I was actually inspired to make this cartoon based on two pieces of news. First one about “Unit stalked by suicide trying to save itself” by Dave Philipps, New York Times. It’s about the growing number of veterans with PTSD (or at least the growing detection of PTSD in veterans) and resulting suicides. Which made me think that if the government doesn’t even care much about treating veterans who develop all sorts of mental and PTSD problems, what about all the populations of the countries where the US wages its wars? They have nothing. They are completely abandoned.
The other news was that Obama, Dear Leader, is once more pandering to the gay mafia and has decided to “nominate the first openly gay service secretary to lead the Army”. Another testament to how powerless and oppressed LGBTs are. The criminal industrial/military complex in all its liberal diversity glory. The Washington Post lauds “his long tenure in the Pentagon and his breadth of experience in shepherding some of the department’s most complex and sensitive weapons programs”. Regarding the issue of his homosexuality problem, the article continues with a quote from Phil Carter, a veteran of the war in Iraq and senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, “My sense is that the Army is over this and has been over it for some time. The Army cares whether you can shoot straight, not whether you are straight.”
Indeed, the Army cares about committing mass murder effectively, so what better notion of progress for liberals than to have homosexuals considered normal doing the also considered normal murdering?
How to represent such a level of hypocrisy and moral corruption in a cartoon? The solution, as can be seen, is that the little boy asks about the survivors with PTSD – by which I meant both soldiers and civilians – and orphans of the countries we bomb.
However, the question the little boy asks is much ampler. Because the US, along with France, UK, and Israel, plus the countries it routinely labels as bad, such as Russia and China, are selling horrendous armaments to all kinds of dictators and other barbaric governments. The latter then use the arms on both civilians and military victims. So it’s not just a problem with respect to victims of our bombing, but of our arms sales to evil governments and groups. However, this would be too wordy and complex to represent. I needed to simplify. So I opted for keeping the question’s scope to cover only the people directly bombed by us, as in war. But obviously the victim population is much, much greater.