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Owning a small business is totally comparable to the American Revolution.
And you know, let’s say someone did actually make the argument Ramirez is stuffin in Obama’s mouth. The American revolution was the privileged tantrum of British settlers, who got their land and wealth from British Imperialism, but got angry when they were forced to pay more for a consumer commodity (tea). How is this somehow less valid than Ramirez et. co.’s birlliant argument that “herp derp Occupy protestors have clothes made by corporations, hypocrites!”.
Also, Michael, yes, we got it. You have a boner for redrawing classical paintings of the mythical early America. Because a time when Africans were considered three fitfhs a human being, the grand declaration of self-evident truths and freedoms only applied to white, land-owning men, and people still could seriously argue that they had a manifest destiny to steal an entire continent and kill its inhabitants. I guess he would be home at that time.

Owning a small business is totally comparable to the American Revolution.

And you know, let’s say someone did actually make the argument Ramirez is stuffin in Obama’s mouth. The American revolution was the privileged tantrum of British settlers, who got their land and wealth from British Imperialism, but got angry when they were forced to pay more for a consumer commodity (tea). How is this somehow less valid than Ramirez et. co.’s birlliant argument that “herp derp Occupy protestors have clothes made by corporations, hypocrites!”.

Also, Michael, yes, we got it. You have a boner for redrawing classical paintings of the mythical early America. Because a time when Africans were considered three fitfhs a human being, the grand declaration of self-evident truths and freedoms only applied to white, land-owning men, and people still could seriously argue that they had a manifest destiny to steal an entire continent and kill its inhabitants. I guess he would be home at that time.

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On Saturday I posted Michael Ramirez’s cartoon in response to the Colorado shootings last week, wherein he blames Generation Y and heavy Internet-usage for the shooting. I took him to task for such spurious reasoning, but what occurred to me only today is how Ramirez reacted to another senseless shooting.
Look at the above cartoon. This was made after the Arizona shooting at a supermarket where Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was holding a public meeting. Because the event was political, and because Rep. Giffords had been one of the Congresspeople targeted by Sarah Palin’s PAC with literal gun-sights, there was an immediate question of whether this attack was an assassination attempt and, if so, to what extent the tone and rhetoric of people like Palin and other firebrand commentators was responsible for influencing the shooter.
Conservatives/gun rights activists were quick (as always) to try to make the shooting about anything besides the ready availability of guns or the shooter’s ability to get one despite a history of drug possession charges. But now they also had to scramble to deny any possible connection between the shooter and the Republican Party, the Tea Party, or any specific conservatives. The fact that the shooter is apparently an anarchist unaffiliated with either/any political party gives them some coverage in that area, but it was clear in the above cartoon that Ramirez et al were sweating bullets in the early aftermath of the shooting, fervently hoping they could successfully cast the shooter as a classic “lone individual.”
But go back and look at the Colorado shooting cartoon. Does Ramirez acknowledge any possibility that the person responsible for this shooting was a mentally unstable “lone individual?” No. Why not? Because there’s no political connection to this shooting. The chosen site was a movie theater showing the latest big release (thus ensuring a packed movie theater). There was no intention of targeting a specific politician, or any politicians. It was just a random shooting.
And thus Ramirez is free to use this tragedy as a justification for his own pre-existing biases (as so many others were; as so many inevitably are when there’s a shooting like this). Before the blood was dry he was already putting ink to paper, making a sweeping condemnation of an entire generation based on the actions of one individual.
What he feared would be done to a group he belongs to last year he is keen to do to a group he doesn’t belong to this year.
Michael Ramirez is a bald-faced hypocrite.

secotm:

On Saturday I posted Michael Ramirez’s cartoon in response to the Colorado shootings last week, wherein he blames Generation Y and heavy Internet-usage for the shooting. I took him to task for such spurious reasoning, but what occurred to me only today is how Ramirez reacted to another senseless shooting.

Look at the above cartoon. This was made after the Arizona shooting at a supermarket where Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was holding a public meeting. Because the event was political, and because Rep. Giffords had been one of the Congresspeople targeted by Sarah Palin’s PAC with literal gun-sights, there was an immediate question of whether this attack was an assassination attempt and, if so, to what extent the tone and rhetoric of people like Palin and other firebrand commentators was responsible for influencing the shooter.

Conservatives/gun rights activists were quick (as always) to try to make the shooting about anything besides the ready availability of guns or the shooter’s ability to get one despite a history of drug possession charges. But now they also had to scramble to deny any possible connection between the shooter and the Republican Party, the Tea Party, or any specific conservatives. The fact that the shooter is apparently an anarchist unaffiliated with either/any political party gives them some coverage in that area, but it was clear in the above cartoon that Ramirez et al were sweating bullets in the early aftermath of the shooting, fervently hoping they could successfully cast the shooter as a classic “lone individual.”

But go back and look at the Colorado shooting cartoon. Does Ramirez acknowledge any possibility that the person responsible for this shooting was a mentally unstable “lone individual?” No. Why not? Because there’s no political connection to this shooting. The chosen site was a movie theater showing the latest big release (thus ensuring a packed movie theater). There was no intention of targeting a specific politician, or any politicians. It was just a random shooting.

And thus Ramirez is free to use this tragedy as a justification for his own pre-existing biases (as so many others were; as so many inevitably are when there’s a shooting like this). Before the blood was dry he was already putting ink to paper, making a sweeping condemnation of an entire generation based on the actions of one individual.

What he feared would be done to a group he belongs to last year he is keen to do to a group he doesn’t belong to this year.

Michael Ramirez is a bald-faced hypocrite.

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