Cartoon: What’s The Difference?

Transcript of cartoon:

A woman with glasses and a slightly frightened, anxious expression is in the foreground, speaking directly to the reader.

Behind her, on the left, are three angry student protestors, yelling stuff we don’t hear. A caption identifies them as “college students.”

Also behind her, on the right, are three wealthy-looking white men in suits – one of them is President Trump – who also look angry and are yelling things we don’t hear. A caption identifies them as “governors, senators, president.”

WOMAN: Both sides have scary radicals! So what’s the difference?

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5 Responses to Cartoon: What’s The Difference?

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    Ampersand says:

    By the way, this cartoon went through substantial changes since I first posted it on Patreon – click here if you want to see the earlier version.

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    Jokuvaan says:

    One is a bunch of greedy, selfish asshats and the other a bunch of delusional schmucks short-sightetly allying themselves with a ideology that will eventually turn against them?

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    Eytan Zweig says:

    I think this version of the comic is far superior to the original version. But even so, I’m feeling a bit disquieted by it, because I can’t help but read it as “young people vs. old people”, and, if it were not for the clear caricature of trump here, I could easily see the same cartoon appear in 2015 letting us know how oppressed the college students are when all they wanted to do was listen to a lecture by Richard Spencer.

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    Kate says:

    I actually liked the original better. The degree to which colleges in general are dominated by liberals is totally overblown. Sure, Berkely and a few other are. But there are a lot of colleges and universities which are very conservative. The idea that colleges and universities in general are super lefty is an anti-intellectual, anti-science myth, which allows debate over facts which ought to be non-political, like whether global warming is real and whether access to birth control lowers rates of abortion.

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    Ampersand says:

    Kate, you’re not the only person who has told me they liked the original better. I may have made a mistake changing it; but it the end, although I listen to and consider feedback, I have to listen more to my own instincts. Even though they may be mistaken.