Friday, May 31, 2013

Where are the offended old codgers?

That cartoon. The thing I noticed about it immediately is that it featured two old codgers also trying to get a free lunch. Old people demanding free this and that, or refusing to entertain giving up privileges other members of society don't enjoy, aren't uncommon. But they don't represent all over-65s. Haven't heard Grey Power complaining yet.

Metiria Turei, on the other hand, is being hysterical - and I don't mean funny. Her reaction is ridiculous. "Does our country really hate us?"

(Comments are "closed" because ... the Greens want an open exchange of ideas??)

Personally I didn't think the cartoon was very clever or funny. It was limp. If you are going to offend people it should at least be witty and worth it.


Kiwiwit said...

I would respond to Turei's question by asking another: when you treat the rest of us like slaves who exist merely to serve you, are you really surprised?

Manolo said...

The communist Turei is pushing her old racist agenda.

Baxter said...

I thought the cartoon made apoint that everyone is afraid to confront, hence the outrage.

gravedodger said...

I have never been a fan of Nesbit, his earlier efforts to portray PIs was closer to early cartoon portrayal of Negro with vastly enlarged Lips.

His portrayal of what could be a likely outcome of replacing parental responsibility with meals at school was legitimate editorial by the cartoonist.
End of story.