Friday, September 10, 2010

Blog 1: Political Cartoon "Immigration."


This political cartoon by Lattimer Massacre Project, points out the similarity and the hypocrisy between the economic and illegal things that an immigrant does. In the cartoon you see on the left side of the wall a “Help Wanted sign.” While on the right side of the wall you see a “Wanted side. On the left side you have a business entrepreneur, while on the other side you have a “sheriff.” Both posters have identical picture, yet they re-wrote some of the things. The political cartoon is very hypocritical, because they want cheap labor, but at the same time the cheap labor you need is also getting deported. The message of the picture is that while immigrants are very economically useful, they need to be “deported.” It is very ironic at how we need them to work for us, yet we want to kick them out. So, what you are trying to say is that you want help but at the same time you don’t help from them because they broke the law. I find it ridiculous because if you want to follow the “law” and deported them, what would you use for cheap labor who would do the jobs that most people find it so disgusting and pitiful to do.
This political cartoon can surely rest easily in the “Civil Rights, Civil Liberties, and the Constitution.” Surely someone can say that no matter what you come from you still are human beings. What happened to “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness?” We get to use and manipulate these people for our own convenience? They are the back bone to this nation, what you are trying to pull off especially if you are trying to remove the people that take most of the jobs that others wouldn’t want to do. Their life is getting abused, their liberty is being mistreated, and their happiness is vanishing slowly. Where is the crime to whom someone who wants nothing but work. Where does the phrase “break the law” come to play when the people who come here want nothing but work. Why deport someone who can be easily manipulated and a surplus of it. The political cartoon is contradictory, because it shows the necessity of what an immigrant can give to this country, but if you want to send them back to where they came from then how are you going to help your economy.

1 comment:

  1. In addition to the posters and the messages, also keep in mind who is posting the articles. That might hint at why they have such different points of view.

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