So I mentioned earlier that there was a display of political cartoons along Lake Geneva set up as an installation while I was there. This post is just a selection of the cartoons that I photographed while walking along the lake front (there were about 100 total):
I would love to hear comments on these, since I’m sure they spur emotions among us who work in the political and peacebuilding fields.
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Thanks for sharing these! To me, intelligent, satirical humor is one of the most effective ways to help us take ourselves more lightly – the situations/issues/events are serious, but like the cartoonist shows we’re human, doing the best – and the worst – we can. We’re all laughable and lovable, and changeable. I believe public exhibits such a as this would go a long way to help most of us “stay calm” and respond appropriately to – even avoid – our own crisis. We sure could use a dose of such humor in the U.S., with election season upon us.
As a minister, I especially like the ecclesial/religious guys in funny hats and dresses – I see little boy fear in their reaction to women, something I know about myself – fearful reaction to challenges to long held beliefs. I guess I’m feeling some compassion for them when I look at this, and am more willing to persevere in right action – such as taking care of myself (knowing fear makes us do insane, hurtful things to “protect” our beliefs), and exploring non- threatening ways to bring about change for the good.