Date: August 07, 2018 05:52PM
Got an angry email recently from a reader who didn’t like being told the truth about climate change (the latest U.S. example of which involves raging California wildfires that have now melded into the largest conflaguration in the state's history, growing to the size of metro Los Angeles). .
Here’s the ‘toon:https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/c434436046ef1aef8e70ecb6d5675f6cc403ab07/c=60-0-3724-2755/local/-/media/2018/08/06/Phoenix/Phoenix/636691438048308620-Benson-Cooler-Place-Aug-8-2018.jpg?width=680&height=510&fit=crop
And here’s the complainer’s reaction:
“Great self-portrait today. It depicts you well.as an ‘Angry Man!’“
“You’re simply angry at me for not doodling your political views for you. I go after you mercilessly with cartoons. Just think how bad folks have it in California with human-exacerbated climate change.
“Thank you and have a nice day.”
Complaining reader’s response:
“OH Steve, I’m not angry at you,.. I just laugh over you. Such an Idiot you are!
“Forests that have been growing for 100-200-500 years, OR MORE, are now burning, because of MAN?
“What about all these Climate Change also???https://www.infoplease.com/world/fires-and-explosions/worst-us-forest-fires
“And you’re angry, cuz not everybody agrees with YOU! But you are able to get that lil piece of Bird Cage Liner every week, to make you feel important, and make a statement. You should be happy, somebody actually paid attention to your drawing.
“And YOU DON’T KNOW my Political Views. I just know yours. YOU are the Angry White MAN!”
“Of course you’re angry. That’s why you have now written me [twice] . . . . And now you’re calling me names. Ooooooooh. More anger.”
“You are the one provoking the anger [your words] in others, via your drawings. To me that would say you are the angry one, because you don’t like the current political policy. Yet you have the platform to express your anger, to the public.
Even with the small stipend I’m sure it pays you. BUT money is not you are motivating factor I’m sure. You are JUST an Angry White Man. Glad you aren’t a COP anymore…You would be dangerous to the public welfare
“BUT I enjoy the banter. BUT I won’t bug you anymore. You can’t HANDLE the TRUTH!
“Have a good life, watch your blood pressure Anger Kills.”
“Returned to sender”
[Note: And subsequently junk-mailed]
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/07/2018 06:02PM by steve benson.