Saturday, September 25, 2021

Animals

TobyToonshttp://www.tobytoons.com
Conservative Political Cartoonist

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  1. I may be in the minority on this one but I find a big difference in celebrating the murder of innocents and celebrating a just end to a murdering terrorist. OK, the youngsters in front of the WH were a little over the top but they have lived a good portion of their lives under threat brought mostly by Bin Laden.

    I’m too old to celebrate like those kids. My wife and I exchanged high fives and the next morning I put the flag out.

  2. I understand, and agree. I’m starting to think that the execution of this cartoon was just off the mark – I didn’t get across the point I was trying to make. Still though, there are many who disagree with me after I explain what I was trying to say.

    I think everyone should be glad about what happened, but I just don’t see the point of the public street party atmosphere (guess I’m getting too old too).

    Celebrate (quietly), then move on to the next target.

    • I’ve been surprised at some of the exuberance, in particular the ones that occurred in front of the WH. It seems to me so many of those there are the very type that maligned George W. Bush for 8yrs, and now all of a sudden they are gleeful. So for me, I have a sense of cynicism about it, yet can’t really know how much was sincere, or just caught up in the moment.

      Another way of looking at this is to just take human nature in stride. Throughout history, executions took place very publicly and very, very graphically. They were meant that way to deter and teach the community at large. What people don’t think much about is that there was an entertainment component to all of it as well for the public. I’ve been reading about the history of this kind of thing, and it makes me shudder to realize how rough life was in centuries past. Even in the Old West, there were women who watched public hangings. As I said, it makes me shudder.

      That said, I’m in agreement about understated celebration, there are other “bin Ladens” out there.

  3. Toby, I had a similar reaction. I am thrilled that the murdering bastard is dead, but I got a similar flashback to Palestinian’s dancing in the streets when the Trade Centers fell.

  4. This image has gotten some really odd reactions at various places around the web, and although I feel bad for you – Toby – for some of the nonsense that has come from the mouths of people I once considered relatively intelligent, these very reactions are what your image was meant to convey. I think you hit a little too close to home for a few folks. You did your job well here, IMHO.

    It’s moments like these in history that tell a great tale about who we are as a people. I am not impressed with a lot of what I’ve seen, and that’s the larger point.

    You have my complete and unwavering support for the message you, clearly, successfully conveyed…well done my friend.

  1. I may be in the minority on this one but I find a big difference in celebrating the murder of innocents and celebrating a just end to a murdering terrorist. OK, the youngsters in front of the WH were a little over the top but they have lived a good portion of their lives under threat brought mostly by Bin Laden.

    I’m too old to celebrate like those kids. My wife and I exchanged high fives and the next morning I put the flag out.

  2. I understand, and agree. I’m starting to think that the execution of this cartoon was just off the mark – I didn’t get across the point I was trying to make. Still though, there are many who disagree with me after I explain what I was trying to say.

    I think everyone should be glad about what happened, but I just don’t see the point of the public street party atmosphere (guess I’m getting too old too).

    Celebrate (quietly), then move on to the next target.

    • I’ve been surprised at some of the exuberance, in particular the ones that occurred in front of the WH. It seems to me so many of those there are the very type that maligned George W. Bush for 8yrs, and now all of a sudden they are gleeful. So for me, I have a sense of cynicism about it, yet can’t really know how much was sincere, or just caught up in the moment.

      Another way of looking at this is to just take human nature in stride. Throughout history, executions took place very publicly and very, very graphically. They were meant that way to deter and teach the community at large. What people don’t think much about is that there was an entertainment component to all of it as well for the public. I’ve been reading about the history of this kind of thing, and it makes me shudder to realize how rough life was in centuries past. Even in the Old West, there were women who watched public hangings. As I said, it makes me shudder.

      That said, I’m in agreement about understated celebration, there are other “bin Ladens” out there.

  3. Toby, I had a similar reaction. I am thrilled that the murdering bastard is dead, but I got a similar flashback to Palestinian’s dancing in the streets when the Trade Centers fell.

  4. This image has gotten some really odd reactions at various places around the web, and although I feel bad for you – Toby – for some of the nonsense that has come from the mouths of people I once considered relatively intelligent, these very reactions are what your image was meant to convey. I think you hit a little too close to home for a few folks. You did your job well here, IMHO.

    It’s moments like these in history that tell a great tale about who we are as a people. I am not impressed with a lot of what I’ve seen, and that’s the larger point.

    You have my complete and unwavering support for the message you, clearly, successfully conveyed…well done my friend.

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