Wednesday, September 07, 2005

[Illiad] THINKING ABOUT KATRINA

Illiad is the cartoonist behind User Friendly, he has a one off strip expressing his thoughts about Katrina that's worth a read.
As a cartoonist I'm expected to make social commentary, using satire and humour to ridicule wrongdoing. Sometimes though, both words and pictures fail. That some humans in New Orleans began preying on the weak and helpless at the first opportunity is a blistering indictment on how little we've progressed as a species. I'm still numb from the stories of serial rape followed by throat-slitting in the women's restrooms in the Superdome. There are times I am convinced that we don't know how to live in this world.
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- Peace

1 comment:

Richard said...

Reminds me of a comment you made many years back along the lines of how, through our greed and cruelty, we make natural disasters much worse than they need to be.

I've always been sharply opposed to capital punishment, but the situation reminds me of the hurricane in Galveston where they declared martial law and empowered citizens to shoot looters on sight. I'm not so sure that's wrong any more.