It would be easy to snicker and dismiss the latest leftist bullshit. The left is going after cartoon characters and advertising icons. Don’t do it! These clowns are deadly serious. I see two goals in this campaign. Neither one of them good.
The first move involves Elmer Fudd and his shotgun. There is a move to disarm Elmer. On the one hand I can understand it. Despite thousands of rounds expended he never once hit Daffy Duck or Bugs Bunny. I think he did manage to shoot himself on more than one occasion.
Equally inept is Yosemite Sam. The two fisted gunslinger never managed to hurt anybody but himself. The left hasn’t latched on to Sam, yet. It is only a matter of time.
The left has ignored Wile E Coyote and the Road Runner.
One would think the cartoon would be a double banger. First there is the violence in the cartoons, Second is the capitalist exploitation. It would seem that the road runner and Wile E Coyote should be ground zero.
First, there was the long lingering shot as Wile E fell off a cliff, or watched a rock, anvil, or bomb slowly descend upon him. The look in his eyes told the viewer that there was no hope of escape.
Secondly, the Road Runner became a symbol of a capitalist exploiter of the proletariat, Plymouth. Here is a 1970 Road Runner. Plymouth stopped production in 2001. This may explain why they were spared.
Ford in the meantime, was marketing a performance engine called the “coyote.” The head to head cartoon battles of the Road Runner and Coyote were carried on to city streets.
The saving grace for the Road Runner and Wile E Coyote is that, as far as I know Wile E Coyote never used a gun. He was partial to bombs. As we all know, bombs are okay in the leftist world.
This final offering offers an explanation as to why the Road Runner and Wile E Coyote get a bye from the left. The whole premise of the cartoon was based on a lie.
Advertising evolves. With present company excluded, most entities and businesses do not set out to intentionally piss people off. The Frito Bandito is a case in point. The fat Mexican was used to introduce “Fritos” to the US when Mexican food was largely unknown. What connection Fritos and Mexican food have is tenuous at best.
Recent survey participants identified Taco Bell as the best Mexican food in the U.S. Forty years after the demise of the Frito Bandito Americans still don’t know Mexican food.
Now the left has set their sights on breakfast. Aunt Jemima and the Rice Crispy boys Snap, Crackle, and Pop. Being a liberal is the ability to hold two diametrically opposed opinions and not seeing the conflict.
Aunt Jemima is a racist stereotype and must be banned. Rice Krispies do not include a token racist stereotype and therefore must be banned.
Since this whole push seems to deal with imagery that is no longer acceptable, I thought I would expand the search. Certainly Andy Warhol’s image of Mao the Chinese pedophile and murderer of millions should be a target of the PC crowd’s wrath. Nope, available on Amazon just $29.99.
China is so far away. How about a mass murderer closer to home. Che Guevara was Castro’s executioner. He really enjoyed doing the work himself. So many to kill, so little time. Ultimately he had to delegate. Surely, any person of compassion would condemn trafficking in his image. Wrong!
At the outset I said there was two goals. I have delivered on one. What about the other?
The left spouts lies and bullshit and repeats without deviation. There is no debate, just repetition. A certain segment of the population will accept the lies. They are the useful idiots.
Those that reject the lies will face increasing pressure to either shut up or repeat the lie. Those that resist don’t have to believe the lie they only have to perpetuate it.
Quaker Oats (Aunt Jemima) and Kellogg are not racist. Racism is bad for business, it cuts into profits. However, by removing these advertising icons both companies provide validation that they are indeed racist and were rightfully condemned.
Consider the whole FISA, Russian collusion investigation. Read the search warrant affidavit. Consider the testimony regarding the source of the information.
Democrat operatives commissioned the “Steele Dossier.”It was forwarded to the FBI. The FBI leaked portions of the document to the MSM. They then used the fact that the contents of the Steele Dossier were reported in the MSM.
Stated another way the Steele Document was believable because the MSM provided verification in their reporting. However,the MSM articles were based on the contents of the Steele Document that the FBI leaked in the first place. What was presented to the judge as multiple sources was a single source repeated multiple times.
I get it Aunt Jemima, Snap Crackle and Pop, Elmer Fudd and the Road Runner don’t exist. They are a side show and don’t matter in the scheme of things. Old Ben Franklin didn’t know Aunt Jemima but he did know about cause and effect.
For want of a nail the shoe was lost,
for want of a shoe the horse was lost;
and for want of a horse the rider was lost;
being overtaken and slain by the enemy,
all for want of care about a horse-shoe nail.-Benjamin Franklin, (1758)