Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Mean-Spirited and Dangerous vs. Brilliant and Profound

Mean-Spirited and Dangerous vs. Brilliant and Profound
Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson is calling the depiction [of Obama as the Joker], politically mean spirited and dangerous.

Hutchinson is challenging the group or individual that put up the poster to have the courage and decency to publicly identify themselves.

"Depicting the president as demonic and a socialist goes beyond political spoofery," says Hutchinson, "it is mean-spirited and dangerous."

"We have issued a public challenge to the person or group that put up the poster to come forth and publicly tell why they have used this offensive depiction to ridicule President Obama."
That would be this poster:

However, when Vanity Fair published this picture of George W. Bush in July of 2008,

basically the instant the movie opened, the comments were somewhat different:
Great stuff from the talented Friedman (as always). As "agents of chaos" go, W's right up there with the best of 'em.
Posted 7/29/2008 by Frankie5Angels

So true. Only his puppet strings are missing. :-)
Posted 7/29/2008 by MimiSoleil

Very good!!!
Posted 7/29/2008 by juckto

Poor Joker, he doesn't deserve this. Bush isn't good enough to wear his face.
Posted 7/29/2008 by japsmov

Brilliant and profound.
Posted 7/29/2008 by swordofdamocles
We knew who'd done it. It was "brilliant and profound"! No one even thought to ask "why?" No one in media considered it "mean-spirited and dangerous." Of course, this was back when dissent was the highest form of patriotism. Now that the Left has its hands on the levers of power, we're supposed to shut up.

Double standard? What double standard?

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