Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The mighty Daily’s well-loved (…..) cartoon section has caused a lot of hubbub by their cartoons about, e.g., the supposed horrors of affirmative action for isolated white kids surrounded by black people in classrooms, black people who are portrayed virtually gloating that their pale-skinned brother doesn’t get the benefits of affirmative action.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Today, though, we have a Daily cartoon by Ryan Jaber showing the White House, the U.S. Capitol, not to mention the Washington Monument and U.S. flag, being occupied territory of Israel. (As per the medieval Church debate on “How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?”, one could ask if the cartoonist is trying to guess how many Israeli folk-dancers could fit on the point of the “Israel-occupied” Washington Monument. Not to mention the top of an “Israel-occupied” flagpole.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Talk about “Fiddlers on the Roof”…)
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â One can debate (and the whole world is debating) just how far the Israeli response against Hezbollah and Hamas should go, and one should feel sad about any civilian casualties or collateral damage; and one can legitimately question particular stances or policies of AIPAC, JINSA, or other frequently-pro-Israel groups. But for the Daily to print, in cartoon form, the old, false, “Turner Diaries”-style canard of there being a “ZOG”, “Zionist Occupation Government”, controlling the United States, is neither tasteful nor decent, I think one can safely say. Let’s see what happens now.