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Chill, people…it’s only satire

A mighty uproar came when this photo began popping up on Internet sites. (I found it on actor George Takei’s witty site). Takei noted that people have lost the ability to separate shrewd social commentary from cruelty because of political correctness. I find this illustration hilariously funny. We are all sorry for the problem of homelessness, but the cartoon points out the strange phenomenon of people willing to sit for days in front of a store to buy a $600 phone when many of them are jobless. It’s a cartoon about priorities and not a debasement of the homeless. Cartooning about social oddities often enlightens viewers to realize absurdity and societal change occurs because of it.

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