Comics from the Newspaper

I saw this in the comics section yesterday and thought to myself, I’d totally show up to the Aquarium near my home dressed up as a fisherman with a fishing pole in one hand and tackle in the other. I’m curious to find out what would happen.

  • Will I be turned away?
  • Will my fishing gear be confiscated and held for the duration of my stay?
  • Will I at least make people laugh?

This is a troubling image depicting the state of affairs in Afghanistan. US forces are withdrawing and leaving the locals defenseless in the face of religious fanatics[1]. If I was artistically inclined, I would have moved the mother and children  to the left a little had sketched in a group of stereotypical militants pointing guns at the soon-to-be victims. (Danziger)


[1] Don’t get me wrong, the United States of America has its own Christian fanatical extremists. I’ve met some of these groups and they are scary AF!

Citations:

Danziger, J. (n.d.). Houston Chronicle. The Rutland Herald | Washington Post Writers Group, Houston.

Price, H. e. (n.d.). Rhymes with Orange. Houston Chronicle. Houston.

If you are the owner of the comics used above and have a citation concern, please reach out to me and provide a corrected citation. Similarly, contact me if you wish to have the image removed from my blog.

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