Hope in the Age of Looming Authoritarianism
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By kerryrose, October 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm Link to this comment
This is a gorgeous drawing.
By Penny Less, February 8, 2009 at 7:36 pm Link to this comment
“What you see here is the pride of the American Dreamer?”
Hey—t.p. What I see is a VICTIM—someone who has given in; accepted his fate as a loser! If American workers continue to remain in a phlegmatic stupor, they too will find themselves sitting next to a trash can on the side of the road.
Two million folks attended the inauguration, wouldn’t that money have been better spent if those same two million mobilized at Washington, and told those crooked politicians, that they demand the change that Obama said they could believe in.
By tp, February 8, 2009 at 5:58 am Link to this comment
a picture = 1000 words
What you see here is the pride of the American Dreamer? Work? What ever happened to our representation?—Where are the unions? How is it possible to be a proud worker or to have a dream in this country now? Now only the dead head ‘cooperate welfare banker socialist’ are allowed to dream lavish dreams paid for by the subjects of this picture of pure pride. All our dreams are cashed in here where our pride is pictured in the disgrace of our rich country. Still there is a quality to the pride of this man - this example of us sitting there in a style of our own making. We are sitting there broken and too proud to admit that our country has been totally ripped off by a few useless swindlers. And they did it openly in our faces using what should be our representation via TARP.
By hippy pam, February 7, 2009 at 4:51 pm Link to this comment
And the Re_pukes just keep dragging their feet and throwing road blaocks in the way of any progress President Obama would like to see…
FIRE ALL REPUBLICANS!!!!!!!
By Reubenesque, February 7, 2009 at 2:07 pm Link to this comment
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,”
... and I’ll make sure they stay that way.
By Scotty_Mack, February 7, 2009 at 1:56 pm Link to this comment
I love me some Fish. Good satire is a scalpel removing the cysts of hypocrisy.
By Margaret Currey, February 7, 2009 at 5:13 am Link to this comment
The government has been asleep at the wheel, Bush with his incourious self only looked at his bottom line which is help the rich, he fooled the people once and he fooled them again but did he fool them or was the election stolen.
We the people have to hold our leader (Obama) to his promises to bring change because only change can save up. But it might be too late.
Companies that do not have oversight do illegal things, case in point the peanut corporation, how did thay mannage to get inspectors that were paid to look the other way. Did they have childrens safety in mind.
This all goes back to the Bush Administration the people paid to mind the store owned the store.
Goes back to “hiring the fox to guard the henhouse”.
By Fadel Abdallah, February 6, 2009 at 6:09 pm Link to this comment
Yes, this is a sad picture which I encounter on daily basis as I go to and come back from my insecure work everyday! I am bleeding inside as I see more and more of these images in the streets of this country which was some years ago the most prosperous country in the world.
There is no money or resources to help such people, but there are billions to fight two deadly wars half way around the world, and there are billions of dollars to keep sending to Israel to continue the annihilation of the natives of Palestine, and yet other billions to support the dictatorships in Egypt, Jordan and other countries in the world.
If Americans, en mass, are not going to rise in a bloody revolution if necessary, then this will be the end of hope for this sad country we call home!
By Crystal Clear, February 6, 2009 at 5:36 pm Link to this comment
When you live under Social Darwinism—HOPE becomes the OPIATE of the people!
By sean, February 6, 2009 at 5:31 pm Link to this comment
I can’t believe in a country where i thought, in the sixth grade, that to be governed by a democratically elected president, instead of kings ala england was better, like they taught us, we are in this mess again on my 43rd birthday.
By Margaret Currey, February 6, 2009 at 2:50 pm Link to this comment
Any person who has had credit cards will know that the banks have been getting more and more powerful.
Who ever heard if you make one late payment on one credit they all go after you to raise the interest rate. And the fact that if your payment is less than an hour late you get penalized so you have to second guess the post office and that can be a challange in places like La. that sometimes have very bad storms. But its on you the bank is allways right. Even though they can make mistakes but like the insurance companies you are the one who is lying or allways wrong.
So the people (banks) thought the bubble would not break even though there were less and less real jobs.
I mean get real making cars is more important than a Wall Street junkie who got high on making paper money.
Paper money with no back up. And the Republician matura was less government is better. And who is guarding the hen house when the greedy of Wall Street can govern themselves. I would like to know what kind of fool would believe that..
Case in point Bernard Madoff.
By KDelphi, February 6, 2009 at 2:47 pm Link to this comment
March in the streets—in the US?? More than sad.
By GW=MCHammered, February 6, 2009 at 10:58 am Link to this comment
1) Establish ‘We The People Fund’
2) Recruit ‘Healers’
3) Launch ‘National Strike Week’ during which we all—-
4) Cure our nation of patent ‘Greed Genes’
Plenty of pink-slipped ‘Professionals’ to achieve the goal.
By troublesum, February 6, 2009 at 10:08 am Link to this comment
The job loss figures for January were released this morning. It was the highest figure for one month in 35 years.
By greystone, February 6, 2009 at 6:37 am Link to this comment
Jahob Less I wouldn’t be so sure about any marching in the streets, we seem to have become a nation of complainers and blamers but haven’t taken up “arms against a sea of troubles” by any means.
By Bubba, February 6, 2009 at 6:25 am Link to this comment
How about “Will work for change.” And show a couple of nickels and dimes being thrown into a tin cup.
By Not Your Sweetie, February 6, 2009 at 6:05 am Link to this comment
It’s the consequence of going with hope over competence, me think. be careful what you with for - you may get it!
Krugman is wondering today why is political theater taking place today instead of solving the dire problems?
because it was set this way - to obscure the differences. It’s the post-partisan time folks - rejoice!
By To Jahob Less, February 6, 2009 at 5:27 am Link to this comment
Marching in the street? I assure you in this country the way people have grown more and more passive over the years, I doubt you’d get more than 4000 protestors. PPl have just gotten too absorbed in their own little lives. Its really sad. Great Cartoon though mr Fish.
By Bronwen Rowlands, February 6, 2009 at 4:51 am Link to this comment
Bingo! Eloquent; elegant.
By richard east, February 5, 2009 at 10:29 pm Link to this comment
You’ve done it again Mr. Fish.
By M.B.S.S., February 5, 2009 at 8:03 pm Link to this comment
By CJ, February 5, 2009 at 7:57 pm Link to this comment
As a general rule, I don’t gush. But this time: Wow! Observe an artist at the top of his game, if you please. All the comment necessary.
By Jahob Less, February 5, 2009 at 3:23 pm Link to this comment
Those fools in Washington don’t get it; if more than 25% population becomes unemployed, while CEO’s count their Faberge Eggs; folks won’t be “hoping” they’ll be marching in the streets.
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