Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Love the Foreigner

This comic is weird in that it mocks religion and invokes it's teachings. I admire the precept in Judaism of Love for the Stranger. I was first exposed to the concept in an op-ed about Springfield, MO's proposed religious freedom ordinance.

The ordinance passed which made discrimination based upon sexual orientation legal again within the city. A Jewish resident of our town penned an op-ed expressing opposition to the  ordinance on the grounds the it violated the rule of love for the stranger. I chose an alternate translation here for obvious reasons.

I don't necessarily have a problem with people believing in religions. I don't care for how religion is sometimes twisted by evil men. I identify more with liberal religious adherents than I do with conservative ones. Of course, as I am a secular liberal.

I also like the moral teachings of the Bible, but I will freely admit that I focus upon the parts I see as promoting empathy and tolerance rather than the parts I see as outdated or corrupted.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Dump Trump

This is another anti Trump comic. I just find his comment disgusting. As mentioned in the comic, I find the defense of his comment disgusting.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Never Trump

Here is another comic bashing Trump. I agree with everything his critics have said about him. Donald Trump is unqualified to be president and he has gone beyond the pale in terms of what he says.

I can't believe Donald Trump is even a contender for the office of President of the United States. Especially after his Russia remark.

I've been an amateur satirist online for eight years and in all that time I've avoided endorsing any candidate. I'm sure my positions make clear who I voted for, and I make no bones about being a liberal. Still, I try to distance myself from the individual candidates to instead focus on ideas.

With Trump though, I am breaking my rule. I am with her. I will vote for Hillary Clinton and even though she is not nearly as progressive as I would like, even though she supports empire, I won't regret it. Hillary Clinton is at least qualified to hold office, and Trump is nothing more than a racist Neo Fascist.

We all need to vote in November and vote against Trump.