Friday, February 20, 2009

Monkey Mayhem?!

(From The New York Post)

The past couple of days, this cartoon has been on headlines to the next. This cartoon was supposedly humorous? What's funny about a cop shooting a primate on the first place?

Some thoughts about it:
  • Many said that it depicted President Obama and his stimulus bill (as in, the chimp being Mr. Obama....). Since he is the first African-American president, I can guarantee you that he probably has the most death threats in all the presidencies.

    We all know that the term 'monkey' was and still is a racist slur against African-Americans. Therefore you can conclude that the monkey was signifying President Obama.

  • Another perspective is that the chimp represented all African-Americans getting shot by the police. I'm sorry, but in all honesty, a lot do get shot by cops.

  • On the other hand, the cartoonist might be just coinciding it with the chimp who nearly killed a lady, in Connecticut.
Ultimately, cartoons ALWAYS have hidden meanings in them. As bad is this might sound, I think it was an interpretation of Pres. Obama and his stimulus plan. I'm a big fan of Obama, but not a fan of the stimulus bill.

This is just a tough time for a lot of people. Yes, recession is a bitch.
History does repeat itself. Remember the Great Depression, back in the 1930s?
Everybody blamed it on Hoover.. Why? Because he was in charge, but a part of it was just bad timing. (In October of 1929, stock-market prices on the New York Stock Exchange had a calamitous downfall, it made the economy crashed. It was a chain reaction from banks to banks, businesses to businesses, etc.. It's a long explanation; I'll explain when it comes up again.) If something drastic like that will happen in today's society, guess who will the Americans blame it on..? Yes, Obama..

Please, open your eyes and realize the dilemma that we're in. The United States is a great country, but it's heading down an extremely steep hill.

(People looking for jobs)
(Tent City)
Unemployment line - 2009

I think we're in deep shit.

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