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Posted on Oct 25, 2010

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By samosamo, October 29, 2010 at 4:18 am Link to this comment

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By Mr. Fish, October 26 at 9:09 pm

Don’t know that you had this in mind but when
I first saw this cartoon, then first thing to come
to mind was the Moody Blues’ tune ‘Question’.

It may or may not stop the scratching but in
might make people realize how long ago
‘questioning’ what was going on because the
shit just kept getting deeper, just like today.
That was back in 1969 or 1970 or so.

‘Question’

Why do we never get an answer
When we’re knocking at the door?
With a thousand million questions
About hate and death and war.

It’s where we stop and look around us
There is nothing that we need.
In a world of persecution
That is burning in it’s greed.

Why do we never get an answer
When we’re knocking at the door?
Because the truth is hard to swallow
That’s what the wall of love is for.

It’s not the way that you say it
When you do those things to me.
It’s more the way that you mean it
When you tell me what will be.

And when you stop and think about it
You won’t believe it’s true.
That all the love you’ve been giving
Has all been meant for you.

I’m looking for someone to change my life.
I’m looking for a miracle in my life.
And if you could see what it’s done to me
To lose the the love I knew
Could safely lead me through.

Between the silence of the mountains
And the crashing of the sea
There lies a land I once lived in
And she’s waiting there for me.

But in the grey of the morning
My mind becomes confused
Between the dead and the sleeping
And the road that I must choose.

I’m looking for someone to change my life.
I’m looking for a miracle in my life.
And if you could see what it’s done to me
To lose the the love I knew
Could safely lead me to
The land that I once knew.
To learn as we grow old
The secrets of our souls.

It’s not the way that you say it
When you do those things to me.
It’s more the way you really mean it
When you tell me what will be.

Why do we never get an answer
When we’re knocking at the door?
With a thousand million questions
About hate and death and war.

It’s where we stop and look around us
There is nothing that we need.
In a world of persecution
That is burning in it’s greed.

Why do we never get an answer
When we’re knocking at the door?

More lyrics:
http://www.lyricsfreak.com/m/moody+blues/#s
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By ThatDeborahGirl, October 28, 2010 at 12:19 am Link to this comment

Definitely fc - after 9/11. I always say that none of my questions ever got asked then, let alone answered, especially by the media. It was as if someone hung a ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ sign on Washington, D.C.

But I think it was really Bush/Gore that it became untenable to even question the President (a Republican one, anyhow). I’m pretty sure that’s when Bush became “The Decider” and Cheney went all out and suggested that questioning the Executive Office was outright treason.

Thought became a crime.

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By truedigger3, October 27, 2010 at 5:33 pm Link to this comment

MR. Fish wrote:
” I love how many of my most straight-
forward cartoons invite the most head-scratching.
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Mr. Fish,

That was a tough one and with all due respect, people would like to use the time to think about the message in the cartoons, and may be get a smile or chuckle and not spending time and energy trying to decipher the cartoons. Regards.

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By EH, October 27, 2010 at 5:02 pm Link to this comment
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Awesome, I was just complaining to my girlfriend about this yesterday. Look at the latest Wikileaks leak. Nobody is talking about it, and when they do it’s attacking Assange like he’s Hitler. Now we have the Pentagon telling us, that “The Enemy” is reading the documents. If I wasn’t so poor, and uneducated I would immigrate to Canada, but they don’t want white trash like me. Mr.Fish should be in every newspaper out there.

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By NYCartist, October 27, 2010 at 1:48 pm Link to this comment

Mr. Fish,
  I like it that you read the comments and reply.

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By Mr. Fish, October 26, 2010 at 5:09 pm Link to this comment
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Mr. Fish says, pow, right on the money, FC.  I love how many of my most straight-
forward cartoons invite the most head-scratching.

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By fc, October 26, 2010 at 3:54 pm Link to this comment
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Maybe it means that questioning/critical thinking has become anti-American? I would say it started after 09/11… I love Mr Fish’s riddles. I would love to hear what he has to say.

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By Maani, October 26, 2010 at 11:38 am Link to this comment

NYCartist:

My thoughts exactly…LOL.  ????

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By NYCartist, October 26, 2010 at 9:27 am Link to this comment

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