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A Response to Irony. by JesIdres A Response to Irony. by JesIdres
This is one of the rare times I'm willing to draw a editorial cartoon. Normally I believe politics should be kept to oneself and not shoved down one's throat, but sometimes people fail to follow common sense.

Yes, the London bombings were horrible, and I don't want people to think they shouldn't think that. But what's the point of spending every news minute on it, if there's nothing new? And it's hard to pick up pieces when they're being trampled on.

Incidently, bombings like this go on nearly every day in the mideast- many of them with worse consequences. And they're lucky to get 5 minutes on CNN.

...Perhaps 'common' sense isn't so common after all....
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Violet-Violence Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
I'm in total agreement with you on this one.
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JesIdres Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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Ozodrac Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2005
What i found interesting was that the Londoners reacted far less than anyone else. A commemoration sire was set up, with the title "Today we are all Londoners." When some Londoners found out about it, their comments were along the lines of "Oh, you're all Londoners, are you? Right, so that's eight quid for the congestion charge, come on, fork it over."
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little-librarian Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2005
Well said, I don't get TV, but I see all the newspapers that circle through our town... and it's pretty ridiculous to see it frount page news for... well... sice it happened.
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little-librarian Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2005
Well said, I don't get TV, but I see all the newspapers that circle through our town... and it's pretty ridiculous to see it frount page news for... well... sice it happened.
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IronOutlaw56 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2005
I agree that shoving the news down your throat is simply supporting the terrorists and giving them what they want. What they desire is mass fear and terror (hence the title terrorist.) These people use fear to try and push people to listen to them (interesting...does that make our world leaders terrorists?)
The London bombings are indeed a tragedy, but as you say, there are worse bombings in the middle-east every day and nobody bats an eyelid. The difference is that these bombings in the middle-east are so commonplace now they have little or no impact, whereas the London bombing was so out of place that it was a major shock.
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I'm out of breath.

AP
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NedMcBlank Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2005
Hey, that's great. Somewhat similar to my own thoughts on the matter. Still, we're somewhat fortunate, as we get the BBC, which for all it's awful awful programmes, is IMPARTIAL.

Alas, I'm afraid my PC has crashed for the second time in as many months, so I can't do anything about the joint fic. I will let you know when it's working again, though.
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Hyel Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2005
Skipping the obvious note about selling newspapers, Michael Moore says (and he should know better than me, which is why I'm referencing him, plus it made sense the way he put it) that fear is used to keep people in line especially in the U.S. First you spend time scaring people, convincing them dangers lurk everywhere, and then you give them a reassuring character who says "we're gonna fix all that", and if he's talented enough, people will follow him blindly.
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watashiveracasan Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2005
i feel like that happens to me all the time when i see the "news"
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JesIdres Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2005  Professional General Artist
Yeah. I just got back from london 2 weeks ago, and I keep getting the feeling even they're sick of it now. As someone said- "We survived the Blitz. We can survive this."
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