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Aussie Cartoonist Fired After Comparing Australia’s COVID-19 Mandates to the Tiananmen Square massacre

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This political cartoonist in Australia was fired for this cartoon.

GOD BLESS this Australian cartoonist and GOD BLESS all the thousands of Australians patriots who are fighting for freedom!!!!:thup:

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This political cartoonist in Australia was fired for this cartoon.

GOD BLESS this Australian cartoonist and GOD BLESS all the thousands of Australians patriots who are fighting for freedom!!!!:thup:

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Protest at Tiananmen square?

Oh, you mean the insurrection that tried to take over the Chinese government.
 

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This political cartoonist in Australia was fired for this cartoon.

GOD BLESS this Australian cartoonist and GOD BLESS all the thousands of Australians patriots who are fighting for freedom!!!!:thup:

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Play stupid games.

Win stupid prizes.
 

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Play stupid games.

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One day, the truth they crush will be one YOU decide is important. For example, if all of this vaccination bullshyte was being pushed by Trump, you'd be out there setting fires and howling at the moon about government overreach. Your day will come and it will be interesting to see how you handle it.
 

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‘TO LEARN WHO RULES OVER YOU, SIMPLY FIND OUT WHO YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO CRITICIZE’?​


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One day, the truth they crush will be one YOU decide is important. For example, if all of this vaccination bullshyte was being pushed by Trump, you'd be out there setting fires and howling at the moon about government overreach. Your day will come and it will be interesting to see how you handle it.
No.
 

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Play stupid games.

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One day, the truth they crush will be one YOU decide is important. For example, if all of this vaccination bullshyte was being pushed by Trump, you'd be out there setting fires and howling at the moon about government overreach. Your day will come and it will be interesting to see how you handle it.

Those who support authoritarianism always seem to assume that the power that they want government to be abused will be abused in a manner that they support. Fools such as CRAPitus seem incapable of understanding that when the pendulum swings the other way, that they may find themselves the target of the abuses that they sought to enable against their adversaries.
 

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This political cartoonist in Australia was fired for this cartoon.

GOD BLESS this Australian cartoonist and GOD BLESS all the thousands of Australians patriots who are fighting for freedom!!!!:thup:

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Leunig is a GENIUS!!!!!! The Age is a Victorian newspaper; I see the death hand of Dan Andrews behind this!!! (Victorian Premier; left wing fascista)!!!

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Those who support authoritarianism always seem to assume that the power that they want government to be abused will be abused in a manner that they support. Fools such as CRAPitus seem incapable of understanding that when the pendulum swings the other way, that they may find themselves the target of the abuses that they sought to enable against their adversaries.
If a democrat engaged in ridiculous hyperbole like that I would expect him to be fired as well.
 

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Leunig said:


Rebecca Davis
Rebecca Davis
Mon, 25 October 2021, 5:37 pm·2-min read


In this article:






Well-known cartoonist Michael Leunig has been sacked by The Age newspaper over a controversial image comparing resistance to vaccine mandates in Victoria to the bloody Tiananmen Square massacre.
The self-published drawing he posted to his Instagram account last month showed a lone protester standing in front of a syringe with an inset of the iconic 1989 “tank man” photo.
The image mimics one of the memorable photographs of the last century, which captured a standoff between an unidentified man and a line of military tanks leaving Beijing following a brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protestors.
A cartoon by Michael Leunig comparing resistance to mandatory vaccination to the fight for democracy in Tiananmen Square. Source: Instagram/leunigstudio

Cartoonist Michael Leunig has been axed by The Age over an image comparing resistance to mandatory vaccination to the fight for democracy in Tiananmen Square. Source: Instagram/leunigstudio
Mr Leunig's cartoon, which never made it to print, fiercely divided fans and outraged supporters of premier Daniel Andrews.
Last Monday, the newspaper issued a cryptic statement announcing it would be “trialling new cartoonists” on its editorial page, sparking speculation about his job.

Michael Leunig confirms he was fired​

Now, Mr Leunig has confirmed to The Australian he has been axed from the prized position following a career spanning five decades.
He told columnist Nick Tabakoff that the Age’s editor Gay Alcorn said he was “out of touch with the readership”.
“Gay feels this type of cartoon is not in line with public sentiment, and The Age’s readership, who it does seem are largely in favour of the Andrews Covid narrative,” he said.
“But my job is to challenge the status quo, and that has always been the job of the cartoonist.”
A photo Newspaper cartoonist Michael Leunig speaking at an event. Source: Facebook/The Ethics Centre

Mr Leunig was reportedly told he was told he was “out of touch with the readership”. Source: Facebook/The Ethics Centre

Leunig defends vaccine cartoon​

Leunig said the Tiananmen Square image is often used in cartoons around the world as “Charlie Chaplin-like metaphor for overwhelming force meeting the innocent powerless individual”.
“In my view, it is a fair enough issue to raise in the most locked-down city in the world,” he told the Australian.
“If what Gay says is right, I don’t much want to work for the sorts of readers who are so censorious.
"It seems that at The Age in particular, you can’t go near the Covid story except in a way that’s supportive of the Victorian government’s handling of it. And if you’re not supportive, that’s reason enough for you to be cancelled.”

I'm damned angry about this.

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