Since Oct 30, 1998
I love this cartoon. I love it because it has many levels and at the highest level of understanding it shines a light of truth on our country as it is today. The first level is easy enough. It is : I don't get it, is this suppose to be funny or what? I can understand they are probably a handful of folks out there reading this who are not familiar with the square root symbol √. It's the reverse of squaring a number. The square of 2 is (2 x 2) which is 4. The reverse of a square is the square root. The square root of 4 then is 2.
Now for the next level. In this level the thought police are taking away a dissident because he is revealing an uncomfortable truth: The square root of 4 is 2 . This reveals their exalted leader is really no different then the rest of the people, shown as 2's , most of which are shown in submission to the leader as if he was somehow bigger and better than they are. The leader is not a man with special powers and they should not be treating him with such reverence!
This is the level most folks will get out of this but there are more to go here....
The next level is not a common conclusion of most folks who see this cartoon. It's that the man is being taken away by the thought police not because he has said an uncomfortable truth but because he has come too close to a truth which must never be known: the leader is a negative 2 ! This is because the square root of 4 actually has 2 valid answers, 2 and -2. That is because -2 times -2 is also 4 ! It's not a common thought because most people can't think of their leader as negative. They have placed much of their hopes and dreams with this man , some even have invested time and money voluntarily much less the involuntary tribute their leader undoubtedly receives from them. We don't think of a negative leader because it's simply unthinkable to do so!
Let me go deeper still. That leader in that cartoon should be Obama. He is clearly a negative leader. His interests are not in strengthening America and making it richer, his interests are the negative of that: making it weaker and poorer. He really has unleashed the thought police on the dissents as well. A fellow who made an anti Mohammad movie was jailed, allegedly for something else but his dissent is the real reason. The same with Dinesh D'Souza because he made an anti-obama movie. The IRS was unleashed on tea party organizations. The most negative thing of all: He has placed the country so deep in the negative of red ink that he has added more debt to the country then the rest of the other presidents combined! He is actively importing invaders and parasites hostile to our nation .In the case of the Islamic invaders he is importing in large numbers, they stand ready to lie and kill to take our very liberty as well as they pursue Allah's endless war of domination to impose Sharia Law.
Now for the last level: I have put this cartoon in Free Republic to show just how relevant it is to this site. I say this because that negative leader may very well be Donald Trump. We may think he's a 2 worth groveling over. A man who is going to get us out of America's decline into tyranny. A man who is saying all the politically incorrect things , boldly , that we want to hear. There is just one problem: he's a great sales man but he's not a conservative. His guiding principle is Donald first and he does not care who he has to crush and slander to get to where he wants.
Think about it. He's got this site engaged in uncivil war. Before Donald came around most of us here on Free Republic were unified around Ted Cruz. Unified because Ted has acted all his life like a man who loves the Constitution and the country which it created. Now half of us jump on Donald's make America hate again bandwagon. He slanders and insults any and all who come between him and his goal of power. His negatives are even higher than Hillary's in the polling! Hillary is the worst , the most corrupt thing since Obama and unlike Obama has no natural charisma! Anybody the Republican's pick would seem to be able to wipe her out in an election yet we go for a guy with HIGHER negatives than even she has! Can this country survive another evil committed leftist ? Can we hand the election over to her because the majority of voters hate Donald more than her?
Make no doubt about it, I'll vote for Trump if he is the nominee if only because I'd vote for Satan himself before I'd vote for Hail Hillary! Thank God Trump is NOT the nominee for President yet and God Willing he won't be this time! Run for the Senate Donald, that corrupt body needs your abuse and you'd certainly be a whole lot better than that scumbag Schumer. I'd love to see you toss that evil ahole out of office! In your Native New York you'd blow that jerk away! Not only that Donald but you'd become a powerful center of attention until they dragged you out feet first. You'd probably even end up as the Senate leader. It really would fit you much better than that time limited office you are running for now.