We love Ramirez cartoons and have often wanted to include them in posts but resisted as they are, after all, HIS cartoons. The one for Feb. 20th is no exception. This time we will display it here with a link to his others and hope he won’t mind. While created as comment on the American situation it applies here as well.
While on the topic of cartoons: Whatever happened to that case against Bruce MacKinnon and the Chronicle Herald? You know the complaint brought to the NS Human Right Commission by Ziaullah Khan, director of the Centre for Islamic Development, which said Muslims were offended by this cartoon? Seems that should be resolved by now. Even if Bruce and CH win, it probably cost them a mint to defend against the charge of committing a hate crime while we pay for Zia’s day in court.
We just wish everyone would lighten up with the cartoon phobia. Seems this one is seen as racist too. Now had it been Bush or McCain who signed the stimulus package would there have been a howl? Don’t think so. If everyone is going to be so sensitive about Obama well -It’s already not easy being a politcal cartoonist these days.