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What is your opinion of this cartoon? (Original Post) kentuck May 2020 OP
spot on CurtEastPoint May 2020 #1
+100 abqtommy May 2020 #12
Guess meatpackers don't get hero status captain queeg May 2020 #2
Well, it's shockingly crass and heartless. wendyb-NC May 2020 #3
That was mostly my wife's reaction, also. kentuck May 2020 #4
Yes, but it's obviously ironic. n/t Laelth May 2020 #8
80% of the meat processing workforce is comprised of undocumented workers or refugees.* sop May 2020 #5
I noticed Safeway was selling their "Smithfield" brand bacon for like half-price? kentuck May 2020 #6
I view it as using irony to drive a point home. wcast May 2020 #7
+1 n/t Laelth May 2020 #9
The artist may have missed the point on a couple of levels Chainfire May 2020 #10
I want to hurt both of those asses is my gut reaction. lark May 2020 #11
I disagree with the word "always" Victor_c3 May 2020 #13

captain queeg

(10,957 posts)
2. Guess meatpackers don't get hero status
Sat May 2, 2020, 08:10 AM
May 2020

All sorts of jobs are being labeled heroic nowadays but usually it’s medical and other types of care. We should remember the grocery store workers, Delivery chain workers, etc that keep things going. Maybe not heroic but it’s good they are there, and some of the lowest paid.

wendyb-NC

(3,473 posts)
3. Well, it's shockingly crass and heartless.
Sat May 2, 2020, 08:13 AM
May 2020

The persons depicted are obvious immediate family. They are stating a trump followers silver lining.

sop

(10,889 posts)
5. 80% of the meat processing workforce is comprised of undocumented workers or refugees.*
Sat May 2, 2020, 08:28 AM
May 2020

This couple doesn't look very hispanic to me.

*The League of United Latin American Citizens, LULAC, (the largest and oldest Hispanic Organization in the United States, established on February 17, 1929, in Corpus Christi, Texas, largely by Hispanic veterans of World War I who sought to end ethnic discrimination against Latinos in the United States.)

kentuck

(111,499 posts)
6. I noticed Safeway was selling their "Smithfield" brand bacon for like half-price?
Sat May 2, 2020, 08:30 AM
May 2020

Nobody seemed to be buying it?

wcast

(595 posts)
7. I view it as using irony to drive a point home.
Sat May 2, 2020, 08:48 AM
May 2020

IMO It is showing how ridiculous the decision to keep infected plants open while people are dying, all for “bacon”.

 

Chainfire

(17,757 posts)
10. The artist may have missed the point on a couple of levels
Sat May 2, 2020, 09:07 AM
May 2020

But, who am I to judge.

In my opinion, it is not about the bacon, but the money the bacon makes. He may have also drawn the mourners as minorities. If it was yellow haired women and men in business suits, they would not be mourning. The grave may have been drawn as a potter's field.

The meat packers are sacrificing their minority workers because they are unwilling to slow down the production process. It is all about profits. It is not real people being sacrificed to save our bacon the are people of color...

lark

(23,504 posts)
11. I want to hurt both of those asses is my gut reaction.
Sat May 2, 2020, 09:21 AM
May 2020

I hope the meat packers just don't show up, but damn, how hard that is for them. I hate, hate, hate the fucking assmouth that stole the WH and is killing us on purpose for his own profit and political gain.

Victor_c3

(3,557 posts)
13. I disagree with the word "always"
Sat May 2, 2020, 10:53 AM
May 2020

It should read “we got to have bacon for a few more weeks”

I’m sure these meatpacking places are going to be overrun with COVID-19 in a very short period of time.

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