Credit: Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press
Sight Gags” is our weekly nod to the ironic and carnivalesque in a vibrant democratic public culture. We typically will not comment beyond offering an identifying label, leaving the images to “speak” for themselves as much as possible. Of course, we invite you to comment … and to send us images that you think capture the carnival of contemporary democratic public culture.
This cartoon depicts my opinion of what is going on in the American economy as of now. The two men smiling are dressed very professionally , suggesting to me that they are either corporation leaders or bosses. The majority of the people are struggling. The way that the economy is set up , there is bound to have ups and downs in wealth. It consequently will rarely have a big boom of prosperity for the working class. The ways the government has tried to stimulate the economy will only temporarily fix the problem. The real problem is that the corporations have so much power and influence that it will never be fair to the working class.
The most interesting part of this cartoon is the Gaze of the people. The men in suits have this welcoming happy gaze to the viewers. The group of people have a frightened look in their eyes that deffer viewers. Most of the people are not even looking at the viewer, but at the men in suits. This could suggest that the people are staring at the reason of the problem.