Cartoon of the day

Posted: 25 December 2015 in Uncategorized
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Special mention

Political Cartoon -- Santa Socialist, Pat Oliphant incomeineq_590_438

Comments
  1. mjlovas says:

    In his novel, “The Unbearable Lightness of Being”, Milan Kundera described Communist Czechoslovakia’s May Day festivities from the perspective of a character, Sabina, who objected to the whole business, first of all, because it was “kitsch”. When she failed to share in the false emotion, she was punished. Something very similar could be said about celebrations of Christmas within Capitalism. It is regarded as bad manners to allow the gaze to fall upon anything real, and no state need intervene to administer punishment should a deviation occur. Any number of volunteers will leap into action, complaining about bad taste, and convicting the deviant of the crime of spoiling the “good mood”. Someday, perhaps, someone will provide a literary portrayal of Capitalism’s Christmas Kitsch with the power of Kundera’s depiction of May First–or, does such a depiction already exist?

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