The body politic Jan 5, 2023 | Coalition of the willing, Conspiracy theorists, drawing, politics | 11 comments
Just wondering if you have any supporting text with this model?
Hi Allan, please feel free to check out our blog archive, which should give context for this satirical drawing.
Will do, thanks.
If you are interested in feedback, I think your model is thought provoking. I do think you could add some additional ‘box tick’ options, and a couple of supporting paragraphs would have generated some interesting conversation.
Thanks Allan, we’re always happy to hear feedback. We’re curious you call this a model. We intended it as social commentary, a cartoon is all. It’s by no way a model or a theory, rather an attempt to distil what we’re observing right now.
I think this is fantastic and was just wondering if I can post it on my Facebook page please?
I strongly believe that it will generate a lot of thought and help widen the understanding of what a conspiracy theorist is.
Yes, of course, Faye. We’re glad you’ve found this helpful…
Too childish – or not childish enough?
A Daddy will save me!
B Where is my Mummy/Daddy?
In addition to privilege these two options both have other orientations in common: Victim mentality (Big (Whatever) is in control while I am disempowered) and Fear (I need protection).
Other potential niche Check Boxes and how they score for P, V and F and how they translate into Childish (=).
I AM Middle Bypass P F (=LaLaLa [Whilst head under pillow])
Refusenik/Prepper P F (=[Lips Tightly Shut])
Poverty F (= I’m Hungry)
Think we’re following, but where does V come into it?
Glancing quickly at this image in your newsletter, I had a little flutter of excitement that a new Leunig cartoon had come my way.
While they are not his inky lines, it did not disappoint one bit. Thank you, as always, for drawing our attention to the ignored-but-obvious…
I fully support a series, perhaps part 2 for the uncomfortably interstitial folk? We need more artists showing us a reflection of our new forms!
Hello Caiti, thanks for the blessings! Yes, a series may well occur… please watch this space. Sending much love, xx
“For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong”
H. L. Mencken
The world is vastly more complex than this simple binary implies.