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It is only a cartoon showing how Obama plan is doomed to fail. It is not racist IMHO

Posted by avideditor on July 23, 2009

CJ and his minions totally lost it over at LGF IMHO. It is just a cartoon. The last time I saw some on this upset about a cartoon it was jihadis rioting and killing innocent people. It is sad to see them go down to that level.

Here are an example of some comments that had CJ totally lose it and ban users

Just for the record, that is not an African. As a polynesian myself I don’t think being parodied as a polynesian witch doctor is racist to someone of African descent.

I do not find the image funny, but if the intent is to portray a witch doctor why does the race of the person being portrayed have anything to do with it? Perhaps if our president were from PNG…”

“Here we have a president pushing a very controversial healthcare thing, portraying him as a witchdoctor has a point.

Had Clinton or Bush been the subject of this would you be posting the same thing? I don’t like treating people differently because of the color of their skin… unless, I see no choice (a rare thing in my book).

This is not one of those cases. It is not.”

CJ response was to ban those users. Here is the “racist” cartoon. Has CJ gone all Al Sharpton on us?

20090723obama-witchdoctor-muck

4 Responses to “It is only a cartoon showing how Obama plan is doomed to fail. It is not racist IMHO”

  1. Rose said

    Pretty funny! Not RAAAACIST at all – though some would have us rioting in the streets as if it were a Mohammed cartoon.

    It represents Obama’s attempt to set our medical system back to the stone age.

  2. Rides A Pale Horse said

    Re: “Obamacare”

    ‘Nuff said

  3. Carl45 said

    I think the reason that this could be construed as racist is that stereotypes of tribal africans, who were considered to be primitive and ignorant people by white racists, have historically been used to denigrate black Americans by suggesting they are uncivilized, unintelligent or less-evolved. The racist term “spear-chucker” is an example of this. The bone through the nose was an image used in a similar manner.
    I think portraying a civilized black man in a tribal manner is racist because of the historical use of such imagery and terms to marginalize black people. It’s not because tribal cultures are inferior, it’s because of the history behind such depictions of blacks.

    In response to avidreader’s comment “The last time I saw some on this upset about a cartoon it was jihadis rioting and killing innocent people. It is sad to see them go down to that level.”, it’s unbelievable to me that you are suggesting that someone’s offense over a cartoon is comparable to the killing done by the militant islamists over the cartoons of Mohammed. There’s an enormous difference between expressing your opinion about something peacefully and going out and rioting and killing people because you don’t like a cartoon. The fact that you are comparing people that disagree with you to murderers is disgusting and juvenile.

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