It is born ! DDT the series that continues my critical thinking on the subject of Common Sense and Islamophobia. It’s lineage includes the following:
There was a post at LGF that was about a cartoon. The desired path of discussion was how the ME is head up ass backwards re: 9/11. This is the first offering in this series. The cartoon in question was in Arab News.
Call me crazy but I’m with some of the other LGF commenters. (the comments ran the gambit) The reality is the ME did loose something on that day. The whole world did. Think about. The Middle East peace plan. Gone ! Being Arabic looking & trying to take a flight. Gone ! Feeling shame that this happened due to people from your homelands, check. The celebratory a-holes are just that so they don’t get counted -remember there was many in the ME that were horrified re: 9/11.
Critical Review Time
I’m no art critic but I don’t see anything offensive here. The other memorial pictures are there. They all wear a black ribbon of mourning. Why is the ME image visible ? It’s focusing on the subject. It is not saying the ME is the only victim,the “true victim”. It’s just using easily understood techniques to make a point. Think
I will say this also though. My curiosity was peaked so I went to Arab News.com. I found the image the day I went far more worthy of a little ire. In the spirit of call it what it is when ya see it let’s review that one.
We’ll just go straight to the points. This toon is historically inaccurate. Although editorially one could take the “save the Iraqis” comment as true under no circumstance do I see the US begging any one to save them. The artistic perspective of the soldier ie fat ass is imo most likely a perspective thing. Could it be a dig mmm IDK. One thing I think the viewer is supposed to get though. The soldier is labeled USA meaning the country not necessarily the military. He is also straddled with technology and arms etc. This is clearly a dig at the super power status vs the insurgents etc. East v West This cartoon imo is worthy of the ire aimed at the other one. It is negative and anti American. It is untruthful and offers little.
Cartoons seem all the rage in the East vs West thing. Cartoons are a great art form. they can make one laugh,scream and of course…Think
previous cartoon related “Fray”