Allow me to clear a few things up.
Most political cartoons today lean Liberal/Left. Not because there is such a bigger audience for them, but rather because the outlets which publish them are strongholds of the Left. And that monopoly undergirds a normalcy bias whose natives simply cannot imagine people laughing at their views.
As we have seen concerning my recent cartoon (in the CDAPress 11/1/19), any such satirical tweak to their ideological nose is, to them, an utmost taboo. Sacrilege, really.
Some more radical elements in that bubble have even suggested that Conservative cartooning is a crime! Which, in itself, is hilarious.
But it’s also really spooky.
Because it proves the very point of the cartoon — that they consider compliance with their top-down agenda to transform CDA into a cauldron of irreconcilable factions allied only in opposition to American/Christian values, mandatory. And they regard any objection to their self-refuting “tolerance” (which is intolerant of our actual majority culture) over the line.
If they buffalo us here, and convince us we aren’t allowed to oppose our own disenfranchisement even rhetorically, nor laugh at their antics, we no longer have any semblance of representative government. And I pray the scales fall from their eyes on this point because what they are otherwise proposing is an end of politics. That way lies only the horns of the old dilemma — Totalitarianism or civil war. God forbid.
In closing, let me also assuage Rep. Tom Hearn’s fears. He has run hither and yon screaming that the Blood gangbanger in my cartoon is actually an “ape.” But if you’ll notice, the character has large whites to his eyes, a hooded nose (unlike apes), is furless, wears clothes, is extending a Black Power salute, and resembles actor Keith David. No, Tom, much as you may wish to outlaw such things, it’s just a caricature of a Black guy alongside caricatures of White people. I regret to report that the ‘ape’ thing sprang whole from your own ‘tolerant’ assumptions.
Oh yeah, and Epstein didn’t kill himself.