Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Welcome to the 1800s

The above cartoon in the New York Post looks a lot like the racist explanations of evolution in vogue in those days:

It's hard for me to see how the cartoon wouldn't be interpreted as a racist one, given the history I've quickly linked to, however much the Post assures us that the cartoon refers to the violent chimpanzee incident in Connecticut and the simultaneous stimulus package arguments.

The cartoon also trivializes violence in a worrisome way.