Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Now look what you did, America

Well, since obviously no one can see past the end of their own noses to grasp the concept behind the first cartoon, I've decided to change the one I'm using. I've dumbed it down, for those of you *just waiting* to find someone who doesn't agree so you can play the race card. Now, if you say I'm racist for this last one, man oh man, this is going to be a much worse, much longer next 4-8 years than I thought! LOL


BeccaGirl said...

Just for the record, the stick figure hanging in the balance is the people of America in this cartoon.

The Bumbles said...

Er - I totally disagree with this portrayal. Poor taste in imagery. But thanks for visiting our blog for WW,

Always Been Different said...

I think your cartoon says it all!

Happy WW!

Patrick D. said...


Do me a favor and remove my link from your blogroll, please. I don't want to be associated with an image of the name of our President-Elect and someone hanging from a noose, no matter how you 'clarify' it. It's in poor taste at best and downright racist at worst.

I really can't believe you thought this was a good idea. You should really think hard about what you put out there before you simply hit 'post'. I know you're a better person than this.

You may now delete this comment.

Lisa said...

I agree. Very poor taste.

Anonymous said...

This is disgraceful and racist to say the least, a freudian field day with bigotry says it all. Guess you got the traffic you were hoping for, hope you enjoyed outting yourself as a racist as well.

Stepped on a Crack said...

Very distasteful. Hang Man? w/ Barack Obama? Makes you look very Klan'ish.

Jen D said...

I am so very disappointed in you. You have been So close minded that you can't even see the damage that your post has done. I believe Obama was the best choice for our nation and God always has the final say, and it was God's decision to put him in office. What happened to the Godly love that we "Christians" are to be about?

BeccaGirl said...

Has no one ever heard that childhood rhyme that says, "Sticks and stones may break my bones...but words will never harm me?"

Words do hurt, like being called a racist when you are not one.

This post is not racially motivated at all. Anyone who knows me at all should know better than that. I am usually the one getting offended when people use language like that in front of me. The fact that Barack Obama is an African American had nothing to do with it. Also, Barack Obama is not the one hanging on the childhood game called 'hangman' depicted in this cartoon, 'we the people of America' are because he is (in my opinion) an unqualified person for the job of presidency.

I received an email from a friend today with a whole list of different stick-man type jokes. One was as simple as the second stick man had been drawn with a wide marker and the first one said, you're putting on weight.

This cartoon is not meant to be racist, but I knew the first time someone stood up and said, "I think America got it wrong with this election" they would AUTOMATICALLY be called a racist. I am not and have never been a racist. If you take it that way, that's YOUR problem. Obviously you've been waiting to use the race card.

There are plenty of African American people who thought Bush was the wrong candidate too, did that make them racist? There were plenty of African American people who thought Barack Obama was the wrong candidate, did that make them racist? So why is it that I'm called a racist even though I could be blind and think he was the wrong person for the job?


Race has absolutely nothing to do with any of it.

Patrick D. said...

Do you really not see how people hanging might upset African-Americans? They tend to get nervous when people start talking about hanging people.

I don't believe you're a racist and having the opinion that 'Barack Obama is not the right choice' is not grounds for screaming racism. You have the right to disagree. Had you put a top hat on the hangee (for Uncle Sam) or even made him the shape of America, this wouldn't be an issue. It's the hanging that makes it inappropiate considering the history of African-Americans and hangings in this country.

And on the abortion issue, you can stop reading from the talking points memo now. There's way bigger things on the table than abortion right now. That's where his work begins.

I still consider you a friend even if you don't think I do.

BeccaGirl said...

Oh, no, I didn't take it that way...and yes, I do see the 'hanging thing' as you say, being offensive. But my thoughts were never that it was him, it was always 'we the American people', that's why I thought it clever to add the flag LOL I thought about instead of it being round, like the typical game piece you'd draw, I was going to use an actual rectangular flag, you know, like with waves and all. But I must admit, your idea of the top hat was a good one too. So I changed it altogether. This way it's not so much of a clouded area of interpretation.

The idea behind the post was only that I consider this a bad decision. Trust me, I WANT to be wrong, I hope hope hope I am wrong, but I know God has the final say, no matter who is in office. God knew the results before they were voted. If I didn't trust in my Lord to be in contrl, I would be way more worried than this! :)

As far as the abortion thing goes, you act like that's just one *tiny* stepping stone and not a big deal. Perhaps it's not a big deal to you, it's not to alot of people. But I just don't agree and I'm entitled to that opinion. To me, it speaks volumes about ones character to see how they value life. You're right, there's many more issues than just that. I happen to think people voted from their wallet vs. the 'issues' like they say. But again, I'm entitled to my opinion.

I'm glad you know me better than to begin to think I could be racist. Hello! :)

BeccaGirl said...

