Comics for Grownups Home Page

Sides Not Listening

Yeah, it seems like people on different sides aren't listening to each other. I mean, suppose I point out a piece of Arkansas law from 1987 like

Act 116 of the 1987 Regular Session
"AN ACT TO ADOPT THE DESIGN OF THE STATE FLAG AS DESCRIBED IN SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 11 OF 1913, AS AMENDED BY HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 4 OF 1923, AND HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 11 OF THE SECOND EXTRAORDINARY SESSION OF 1924."

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS:

... Section 1 (b)
“The blue star above the word ‘ARKANSAS’ is to commemorate the Confederate States of America.”

Approved March 4, 1987

Governor William J. Clinton
When I ask "what new historical facts have arisen since 1987 that explain why, suddenly, every man in the Confederacy was a traitor of the worst sort and every Confederate statue and memorial must be forever destroyed? What's changed? What do we know now that Ol' Bubba didn't know back then when he was Governor of the State of Arkansas?"

In other words, why was it okay to commemorate the Confederate States of America in 1987 but it's not okay now? Governor Clinton went on to become the first black President, after all. You'd figure the first black President would have a sensitivity to issues so closely related to the painful institution of slavery.

I get no response. Well, not entirely true. I get jokey snark. I get accused of being a racist. But I don't get a substantive answer to the question. As a result, all I can do is speculate on the reasons why slavering mobs are urged by Democrats and the media to tear down Confederate statues.

Comic transcript

Crimebuster waves goodbye to the Lacrosse team as they gather on the porch watching him and his monkey leave. #32 asks the captain "Do you think that guy's on the level, 41?"

#41 replies "I don't know, 32. Let's call the F.B.I. office and find out."

Reader comments

comments powered by Disqus