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Somewhere in Dreamland

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The 1930s: a decade where you could have mainstream cartoons about children going hungry that would resonate with people’s experiences.

Good times.

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  • c u n d gulag

    Today’s Conservative take on this cartoon:

    It’s ok – these were little white children dreaming.
    And private charity, not Big Government, came and helped them.
    Now, after seeing how hard work and starting your own business can lead to individual prosperity, they’ll pick themselves up by their little bootstraps and become free-market Libertarians.
    And all is right with the world.

    But little black children have dreams too!
    Of becoming revolutionary New Black Panthers, and having their Black President ‘stick it to the rich,’ and redistribute their riches, which they’ll trade in for T-bones, and malt liquor, sex, drugs, and rap, and maybe a Caddy for their Welfare Queen of a “mother.”

    We can’t afford THEIR Big Government dreams, now can we?
    Best to leave them so hungry and tired, that they can’t dream.

  • dp

    Republicans are doing all they can to return us to those golden days of yore.

  • DrDick

    Silly boy, there are no poor in America any more and no one really goes hungry, except by choice (they can always eat rice and beans!). I know because the Heritage Foundation told me so!

    • Bill Murray

      well no poor worth worrying about.

  • Jim Majkowski

    I almost started to weep at the 2:42 mark. Thanks for posting this. It could be a litmus test to detect whether someone has a sense of shame.

    • Malaclypse

      The shameless will watch, and take away the lesson that private charity can be relied upon to solve all problems.

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