May 27, 2013

Explain This Cartoon and Win a No-Prize!

Ken Catalino, 5/24/13:
Um, what?

I thought the knife-wielding guy was supposed to be Obama -- mostly because Catalino is obsessed with attacking Obama -- but that makes no sense given the caption.

Actually, it's difficult to find a single thing in this cartoon that makes sense -- for example, is the guy chasing a Tank Called Democracy? With a knife? Why? And who is he, anyway?


  1. I guess this refers to the beheading of the soldier in the UK.

    The guy with the puny knife represents the spirit of Jihad going up against tank-powered Democracy.

    Who will win? Who will win ...

  2. Jee Jay: That kinda makes sense -- thanks.

    I was reading "attack" as a verb -- as in, the UK is attacking democracy, and that wasn't very productive.

  3. Anybody else have problems with Democracy being represented by a TANK?


Please remember that the purpose of Editorial Explanations is to explain and to expand knowledge, rather than to engage in any partisan bickering. All cartoonists are completely correct, in their own worlds.