Thursday, September 28, 2006

Democracy in the Middle East (1992)

1992 Dry Bones cartoon -Immigrants prepare to vote
The bottom of this cartoon is not torn. The ragged edge at the bottom was an attempt to be creative, which obviously went astray.

In these full page cartoons, I used the device of a Doobie the Dog strip to cut the usually sugary viewpoint of Mr. Shuldig.

But this cartoon from back in '92 makes me feel sad as I reread it in 2006. Are we truly doomed to live as a lone democracy in a sea of oppressive regimes that do not tolerate minorities or allow for freedom of religion? Or equality for women?

To be forever surrounded by enslaved people whose frustrations and anger are channeled into rage at Western civilization?
...And at us?

Nu? So at this time between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, I wonder...
What's going to be our future, and theirs,
And yours?

May you be inscribed in the Book of Life.
Happy New Year.

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