My cartoons are almost always inspired by direct quotes that I find absurd, downright stupid, lacking in reality, fact and/or reason. Thus, the words in the cartoons are inevitably direct quotes. Always I'll send my cartoons directly to the individuals depicted in them. Rarely, do any of the latter ever respond, let alone point out precisely where the lie, mischaracterization, absence of logic, or whatever. Rarely, do any of those depicted respond and otherwise manifest a real appreciation for vigorous debate, cornerstone of a THRIVING democracy. When I depict a professor in a cartoon, I'll send it to the editors of the student newspaper of the college or university employing the depicted professor. Sadly, rarely, do they ever respond... and they are the future of journalism. Below are two emails pertinent to the above cartoon. NO RESPONSE was ever received...
From: George Slone
Sent: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 5:20 PM
Subject: Notes on the NEED in Academe for Professors with CMs (Curriculum Mortae)
To Professor Daniel Barrett, Department of Psychology Western Connecticut State University:
If indeed, you really wanted to stop being so privileged, why not, instead of continuing to build your CV, try building a CM (Curriculum Mortae). For my academic CM, examine http://theamericandissident.org/g_tod_slone_curriculum_mortae.html.
Ideologues lack reason. That is your fundamental problem, certainly not white privilege. Now, how about getting your university to subscribe to The American Dissident, so students might be able to read "challenging" emails (and essays, poems, cartoons) like this one.
From: George Slone
Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:18 AM
Subject: A new P. Maudit cartoon depicting Professor Daniel Barrett
To President and Editor-in-Chief, Social Media Manager, Professional Writing Major with a Focus on Journalism and Public Relations Ryan Yursha, Western Connecticut State University:
Attached is a cartoon depicting one of your black-good/white-bad professor ideologues, Daniel Barrett. Please do publish it in the Echo… and let me know of your decision. It will appear in the next issue of The American Dissident. Fear not, your library is not a subscriber. Barrett did not respond to my email sent a few months ago. Evidently, he does not believe in VIGOROUS DEBATE, cornerstone of a thriving democracy. Do you?