Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Cartoon 2: Gas Turmoil

This is an untitled cartoon from the "Gas Turmoil" topic section of by artist John Darkow.
This cartoon depicts three people, representing Egypt, Bahrain and Libya, all shouting for "Freedom! Democracy! Liberty!" alongside a slovenly and overweight man representing USA who is more concerned with the gas prices. The artist conveys a satirical message that while countries like Egypt, Bahrain and Libya are fighting for their freedom and justice America is only concerned with its investment in oil. This relatedto the current unrest in Africa and many people's speculation that America is only involved due to our dependence on foreign oil.

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