How Inconsiderate,…. (NSFW Language)(Political/Current Event Cartoon)

Posted: December 17, 2012 in Comic, JGroeling Personal Artwork, News
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First of all, I don’t often do political work, or even anything related to current events, unless I feel especially strong toward it. The last issue I can recall creating a reactionary piece for was directly after the BP oil disaster of the southern coast of the United States. (yeah, was a while ago). Now that you realize how uncommon this is for me to do, I’m going to also state that I will not be tagging this artwork with anything to connect to the event it relates to it in searches, as I do not want additional traffic to my site simply because this is in the news. I want no additional popularity by attaching myself to events like this, leeches like that disgust me, and this is simply an expression of my own, regarding how I felt about what was happening.

The reason for this image being created was because a friend on my personal facebook page read a post I wrote, and asked me if I was going to create any visuals to go with it. Here’s what I posted on my page Friday afternoon after hearing the news that is now infamous across the US. NSFW language was involved, I apologize to those sensitive to such things. Image at the end of the writing.

Quote:

This will be my only post related to this as I’ve already heard about it enough from both sides. However, here’s what I have to say to those who are willing to read it.

First of all, for those of you who would try to use this as an excuse to point fingers at anyone, flat out, fuck you. I don’t care what you are trying to say, people and children lost their lives and you’re trying to use it as an advancement for your own ideals without knowing anything else about the situation? Yeah, fuck you and fuck the pulpit you are preaching from.

Now that that is out of the way.

My stance on this is that a young man who had any number of mental issues, killed a number of people. The only way to prevent these kind of things from happening is through social services who counsel and help young people in difficult times. Those trained professionals would be in a situation to recognize a propensity for violent behavior, and get those in need advanced treatment or institutionalization.

Eliminating firearms and the 2nd amendment will not stop people from killing people. It will instead prevent those who would legally obtain firearms from being able to protect their homes and families. Criminals will do what they always do, and will either illegally obtain firearms, or find alternative methods of violence. Be that bombs from homemade materials, vehicles, fire, knives, etc. Violence will happen regardless of the method unless you treat the problem at it’s core.

You don’t put a band aid on a broken leg. Fix the real problems first.

I’m done. If you agree, swell. If you disagree, piss off. This isn’t a debate, I’m stating my opinion, so if you don’t agree, just click the back button and move on.

Thank you.
To those in Connecticut dealing with the tragedy, and the families affected by this horrendous act, my heart goes out to you, and I wish you all the best during this time. To everyone else, hug your loved ones, kiss them and tell them you love them.”

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The image itself is a display of what I saw in my head while reading news about how people had already started the blame game, I’ve read anything from “those of you who dont want to give up your guns, this blood is on your hand” to “this is a direct example of how turning war into a game desensitizes people into killing machines”. Each more and more ridiculous. Anyone who was willing to start that garbage before these children, teachers, and their families had even had a chance to get past the shock of what had just happened, to me was just trying to capitalize on something awful by pushing forward their own ideas. As you can see from the above writing, it’s not the kind of action I expect from anyone with any decency to them.

That is all. If one person out there appreciates the image, and understands the reason behind it, that is more than I ask. I simply needed to get this one out. Purely reactive.

My heart still goes out to the families and the lost.

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