I drew a cartoon that was less than complimentary toward the First Lady. Let’s get a few things straight: It wasn’t racist. It was a humorous poke at a public figure. Liberals have praised her for her muscular figure and her ‘super ripped arms.’ Some, like Joan Rivers, have suggested she was a man. Well, transgenders are in vogue right now, right? So what’s the problem?
Michelle Obama is supported by taxpayer dollars and shares lavish vacations with her husband–all on the public dime. She forced a disastrous lunch program on the nation’s students. Now many are unable to even bring their own lunches. A sack lunch with a peanut butter sandwich and an apple were staples in my day. Now kids are forced to eat what the gubmint tells them–and forces parents to pay for it.
It was also a test of sorts. I’ve frequently been called racist for drawing cartoons featuring Obama. When someone who is not liberal draws African Americans–look out. That’s not allowed. Well, it needs to be allowed because they’re public figures and collect large salaries from taxpayers. I’ve been told my cartoons are ‘hateful’ and ‘unhelpful’ as well as the expected “I hate your guts why don’t you go kill yourself” fare. Too many Americans are now being silenced by social justice warriors (SJWs) and politically correct scolds who derive weird emotional satisfaction by strutting what they think is their ‘moral superiority.’ This kind of behavior is on the increase and it is stifling free speech to such a degree that even comedians don’t feel comfortable making jokes on college campuses.
Even the ‘Daily Mail’ jumped on the bandwagon and posted a story about me to generate anti-Trump outrage. They didn’t even bother to contact me for a comment.
I’ve seen very many outrageous cartoons drawn by liberal cartoonists that were critical of Condoleezza Rice, Clarence Thomas, and even Dr. Ben Carson. Some were overtly racist, but those cartoonists receive a pass. Why? Because they’re progressive/liberal artists.
Nearly everything written or said these days can ‘trigger’ someone and throw them into a self-righteous rage. They are the most delicate of hothouses flowers. Maybe my cartoon will help toughen them up a bit. Unlike Bill Maher’s show, “Politically Incorrect,” my cartoon really WAS ‘incorrect’ whereas his program is, in actuality, mostly filled with political correctness. (He does rail against radical Islam which is refreshing). Maher routinely calls Trump an orangutan and says he has a ‘micro penis.’ Can you imagine a conservative talk show host saying similar things about a black politician? He’d be off the air in a heartbeat.
The outrage over one silly cartoon will soon blow over. It will be replaced by some new outrage and the SJW crowd will again go on the warpath. Hmmm…I guess ‘warpath’ is a politically incorrect word to use. Too frickin’ bad! If you SJWs don’t like it, you can go back to your safe spaces.