Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Ralphie and Friends 2: "Remodelpublicans"
This Week's Cartoon is entitled "Remodelpublicans", and is a tribute to both the fact that the Republican Party seems to be experiencing a bit of a "Rebuilding Year" to use a popular sportscaster term, and, yes, the fact that their nominee is set to be the oldest man ever to hold the office.
I hesitate to do the "ageism" thing, because most other discriminatory "ism"'s (Racism, Sexism, Chauvinism, Capitalism, etc..) are bad, but I figure Ageism is not in the same category as those others, because we are all actively striving to become old people one day.
Think about it. Every time you eat your vegetables, take your vitamins, and avoid stepping in front of speeding trucks, you are actively trying to become an older person. So if you really hate old people so much, why the whole "life-preservation" thing?
I will never know what it is to be a Woman, or a Black Man, or an Asian, Native American, Hispanic, or Homosexual. (No matter what some people may say about me!) But I am hoping every day to someday be an old person. An old healthy person.
And when I get there I hope for two things. I hope that I will still be able to somewhat lucidly discuss the relevant issues of the time, and I hope that I will have a sense of humor about how old I am. John McCain, whatever else you may think about him, scores well on both points.
The more politically savvy among you will get the joke about the revolving door.
And I would be remiss if I didn't acknowledge getting my inspiration from this Mike Luckovich Cartoon