Comics, not funny papers
Remember when the comic’s page of any major newspaper was called the “funny papers?”
I find some comics amusing still, but frequently the “funny papers” are not too funny anymore.
The new style seems to be political.
My two favorite cartoonists presently are Keith Knight, with his Knight Life and Don Asmussen disguising himself as the Bad Reporter.
Keith Knight is hitting hard at the incoming President with his hints that Neo Nazis will be taking over the White House.
Don has been castigating politicos for some time, and his cartoon today about the appointment of “a pile of floating garbage” being in charge of the EPA strikes home.
Gerry Trued au used to make a bit of noise about Trump’s hair, but has moved on to other safer subjects.
Since we do have freedom of speech, cartooning and blogging, I am only slightly concerned that these outspoken authors will be under a Fatwah from D.C. after January 20th.
As a related caution, I think we ought to brush off some old movies like Fahrenheit 451, Brazil, and Radio Free Albemuth. These stories will give us a heads up on what to expect from our new government that seems to be bent on governing by cyber bullying.
It is only a short hop from bullying to the knock on the door at midnight with the unmarked black vans a-waiting.
P.S. I hear that barb wire manufacturing is in high gear.