Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
I don’t know what you think but a good clean joke or cartoon can change one’s attitude and even their day! Well, the PC police are out to make sure jokes, cartoons and other forms of entertainment are what they believe is politically correct even if that means they are disgusting, dumb, dopey, and in Hillary Clinton’s words deplorable. For instance ‘During the January 16 episode of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, the Comedy Central host slimes Second Lady Karen Pence for teaching at a school that promotes “Biblical Morality.” Noah begins the segment by insinuating that both Karen and husband VP Mike Pence secretly have disturbing sexual fetishes. He jokes, “Moving on to other hiring news, Mike Pence’s wife Karen or ‘Mother’ as she’s called during their BDSM late-night kink sessions, announced she is going back to work.
Netflix’s first season of Sex Education pushes hard for pro-abortion propaganda in January. The show — about a son coming to terms with his mother being a sex advice columnist and eventually deciding to take up her mantle in his high school community — is no doubt steeped in progressive and new age-y sexual themes involving teenagers.
The worst theme involves female character Maeve undergoing an abortion, and the procedure is presented in a healthy, coming-of age way. After the procedure, Maeve meets up with Otis, a love interest who has brought her flowers to celebrate. She tells him, “Nothing says happy abortion like a bouquet.” https://www.lifenews.com/2019/02/11/33-tv-shows-in-january-slam-terrorist-trump-but-praise-abortion/
Well, in the Land Down Under the PC police wouldn’t think of stopping the above ‘garbage’ but they are slapping the hands of the cartoonists they believe are being racist.
For instance, ‘Another News Corp cartoonist is under fire for what has been described as a racist depiction of asylum seekers in Tuesday’s Daily Telegraph.
Warren Brown weighed into the debate on the medical evacuation of people from Manus Island and Nauru detention centres with a cartoon that depicted a crazed Arab chasing a white, female health professional.
It also shows key backer of ‘medivac’ laws, independent MP and doctor Kerryn Phelps, reading the bill while telling the ‘refugee’ “do you mind not doing that until I’ve got the bill passed”.
Late on Tuesday afternoon, the cartoon had yet to appear on The Daily Telegraph website or Brown’s social media platforms.
Online, the criticism was scathing, with many posters on Twitter noting that News Corporation has form in depicting racial stereotypes.’
Now, is it wrong to draw a cartoon depicting the way some may perceive what is being played out in Parliament and what the result might be? This cartoon may be telling the truth but even if it is not should it be banned? However, there probably would be no ‘scathing criticism’ about any cartoon if it was portraying a conservative politician seeking to pass a bill and a person carrying a Bible!
However, I digress for this ‘…latest controversy comes after veteran Herald-Sun cartoonist Mark Knight rejected suggestions last September that his depiction of American tennis champion Serena Williams was racist, saying those condemning him were “making stuff up”.
HIs contentious cartoon came after Williams lost to Japan’s Naomi Osaka after being given three code violations. Mr. Knight’s cartoon shows Williams stamping on her racquet with a dummy on the ground and the umpire telling Osaka, “Can you just let her win?”.
The outrage that following the work prompted the newspaper to publish a front page full of Mr. Knight’s cartoons saying “Welcome to PC world. Satire free zone”.
To date, there has been no Press Council adjudication on complaints made about that cartoon.
In 2016, the late cartoonist with The Australian, Bill Leak escaped sanction from the Press Council over a cartoon depicting an Aboriginal father unable to recall his son’s name.‘ https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/national/2019/02/12/criticism-racist-news-corp-cartoon/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=PM%20Update%2020190212
Let’s be frank, not all cartoons, not all jokes, and not all books are created equal. The point is, who or what is the Australian Press Council to say what a cartoonist should draw or not draw? You nor I have to watch a television programme, read an article or look at a cartoon if we do not want to! So far anyway, we aren’t forced to! There are many articles, jokes, tv shows, ads, cartoons, etc. etc. that are offensive to Christian conservatives but are they going to do what Muslims did to Charlie Hebdo? No, they are not!
However, in this writer’s opinion, if those in charge of television programming and printed cartoons had some true blue old fashioned character some of the rubbish written, verbalized, and put on air today would soon disappear. Now, that’s only my opinion!