Monday, July 20, 2020

TREK Cartoons 02 - Editorials

Yep, editorial cartoonists find Star Trek an easy source of metaphors.
Some feel the Equal Rights Amendment is still in need of ratification.  Personally I think it has been superseded by recent Supreme Court decisions, etc.  This wasn't the case in 1982, when the above cartoon appeared.
I have a feeling that this cartoon from 1984 is a bit overshadowed.  The federal budget deficit was $2.7 trillion in the first nine months of fiscal year 2020.

Our last selection, from 1992, shows Jesse Jackson (not "Jessie") shooting for the moon.  Was it profiling, or just artistic shorthand, to align Jackson with Geordie La Forge?

See you on Wednesday for more out-of-this world clippings!
  

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