same shxt, different day


In a world heavily populated by busybodies, bullies, and tyrants,
Freedom has to fight for its life every day.
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Picked up by Pookie’s Toons

5 Comments!

  1. rickn8or
    Posted April 17, 2019 at 12:08 pm |

    Interesting to note that the same minions of the same party are up to the same tricks they were in 1957.

  2. DougM (a 20th-Century guy)
    Posted April 17, 2019 at 2:53 pm |

    Yep,
    that’s Ruby Bridges in 1960.

  3. OldFert
    Posted April 17, 2019 at 9:42 pm |

    The crowd actions and noisemaking as Owens was walking to the door — doesn’t that count, at least, as disturbing the peace?

  4. Lord of the Fleas
    Posted April 18, 2019 at 11:00 am |

    I’ve seen that painting before, and it prompts several observations.

    First, I don’t know if it’s a Rockwell, or someone copying his style (and I’m too lazy to look it up).

    Notice how the four men are all in step, with identical postures? And those postures make them look like OLD men, not young ones.

    And what’s with the arm-bands? That’s frankly a bit creepy. (As in only-guys-wearing-Hugo-Boss-uniforms-wear-armbands creepy.)

    But the worst of it is the little girl. Wearing a clean dress with a bow in the back, with clean socks and runners, hair in pigtails, and carrying a notebook and ruler. Can anyone imagine a young black girl going to school today looking like that? Especially in the inner city? She wouldn’t survive ten minutes among her peers, acting all white like that. (Oh yeah, black America has come such a long way the last 60 years …)

    / rant

  5. DougM (a 20th-Century guy)
    Posted April 18, 2019 at 2:13 pm |

    ^ Yes, Norman Rockwell
    Federal Marshals
    She actually carried a briefcase/bookbag (artistic license)

    Yes, people can be axholes