|Kindly Grandpa Figure Offed by|
Fanatical Christian Right Wingers
The artwork is well done, but carries a leftist bias (most comic book artists nowadays are progressives on steroids). Osama Bin Laden, the murderer of 3,000 people on 9/11/2001, is displayed as a tired, wise old man, a rather sympathetic figure:
Five years -- six? Caged in these rooms and NOW FINALLY--the end sounds close and far at the same time -- the walls around him complicate things --The web comic ends with Osama taking a bullet to the head, with the blazing legend "FOR GOD AND COUNTRY".
The cynical legend is subtly sarcastic and reflects leftist biases against both "God and Country." Only Christian religious fanatics and wildly patriotic jingoists machine gun kindly, tired and wise old men. (Yes, his tired eyes seem to silently and sadly lament the strife and violence -- oh, why can't this be a better world? Why can't we all just get along? Why does it always have to end this way? Aren't we supposed to be better than this?)
The answer to kindly grandpa's silent questions is simple. It is because dangerous and slightly mad rightwingers believe that killing is the ultimate expression of religious ecstasy and love of country. Never mind the murdered Americans and billions of dollars of damage to the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Let's just focus on the kindly old man with his lovable grandpa-like beard and his tired eyes. Let us not dwell on his crime. He was merely a victim of American religious fanaticism and mindless patriotism. Every college sophomore knows that these two evils account for all the violence and hatred in the world. Hey, that 9/11 thing was just an excuse...or an inside job used to justify the murder of non-Christians.
For God and country my ass. For justice. Thank God the S.O.B. is dead. I only regret that it took ten years to find him.
Read it here.
Hat tip: Infidel Bloggers Alliance