Dense is as dense does

Andrew L. Urban

How dense do you have to be to misunderstand Johannes Leake’s cartoon of Joe Biden with Kamala Harris? (The Australian, August 14, 2020) And how uninformed, especially if you are in the media or politics?

It was Biden who said, after selecting Harris as his running mate, that: “This morning, little girls woke up across this nation — especially Black and Brown girls who so often may feel overlooked and undervalued in our society — potentially seeing themselves in a new way: As the stuff of Presidents and Vice Presidents.”

Of course, the other explanation is that you are not really an idiot but a political opportunist pretending to misunderstand the cartoon, so that you can attack Leake’s sharp mockery of identity politics and Biden’s inherent racism, and through him Murdoch’s News Corp publication, The Australian.

The left often does and says stupid things, though, and views the right as evil. It’s a genetic malfunction, I guess.

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