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Friday, March 27, 2009

Oliphant Channels Robert Minor

Pat Oliphant, syndicated editorial cartoonist, created a cartoon the other day that has Zionists everywhere screaming their usual accusations of ‘anti-Semitism’. Bravo, Pat, for being one of the few main stream media cartoonists to make a critical statement about the Israeli government’s over kill in Gaza. Anyone who dares criticize Israel is automatically labeled an anti-Semite so the charge has little meaning any longer.

I am surprised that no one has picked up on Oliphant’s reference to the great early 20th Century Communist cartoonist, Robert Minor (1884 - 1952). The Oliphant headless soldier is obviously not  ‘NAZI’ imagery but that of the mindless soldier that Robert Minor called, ‘the perfect soldier’. This soldier dates from World War 1 USA and not NAZI era Germany. I suppose most can be forgiven for not knowing Minor’s work. He was a Communist after all. That’s a scary word for most Americans.

oliphant-gaza

minor - perfect soldier

 By Robert Minor, captioned Army Medical Examiner: "At last a perfect soldier!" (The Masses 8 (July 1916), back cover.)

Oh well, Zionists will scream and cowards will apologize as usual. Israel will continue building unlawful settlements and those settlers will continue to harass Palestinian school children. Murders of Palestinian farmers will continue to go unpunished. Hamas will continue to fire clunky rockets into Israel and Israel will continue to retaliate by obliterating Gaza. The cycle will continue as long as people of good conscience fear the Zionists and Hamas refuses to acknowledge Israel.

2 comments:

NAYER said...

Dear David,
Thank you so much, I am very happy with this prize and I hope that I can do better in the coming days!
I really remember who you help my in the past and I don't forget how you was kind with me when I was met you before two years!
You are a great man and one of my best friends of me, you have a part of this prize :)
Thank you David and I hope to be friends forever.
A hug

Nayer

Amorim said...

Hi, dear David:
Thanks to add my caricature blog :-)
Best regards
Amorim