Yes it is, but Al Sharpton is a douche
No, Al Sharpton is a douche
Yes, and Al Sharpton is not a douche
#4 with a smile
Some are offended, but by no means all, obviously. Not all as it is depicting something that needs be said…even if this may, does in my mind, in a limited way, go too far…
It’s been the argument in other topic debates here at DP that using the exaggeration in analogy [especially specific overstatements] is never appropriate…some of us others think an analogy’s use is to embellish almost to hyperbole for the purpose of quick identification of realizing of similarities of the conceptual path… primarily to prompt instant awareness of what is at the core intended to be conveyed. Intelligent people gain instant cognizance while appropriately discounting the amplification… Trouble may occur with those undereducatedly ignorant of the overstated portrayal as well as its actual placement on the totem of genuine reality.
One consideration ought also be to decide how far towards the lowest common denominator should one go… should one direct all towards an eighth grade audience? Sixth grade next? Fourth?
In doing so, how much is lost of meaning, of the more profound truth is succumbing to what would become more of a child’s reality?
Instead maybe expect more of our fellow citizens to strive just a bit to understand, to learn further so as to give more proper context? Is this not the minimum duty of each citizen in a Republic? It may only offend the uninformed or the oversensitive… yet being oblivious and/or thin-skinned, like being offended, is certainly not against the law.
Some have the audacity to use the call for "justice" to overturn a jury’s verdict; others have the right, and an obligation, to also be bold enough to call them on it.
To me there was little doubt in the attempted railroading of Zimmerman pretrial, from the time after media got hold of it… and we have certainly seen it post trial… With these attempts [ however minor its role as it is the principle that is in play ] by the Federal Government to get involved, while not unprecedented, this involvement does not appear even handed with an eye towards the required blindness of justice. It seems, to my mind, to be more than hypothetically racially motivated on the side of Martin … contra Zimmerman.
This cartoon portrayal being ostensibly not inaccurate at core, though perhaps to some going over the top… what, for a cartoonist, might be the better method of conveyance of this injustice? Especially since so many of even the more informed here do not even see the similarities in the principle that a man of bi-racial background identified initially as white but now of Latino lineage having the steamroller of many of the loudest faces in their own an attempt to overstep justice in justice’s name…at looking at things only in terms of race.
One also has to wonder where the Hispanic counterparts to the Jesse Jackons and Sharptons are in defense of their own guy? Especially in the wake of the partiality of the President’s comments and the Justice Department apparently taking sides fairly early on.
I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.
I'm tremendously offended. I'm so offended, I think I'll have a beer.