Monday, September 15, 2014

Forget Windmills — It's The Hobgoblins Of Our Minds

This blogger asked Dr. Google: "What is an existential threat?" The good doctor gave this blogger over to the Merriam-Webster site and here is the answer: An existential threat is a threat to a people’s existence or survival. Now, you know. In today's 'toon, Tom Tomorrow gives us a colloquy between Sparky the Wonder Penguin and a man in the street (leaning Dumbo/Moron). To the Dumbos/Morons, the jihadists in Syria/Iraq are real and climate change — not so much. If this is a (fair & balanced) confrontation with imaginary dangers, so be it.

[x This Modern World]
The Existential Threat
By Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins)

Tom Tomorrow/Dan Perkins

[Dan Perkins is an editorial cartoonist better known by the pen name "Tom Tomorrow". His weekly comic strip, "This Modern World," which comments on current events from a strong liberal perspective, appears regularly in approximately 150 papers across the U.S., as well as on Daily Kos. The strip debuted in 1990 in SF Weekly. Perkins, a long time resident of Brooklyn, New York, currently lives in Connecticut. He received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism in both 1998 and 2002. When he is not working on projects related to his comic strip, Perkins writes a daily political weblog, also entitled "This Modern World," which he began in December 2001. More recently, Dan Perkins, pen name Tom Tomorrow, was named the winner of the 2013 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning.]

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