Anyone else notice that “Lady Justice” is always depicted as White, unless a Black artist re-renders her? This would have been a great opportunity to illustrate a Black Lady Justice, using a hashtag that represents to pain and death of Black people.
Had dinner with the wonderful graceybird back in August after the Steven Universe exhibition. We exchanged some doodles, and I just finally got around to getting her beautiful drawing framed. Really happy to have made such a good friend this year : )
There our soldiers toiled, bled and died, yet we seem to treat the vets of that theater as an afterthought.
Back in 2006, maybe 2007, I would regularly attend an informal coffee clutch with like-minded individuals. Well, one wasn’t so like-minded. When discussing the wisdom of conducting war in the Middle East, I brought up the waste of American lives at the hands of a wrongful Bush policy. One person spoke up and said about our new military recruits, that met a quick death in the Middle East, “they knew what they were getting into when they enlisted.” In one phrase, she placed the blame of the deaths of our soldiers ON our soldiers. This person has no remorse, no sympathy over the destroyed lives and carnage that was happening in our collective American name.
I almost fucking hit them.
Anyway, the quote of Dick “Redacted” Cheney in the strip is contributed to this person’s callous disregard of human life.
[I first started doing them a couple months ago after my bf expressed interest in me learning to animate (to make him pony vids -_-) Idk that I’ve gotten any better, but I’m getting a little more organized and putting more time into it when I do one]