for gracing my lowly anonymous post with a response...I am truly honored, you un-politically correct wild man you!

Thu Jun 08, 05:33:00 AM  
Blogger Truth-Pain said...

What does "mean-spirited" mean to you? I'm not being sarcastic. Its like nobody can be mean in their rhetoric. The left is "mean" to Bush all the time!, some of the issues of conservatism that I espouse are lambasted to the point of making mean an understatement...and I laugh at that!
Not to make light of your assertion but what particularly was so mean about the cartoon? Was it that the protagonists were swapped? was it that the Mexican fellow was cartoon-exagerated in appearance? I showed it to a few Mexican nationals that work under me,.. to a man they roared hysterically and begged me to send it to their emails so THEY could show THEIR wives... You think this was mean-spirited? Have you SEEN the cartoon satire against Washington during his Presidency?... THAT was beyond the pale... yet fully defended as free speach. Have you been to comedy clubs lately?.... If most comedians were to edit their content to make sure nothing "mean-spirited" was said they would be out of work.
If you have some sort of guilt in not wanting to laugh at these sort of topics, thats ok. Let the rest of us enjoy the chuckles.

Thu Jun 08, 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll try to do this quickly, unless I have to define the words "do," "this" or "quickly" for you as well. My basic take on it is this, it's overkill and, in my humble little anonymous opinion, not an accurate depiction. I see hard working hispanic people in my area, whether they're here legally or not, I don't know. But I do know that they work alot of their American counter parts under the table. (and for that matter, they're probably getting paid under the table as well, but that's another whole rant) THey're not waiting in line for a hand out, they're working it, so to speak. Interesting to me that you point out that you have Mexican nationals who work "under" you. Couldn't they simply be co workers? And if they're under you, maybe they laughed along with you to kiss up to the boss? Finally, how am I keeping you from enjoying the chuckles? You're as free to laugh at the damn cartoon as I am to say I didn't think it was funny. I stop you from doing nothing. Okay, that took way too long, damn. Hope that clears things up. And by that I mean.....

Thu Jun 08, 10:24:00 AM  
Blogger Truth-Pain said...

A few quick points.
Since when is "accurate depiction" a needed vestige of satire or humor? Not that I voted for Bush, but 80% or more (in my humble opinion) of the jokes on him are exagerations and un-accurate depictions of reality. Its still funny as hell regardless.
Second. Yes, my Mexican (or otherwise) employees are co-workers. They are also UNDER my umbrella of responsibility, training and care. The reason I showed it to them is for having their trust and bond. The development of our relation goes beyond the boss-employee relation. I say "under" in chain-of-command speak not in derragatory framing.
Ok.. now that we got that out of the way,.. I enjoyed the banter. You brought up good food for thought. Thanks~

Thu Jun 08, 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DItto that.

Thu Jun 08, 12:56:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

Anon and Truth, comedy is funny when it’s both true and an exaggeration. I have serious doubts that there are any Mexican people in Mexico who look like the character depicted in this cartoon, but the humor in the cartoon was the truth behind it. If you recall, the white people in the cartoon were going to get crappy jobs and a crappy car too. This type of humor is only not funny when it cuts into any of our own guilt of laughing.

Thu Jun 08, 10:32:00 PM  

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