Wednesday, December 07, 2005

A poke in the eye

There are only a handful of comic artists I make a point of reading regularly, and Tom Tomorrow is one of them:

This cartoon reminded me of a couple of points made here recently.

Point A:
The chief, overarching argument of the conservative movement, in essence, has been that liberals are the sole and primary cause of everything that is wrong both with America and with the world at large. What kind of reasonable discourse is possible, really, when that is the starting point of the conversation?

Point B:
Conservatives' complaints about left-wing ugliness are akin to those of the lunatic who walks about the town square poking his fellow citizens in the eye with a sharp stick -- and then complaining about their lack of civility afterward.

Satire makes the point so much sharper. Thanks, Tom.

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