This Week’s Cartoon: “New Uses For the Gulf of Mexico”
More dopey oil spill gags for your pleasure. I tried hard to go beyond current cartooning clichés, such as suggesting we plug the hole with oil industry executives, as satisfying as that might be.
I’ve noticed a tendency among wingnuts to respond to cartoons like this one and last week’s (about pre-polluted babies), with accusations that I just want to go back to the stone age. I marvel at this quaintly simplistic, binary way of thinking. As if any suggestion that we apply more reason and caution to how we do things means I want to return to a purely agrarian lifestyle living off my own yams. It must be nice to live in a world where everything fits into a neat little box.
Tags: BP, environment, oil spill, pollution