This Week (In the News)
So this week a editorial cartoonist, Glenn McCoy, ruffled a few feathers when he drew a cartoon of newly appointed U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
In the cartoon, DeVos is depicted as Ruby Bridges in Norman Rockwell’s painting “The Problem We All Live With”.
Rockwell’s painting shows Bridges being escorted by U.S. marshals into William Frantz Public School. The 1960 integration of the school was a iconic moment in the civil rights movement.
In the painting, Bridges and the marshals are walking in front of a wall with the N-word scrawled on it and splattered by tomatoes thrown by protesters.
In McCoy’s cartoon, DeVos and her security detail are walking by a similar wall with the word conservative written on it.
Surprisingly, those on the left immediately took to social media to blast McCoy. Chelsea Clinton weighed in with one of the most intelligent tweets ever.
Yep, that was it. Keep reading Chelsea, I’ll explain it to you.
It’s a CARTOON. Political cartoons are satirical in nature. Some are offensive. Some are stupid. But they are cartoons.
Some people take offense to everything. Some people are stupid. Some people seek out to kill cartoonists if they depict their deity in a cartoon (a topic for another day).
I recently saw a cartoon of a woman telling a Muslim immigrant to “pretend she was a Christian, that’s what Republicans do”. I thought it was stupid, but I wasn’t offended.
But back to McCoy’s cartoon. What was the message he was trying to convey.
I don’t know for sure, but I can only assume that he was not trying to compare the two individuals as some on the left have suggested. If you want to see what a whole lot of morons tweeted, I’m sure you’ll have no problem finding them.
Perhaps, he was comparing the angry mobs that both encountered. I guess that’s a possibility.
But remember the walls and the words written on them. In my opinion, I believe that, what this artist was trying to convey is that conservative is the new N-word. Unfortunate.
‘Divide and Conquer’ seems to have replaced ‘Hope and Change’ as the motto of the Democrat party. I Hope, they Divide themselves first, so that we can Conquer their Change.