A Picture Paints A Thousand Words

I often find that I can read a 1,000-word essay on a topic, but then I look at a cartoon on the same topic and understand the situation just as well from the artistic rendering as I did from the wordsmith’s version!  So, for this lazy Saturday afternoon, I thought I’d share some of the best ‘toons I’ve found over the last week or so.

27 thoughts on “A Picture Paints A Thousand Words

  1. A Picture is Worth

    A picture is worth a thousand words
    But good poetry is worth a million

    So on I write
    Into the night
    Trembling in fear
    With insanity near
    Giving new life
    To words as old as death

    Isn’t it amazing
    After even all the time
    Humans have lived upon this earth
    Someone can still combine
    Words into lines
    That never before have graced the printed psge

    If only we had the presence of mind
    To learn from them

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  2. Sadly, in relation to some of the cartoons, many of the people on the MAGA right don’t believe in democracy in the first place. Mention it to them and they will lecture you on how this country is really a Republic, and how that somehow means minority rule of this nation should be okay…?

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    • In the last few years, I have discovered that to be the case. It is true that by definition, this nation is a “democratic republic”, but the democratic foundations as laid out in the Constitution are the law of the land, and it seems some would prefer to re-interpret those foundations, to rebuild them in the image of … Russia? Hungary? I was astounded by the support for Viktor Orbán when he addressed the Republican National Convention. He is a dictator! When some on the right were talking about a new ‘civil war’ a year or two ago, I scoffed, but lately I wonder if our differences are truly irreconcilable.

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      • I hope we’re not there yet, but I get what you are saying. And the support for Orban truly scares me. Hungary is an authoritarian state, and clearly many on the MAGA side are craving the same thing. I’m not sure how you reconcile that with those of us who still want a democratic nation (and I do think we are the majority).

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        • Those of us who value democracy, who care about people, are definitely the majority. BUT … in recent years, especially the past two years, there have been so many laws passed to restrict voting of certain groups such as minorities, the poor, the young and the elderly, that being the majority may not be enough. Between voter disenfranchisement, gerrymandering, and election deniers being placed in positions to oversee elections, we already have 3 strikes against us.

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    • Yes, the humour in the political cartoons is more often than not dark humour, but I’m still always amazed by the talent of these artists, their ability to say in a simple drawing what it takes the rest of us a thousand words to express!


  3. Jill, too many funny ones to choose the best. Tucker being a Russian reporter might be my favorite, but Democracy for Dummies, Ginni and Clarence, et al might be close. Keith

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    • I agree that those were among the best! Glad you found a few chuckles! That’s the one upside of today’s chaos … the cartoonists are giving us more than our money’s worth!


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