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Something funny for the 4th

Posted by Richard on July 5, 2008

Doug Ross posted this funny July 4th cartoon. It's originally from The People's Cube, a really great satire site that I lost track of and haven't visited in a while.

Founding Fathers (progressive revisionist version)

The cartoon is from a post last July entitled "The Alternative Secret History of the World." Here's a bit of it:

On the Fourth of July Americans will cynically celebrate the greatest setback world progress has ever endured in all of human history. The rest of humankind will, of course, be grieving over the dark day when the United States of America was born. To understand the full scope of this tragedy we must look back at the pre-7/04 world and see what it was like to live on planet Earth before 1776.
Prior to July 4, 1776, not a single person in the world starved, got sick, worked hard for a living, or experienced any pain and anxiety. No one had ever been oppressed or unfairly exploited because the oppressive and unfair American system had not yet been created.

People never heard of wars, crime, corruption, slavery, torture, murder, cannibalism, and man-made hurricanes. Peace and harmony reigned supreme because the concepts of greed, selfishness, and private property had not yet been invented by the American corporate interests and maliciously spread around the world as part of the American cultural hegemony

Read the whole thing. If you really like the cartoon, you can get it on a T-shirt; there's a link at the end of the post.

Oh, and here's a quick hit from their sidebar feature, "News we just don't have time to write about," that illustrates the deliciously wicked nature of The People's Cube's humor:

Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell vows city will be "vanilla" when rebuilt

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