Multitasking


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After Donald Trump sent right-wing racist terrorists to attack the United States Capitol, killing one police officer, with two committing suicide days after, and over 100 injured from the Capitol Police force, with one losing an eye and another losing several fingers, conservatives were baffled that liberals were upset over an attack on police. I mean, aren’t liberals against cops?

No. Liberals are not against cops and we are not against having police. Sure, there’s a fringe element that wants to do away with all police and the slogan “defund the police” is a major distraction, but most liberals want police. The thing is, we want honest cops. We want a system that treats everyone equally. We want a system that doesn’t single out unarmed black Americans for punishment and unfair treatment. We don’t want cops killing unarmed black people over stuff like selling loose cigarettes, passing a counterfeit $20, or driving while black. We don’t want cops busting into the wrong house and killing the black occupants. We don’t want cops killing a man because they thought his cell phone was a gun. We don’t want cops killing a child for playing with a toy gun. It’s insane to think that people who don’t support racist cops are against cops.

Think of it like pizza. Just because I don’t want pineapple on my pizza doesn’t mean I’m against all pizza. Yes, I just equated pineapple pizza to racist cops. They both fuck up good things.

What’s insane is one day supporting racist cops and the next day, supporting the white nationalist MAGA terrorists who kills cops. But unlike conservatives, I am not baffled by this hypocrisy because I know it’s not really cops conservatives love. They love the racism. They love the Trump cult.

If Donald Trump sent Proud Boys, Oath Keepers, and other assorted racist MAGA terrorist goons to kill Jesus on Easter, Trump supporters would defend that. In the racist MAGA goons defense, he was a zombie.

Republicans are clinging to a racist system that’s denying black Americans the right to vote and supporting two separate justice systems, one for blacks and the other for whites.

You can be upset over the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and Tamir Rice while also being upset over the killings of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick and Officer Billy Evans.

Officer Sicknick was killed by Trump terrorists during their insurrection at the Capitol. Officer Evans was killed Friday by a man driving his car into Capitol Police at the Capitol, and then sprang from his car wielding a knife.

Trump supporters are simple-minded beasts. For them, everything is as simplistic as black and white (no pun intended). Fox News and Donald Trump only have to point toward the direction for the cult to go, and they go with no questions being asked.

We on the left understand life and humans are a bit more complex. You can hate pineapple on pizza while not hating pineapple. You can hate a racist like Papa John selling his racist pineapple pizza while not hating pizza. Life is complex.

Don’t be afraid to speak out for and against cops. Don’t be afraid to speak up against a racist system in our nation’s police forces. If you’re not a Trump supporter, you can multitask.

Creative note: I have a friend named Brian Evans, so I had to be very careful that I didn’t let my mind get sloppy and label one of the stones with his name. Also, big shout-out to my copy editor Hilary today who Googled and proofed each of these names while standing in line to get vaccinated at Gillette Stadium. My proof ladies really do rock.

On another creative note, I originally had “multitask” lettered in one line, but it really looked weird to me because “tit” is in the word. Look at it. “Multitask.” Maybe it was just my eyes, but it was glaring out to me. So, I moved it into two lines as an excuse to hyphenate it. Now that’s an obscure creative note. If I was going to sneak “tit” into a cartoon, I’d do it with something like “titmouse.” I’m like Homer Simpson and I can’t hear that word without giggling.

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  1. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    MULTITASKING – yes! Don’t be afraid to speak against cops … some are quite deserving of critique!! … “You can be upset over the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and Tamir Rice while also being upset over the killings of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick and Officer Billy Evans.”

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  2. “Just because I don’t want pineapple on my pizza doesn’t mean I’m against all pizza. Yes, I just equated pineapple pizza to racist cops. “

    Some people might say that equating pineapple pizza to racist cops is very disrespectful to racist cops.

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    1. And some might say it is being extremely disrespectful to Cansdians as pineapple on pizza is racist against Canadians. A real Canadian Pizza, after all, is Back Bacon (uneducated folks call it Canadian bacon) and Pineapple. It is folly to have a pizza without pineapple on it, unless it already has anchovies on it.

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  3. There’s not much you can say about fraternal orders or unions of police rushing to defend amoral cops except, that’s what they do. Unions push back against any poor outcomes for their constituents. Science-hating, radical rightists attack teachers’ unions. They ridicule firm theories of evolution, climate change, and immunology. It’s amazing that they board aircraft that swim through the invisible atmosphere. Ted Cruz climbed aboard a giant metal flying thing full of jet fuel that somehow landed in Cancun without exploding. Republicans are fine with scientific P.A. systems generating electromagnetic fields at MAGA rallies, and Democrats are fine with police pouncing on idiot drivers who kill indiscriminately then cry when their insurance premiums rise.

    Police applicants in my own county were formerly required to have 60 hours of college courses. This was later relaxed, but I kind of wish it wasn’t. However, police and teachers alike aren’t paid shit, so I guess beggars can’t be choosers.

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  4. re: ‘titmouse’. We have Tufted Titmouse birds here in FL. I loathe that name. Learning that they are related to Chickadees, I’ve renamed them Flickadees. ‘The name titmouse is recorded from the 14th century, composed of the Old English name for the bird, mase (Proto-Germanic *maison, Dutch mezen, German Meise), and tit, denoting something small. The former spelling, “titmose”, was influenced by mouse in the 16th century.’

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    1. I amost never see a titmouse in the streets or sidewalks, but they immediately show up when I hike into an arboreal park. They patrol their natural habitat, and never go looking for trouble.

      You get spoiled by wild birds constantly preening all the time. Young chicks in the nest look like drunken sailors. They must learn grooming in finishing school.

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  5. It’s funny/depressing how you have to explain your position as if talking to a child. And these are grown-ass people, some in their 60’s and 70’s that you’re explaining your position to. Where’s an Earth-destroying asteroid when you need one?

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  6. Clay this is just another funny aside about pizza. Yesterday my local paper had an article about 6 restaurants and how they survived the pandemic. The following is from that article:

    When the pandemic began, Nadia Minniti was willing to do almost anything to keep her newly open Neapolitan pizzeria afloat. She added delivery on third-party services like DoorDash and Grubhub. She offered coupons, bought radio advertising, changed her menu. She even started selling grocery items, such as flour, butter, bacon and eggs, at a time when supermarkets were short on supply.
    She did everything. Except for putting pepperoni on pizza.
    “Pepperoni is a cuss word in my restaurant,” Minniti said. When it comes to pizza, the Naples, Italy-born Minniti is a purist.

    I know from living in Germany that every place has their own take on pizza. The first time I saw the pizza guy crack a raw egg on a pizza that had just came out of the oven I gagged. Never got up the nerve to try it. What we call cotto salami is what they called pepperoni. Blech. Also the Pizza Hut they had in town (I know a Pizza Hut in Germany WTF) the spaghetti noodles were actually RAMEN noodles! Not even angel hair pasta-nope full on ramen. Odd but OK.

    I know you’ve told us about living in Hawaii. Isn’t pineapple & spam on a pizza the big thing there?

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