Yeah, I probably should learn to be a dipshit like some and probably people wouldn't think being unkind was so much fun. Just isn't fun for me though. So I'll pass.
Are you going to answer my question or aren't you?
You might want to be careful with your edits of your posts, Fox, if you plan on going around giving people a hard time.
This question -
You didn't answer my question though. Why is Barack Obama portrayed as a chimp racist after eight years of portraying George W. Bush as a chimp? Please explain that to me.
was not in your post when I responded to it, 2 minutes after you posted it. I never saw it. Try preview!
(Only one r, please.)
But to answer,
There is a history of linking African Americans and monkeys in order to denigrate them. The picture of a smiling, human-looking monkey was a popular way to depict blacks in cartoons and artwork for much of our country's history.
This creates associations in people's minds that links them with emotions and events from the past. So pictures have a real visceral impact and symbolism to them that requires one to be careful when using them in public discourse.
Scenario - I make a cartoon showing Republicans all getting swastikas tattooed on their arms!
You guys get up in arms, say 'boo! how hateful and UnAmerican!'
I respond, 'hey! They're just followers of Buddhist thought and you should be proud of that!'
The Hindu Swastika
An idea for another comic hits me! I'll draw a picture of Roy Blunt, Boehner, and Mitch McConnell dressed up in menacing white hoods and marching through a black neighborhood!
You would cry '"Foul! You democrats are the racists, not us, and this is ridiculous!"
Tee hee! It was really just about trick-or-treating! No harm done!
My guess is you'd be less than amused.
And with good reason.
Now stop playing dumb on this issue and admit that these idiots should have known better before running this cartoon. Just because you can construct a plausible argument against something doesn't make that argument the truth of the situation.
This is basically what I said a few pages ago.
This thread has lost all interest for me, because it's turned into, not a conversation, but an exercise in picking out one phrase, one word from a post made pages back, and using that to try to disprove/argue/obsfucate the issue.
Debate is fine, so is disagreeing. But when it turns into this nitpicking over where a comma was placed, or stating something was or was not said exactly as presented 75 posts back, that's not a debate, that just childish.
There are those who will continue to innocently say that nothing was meant, argue that somone else cannot know what was in the mind of someone else, blah blah blah.
There is no real meaning left in this thread, it's just meaningless natter.
bottom line, the cartoonist, editors, publishers, owners, and anyone who laid their eyes on this cartoon knew before it went to print that this could and would be taken as racist, and that they could, with wide disbelieving eyes proclaim it meant no such thing.
This train wreck of a thread became nothing but uninteresting scraps flung around on the ground long ago.