|From Sea to Shining Sea|
Washington Post animated cartoonist Telnaes can be good and she enjoys a large following. Her post today -- "From Sea to Shining Sea" depicts the fear of the NRA, and it is doubtful she consulted with the group to discover if this was an accurate portrayal of their position.
Her vision is not RangerAgainstWar's view of a healthy society, and we bemoan the image Telnaes presents for us. But the doleful image outstrips the animation. The image which she unwittingly conveys is an "Us'ns agin' them'ins" -- a Hatfields and McCoys, ad infinitum. No sensible middle ground is allowed.
"Kids are getting murdered!" they cry. The "Other Side" says, "Curtailing gun rights is a slippery slope towards fascism!" Both are unfortunate realities we have been facing for a while now. In the same edition Tom Toles echoed our problem:
How do we grow past our fierce sectarianism? One thing is for sure: Not talking about problems -- saying, "He is an idiot", solves nothing.