As someone who has served my country proudly and with honor in the USCG (United States Coast Guard), political humor is always good. It doesn't matter which side because you as the artist can respond back with one of your own works....Controversey is what makes this country great....I totally agree with Conservatoons we should never BOW to another country EVER it makes us weak in their eyes.....what is happening to this country is why we fought WWI and WWII against Socialism, Fascism and Communism......
You know, I'm a calm and reasonable person. Not a lot gets to me and I always manage to smile and joke even in the face of situations less then favorable. But if there's one thing that irritates me is people like you.
I'm sorry, I'm sure under all this name calling, exaggeration, and general hatred is a nice, reasonable person. But if you seriously want to be treated like an adult then you have to start acting like one. Enough with the Bias, enough with the immaturity. It does nothing but spark flames of war and doesn't help anybody.
I'm one against many, as I'm sure your watchers share your views. But people are more willing to listen to your argument if you can act mature about you position.
Also, the only reason we have to, as a nation, apologize is because of what we and our former President did. It's not groveling, it's not a sign of weakness, it's a strength of character. Please understand, it's not as bad as you make it out to be.
AdamRBi, you do seem to be reasonable and calm, with a demeanor in print that supports your claim to a positive attitude. Your irritation at those who contribute to this group is understandable, but your response is hypocritical. First, the phrase "people like you" makes you sound like you think yourself superior, in attitude and justification, to others. This is the essence of negative bias. It is also indicative of your own lack of tolerance toward dissenting opinion; the need to reduce another's opinion to an "irritant." Second, you are approaching all this as if we think of all of it as gospel. Many are the cartoons and graphics displayed on this group that I consider as tasteless. However, I find the opposing viewpoint for the theme of this group to be hypersensitive and confining, with an "us or be damned" attitude that is just as disturbing. Much of what is displayed here is satire, and satire by its nature will abrade. No one said you have to look at what is here; freedom of choice is the spirit of dA. Don't go to what irritates you and try to change it; ignore it and enjoy your freedom. Third, blaming the previous administration (FWIW, I agree with you) without substantiation is just as "immature" and "biased." A mature approach is to eliminate ad hominem attacks from one's argument, and replace them with verifiable statement. Finally, and it is an immutable aspect of human nature, all humans are biased. Each of us has a preference to one thing over another; it's what makes us individuals. It is how we deal with our biases, and how we accommodate others, that determines society, community and our survival. To demand consensus based on one standard does not build character; it reduces it.
I celebrate your opinion, but don't storm in, belittle the group and think that you are going to change anything. We are individuals, and you will only be more irritated. Enjoy!
Thank You, I'll have to admit you're right on a lot of things. Though your right with me seeming acting a bit rash about my own ideals and that how I said it may have sounded like my justification was superior. I tried not to, but I guess a little comes out every now and then. I do though admit to acting superior in my attitude to the situation. A lot of people can't hold a conversation without resorting to name calling, I just tried to keep it civil.
I'm sorry for storming in, chances are I won't be back here come morning. I did just discover this group today. Though it wasn't the opinions that irritated me, it was just the way they were presented. I can appreciate satire, it's all opinion based and I have no reason to get annoyed by that, but when taken to an extreme is does end up influencing people in negative ways in any medium and on any subject. I saw this in some of the comments made under the deviations, and at first I was going to let it be, but I saw a lot of things that to me seemed just unreasonable. There was a certain Immaturity between users from both sides and while I didn't expect to accomplish much by commenting, sometimes I just feel like stepping in.
Sorry about the extremists; all philosophies have them (even Buddhism had its warriors). Look, like I said, I don't agree with a lot of what's there. And you were somewhat civil, compared to some of the regulars in the group. Enjoy freedom!
Not everyone's who disagrees with your world view's a Hippie pal, in fact it's been so long since I've heard that term used outside a cartoon. Let's look at a definition, shall we?
Hippie: a usually young person who rejects the mores of established society (as by dressing unconventionally or favoring communal living) and advocates a nonviolent ethic; broadly : a long-haired unconventionally dressed young person.
So by definition, I'm a young person who rejects the mores of established society and have long hair. Fair enough. I'm also non-violent and generally broad in my statements.
As I choose to be relatively non-violent, I stand by my reasoning that in order to maintain stability and balance in this world we need to quell the hatred we have for each other. After Bush, a lot of the world hated us. Americans are these over consuming, intolerant, ignorant, vile, and disrespectful pigs that resort to violence and name calling when they don't get their way. If that's the established society, then it's a good thing that I'm not part of it.
But now I'm still an American, right? I was born here, raised here, went to school here. I'm living my dreams working to become an artist. Then there's this ugly definition hanging over our heads, one that we need to repair if we are to be respected as the great nation we're supposed to be. Here we have a charismatic leader who is doing just that. He's respectable, he's negotiating with our enemies and using intelligence to quell the violence and keep the peace. Violence will always be an issue, we can't fight human nature, but the best we can do is use our heads to avoid killing each other.
I have no issue maning up to my own mistakes and working out something mutually beneficial with my enemies. If they refuse and there is no hope, that's when we take arms; but that should never be our first option.
So go ahead, call me a Hippie. It's not a negative term compared to what you seem to be.