To Jen D:
Perhaps you misunderstood the cartoon.

Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
Matthew 7:13-14

The very taking on of the name of Christ is to say you are standing up saying you are among the few who will find the narrow gate. Narrow, not 'all loving broad gated.' Sometimes wrong is wrong. If you can't stand up and say this is wrong or that is wrong according to His Word, then where is your salt and light? Why did you put quotations marks around "Christians" as if you're not a part of "that group"?

We're called to be 'closed minded' towards sin and towards the things of this world. We are called out to be *set apart*. To protect our innocence and to live a life of praise to God Almighty! To accuse me of being 'closed minded' is not a ridicule, it's a compliment to me. Perhaps the Lord will show you if you are being so blinded by the things of this world, that you cannot see how sinful this worldly 'tolerant' way of thinking is. It's not my place to judge and neither is it yours.

I have changed that cartoon because no one understood it the way I intended it. That was for sure. I don't have a problem with that, it was never intended to be racially motivated but considering Patrick brought it to my attention that it was waaaaaay misunderstood that way, yeah, I *needed* to change it! So I did, happily. The point was that it was my opinion, America got it wrong. That's not Obama's fault LOL He is what he is. America decided. So, you have your opinion and I have mine. Trust me, if ever I want to be wrong about something/someone, it's NOW! :)

Kat said...

I understand the meaning behind your cartoon, I get what you are saying, but damn is that wrong.
It's a stick figure man hanging from a noose with Barack Obamas name beneath it.
Exceptionally poor taste no matter how you try to clarify it.

I've read and seen a ton of really racist and disturbing images and words online today, but this takes the cake IMO.

BeccaGirl said...

Yeah, yeah, like I said before, it had nothing to do with racism. In fact, I sooooo didn't have anything like that in mind, I couldn't even see it until it was brought to my attention...hello!!

Kat, you don't know me so I don't expect you to give me the benefit of the doubt on this one.

I sure wish my friend would have sent me a different kind of comic strip this puppies and bunnies or flowers or something! LOL Of course, there's always the possibility that anyone not agreeing with my opinion would find fault in anything I would have chosen sooo...but that's how it goes sometimes. Thus, that's why I changed it.

BeccaGirl said...

Hmm, I'm just thinking out loud here about how people steal things online.....

Considering hind site is 20/20.....

Considering I've now made it very small so it will stop gathering attention.....

I think it just better to take it down altogether. Perhaps the simplified comic strip will have to do, obviously people are *still* set off by the other one and especially considering I wouldn't want anyone to think I mean harm to anyone or anything hateful or hurtful in's coming down altogether. I'll leave this string of comments alone for now though. I mean everyone has a right to voice their opinions as long as it's clean and such. So bye bye, bad idea, you weren't witty or clever, you were idiotic and just one of those thoughts no one else got but me. Seeee ya!

BeccaGirl said...

For those of you, that I don't know, who pose as 'Anonymous', I normally do delete comments from people who don't show their identity.

More info can be found in this post:

To All those Anonymous

If you continue to call me hateful I will continue to delete your comments. Hateful, I am not.

Patrick D. said...

Enough is enough, people.

It's obvious that Becca has seen the point of what you've all said. Enough with the meanness and the hostility. Christians and non-Christians alike can agree that if someone does something to fix a problem, that problem is resolved.

Seriously, Becca is a good person and a good human being. We all misstep, but resolution is resolution. Let it go.

(Also, I rescind my request for delinking. We may disagree on a great deal of things, but your amicability to changing something is admirable.)

forgetfulone said...

Becca, the beauty of the US is that you can say whatever you want and not have to worry about the government breaking down your door and taking you to jail.

I'm so sorry you're getting comments that are so negative. If someone is calling you names, are they really without enough sin to throw that stone? Just think of it that way.

I hear what you're saying. I disagree with abortion on any level for any reason, too.

You know what's really sad? We had mock elections at my school, and I had 6th grade students calling other kids racist if they didn't vote for Obama. Where are they hearing that? Who is teaching them to vote based on color?

Can't we just leave this about issues? Energy, education, economy, world affairs (not necessarily in order) are a few of those issues we need to be concerned with. It really has nothing to do with color.

I am hoping for the best.

Again, I'm sorry you're getting blasted with negativity based on your personal thoughts and opinions. We are all fallable. None is without sin. I have the right to agree or disagree with you. I've seen several political blog posts out there the last couple of days. If I don't agree or don't like the tone of a post, I move on. I'll go back to those blogs in a few days and forget all about it, I'm sure. I hope some of these people will get past it, too.

Jen D said...

I would like to publicly apologize for my very rude and hurtful post. I think that it is fine that we disagree about our new president, but it was completely wrong of me to say such hurtful things about you. I am very sorry and I love you!