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The Decline and Fall of America

ManxMinnJack Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 6:11 PM
It's very sad, tnmccoy, but Archie probably doesn't have to move anywhere in order to be happy. He merely has to wait a little longer, right here in America. Because his ideal world is coming to us. I despair. I want to die (I'm old now) somewhere else. Somewhere still free. If there is such a place.

A few days after the election of 2012 the very talented Michael Ramirez published a political cartoon that perhaps conveyed a more profound meaning than he anticipated. He depicted a pair of hands extending from star-studded sleeves (presumably from a mendicant Uncle Sam), which were held in supplication, as though waiting for a handout or petitioning voters to relinquish more of their earnings to the federal government. There’s another way of interpreting this image, however; the hands appeared not only pathetic and a bit contemptible, but also aged and withered, as though belonging to an old man. In which case,...