Political cartoonists have illustrated the thoughts and feelings of the American people for decades. Some make us laugh, some evoke great feelings of sadness or discord.
And, some state the truth in the most simplistic ways.
Joe Heller’s cartoon showing the differences between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton does just that.
Which version of America is YOUR version of America?
It sounds like it could have been straight out of the Republican National Convention with all of its doom and gloom. The world is ending. Be scared. Hate your neighbor. To hell with everyone but us! Brown people are bad! Fear! Fear! Fear!
Then the polarity of this election comes in. When you read the cartoon from bottom to top, literally flipping it as a polar opposite, it says:
America needs bridges not walls
And you’ll never hear me say
We can’t be optimistic
Because hope is greater than fear believe me,
We need to do something
Crime, terrorists, illegals
You should be scared but
It’s not who we are as a nation
Even if there’s anger and hate
Because, when you take a closer look
The future is bright in America
So don’t try to convince me that
It’s getting worse
President Obama ran a presidential campaign that was full of hope and promise. Certainly, we’ve all seen campaign promises come and go. We’ve felt heartache and loss because our team didn’t accomplish everything it hoped. I’d much rather feel the disappointment of not achieving all we had hoped for, than feeling the emptiness of not hoping at all.
There is only one presidential candidate promising hope in 2016.
Her name is NOT Donald Trump.
Featured image via modification of cartoon