Saturday, February 24, 2018

Cartoon Saturday


With the kind of week it's been, it seems as if Cartoon Saturday needs a lot more than ten cartoons. Unfortunately for you, I only have so many cartoons, and I need to manage the stock carefully.

The sheriff's deputy"good guy with a gun" stationed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School waited outside the building while a killer massacred 17 students; former Donald Trump campaign officials Paul Manafort and Rick Gates are facing new charges in the ongoing probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election and related issues; speaking at the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) conference yesterday, Donald Trump accused the Democratic Party of wanting to repeal the Second Amendment; Missouri Governor Eric Greitens was indicted over allegations of sexual misconduct and blackmail following an admission of an affair; and evangelical superstar Billy Graham, often known as "America's Pastor," passed away at the age of 99.

Since our national discussion of guns, freedom, and the role of government is wrapped around so many passionately-held philosophies, I thought it might be fun this week to look at cartoons about philosophy ...

The Greek philosopher Diogenes the Cynic is mostly remembered today in the stories of how he roamed the land with a lamp, searching for an honest man. This, of course, provides plenty of fodder for cartoons ...

Good luck with that one ...


Most of us gave up the "honest politician" search long ago ...


Diogenes would have despaired at these sites ...

 

If dogs have philosophies, this one is probably high on the list ...


Does Ronco market the secret of life? ...


Good question! ...


Not applicable at the White House or Congress ...


Must have been quite exciting ...


As philosophies go, this one is pretty good ...


Semanticists know the meaning of life, even if no one else does ...


And that's it for this week. I hope that you can look philosophically at the weird actions of our elected officials.

Have a good day and a great weekend. More thoughts tomorrow on Poetry Sunday.

Bilbo

3 comments:

John Hill said...

57+ years and I find the meaning of life on Bilbo's Cartoon Saturday!

Mike said...

It's always good to wake up on the green side of the grass.

allenwoodhaven said...

Love so many! Outstanding collection. Especially liked the Doggy Philosophy and Institute Directory.