This ironic cartoon of the Left’s ideal future is giving people squad goals
When lawyer, Lane – @HaygoodLaw, posted a tongue-in-cheek tweet about how the right-wing in the US view the left-wing agenda, he can’t have expected it to get the reaction it did. This is the image, and his ironic comment.
This is the future the Left wants. pic.twitter.com/L1ijbFx7oy
— Lane (@HaygoodLaw) August 12, 2019
The cartoon, by left-leaning artist, Dan Collins, was intended to make fun of the political Right’s knee-jerk reaction to the Left, and it does that job perfectly.
Here is the cartoon with the caption. pic.twitter.com/7ZGXrC1HEe
— Dan Collins (@mrtoons) August 12, 2019
Dan tweeted his reaction to those taking the cartoon at face value.
I'm not sure why most of you think I'm a conservative. I'm as liberal as they come. This is a cartoon about what they think about us in their typical knee jerk fashion. It's a fantasy. It also was done 15 years ago so there goes your frame of reference.
— Dan Collins (@mrtoons) August 14, 2019
The fifteen-year timeline explains the Clinton statue. However, it’s Lane’s tweet that has been shared almost five thousand times, with over 15,000 replies and many more quote tweets.
These are the selected highlights.
Looks pretty sweet. https://t.co/EW14UifkZc
— Taika Waititi (@TaikaWaititi) August 14, 2019
There is something new every time I look at this https://t.co/eeTn1aq8Ry
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) August 12, 2019
Tag yourself. I'm publicly riding my girlfriend on a park bench. https://t.co/GknCz4ajcl
— brittany ashley (@britt27ash) August 12, 2019
hell yeah, this rules https://t.co/yWBeZ0LA48
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) August 12, 2019
the left wants porn to be analog and transported through large trucks? https://t.co/4D0Pja2NfQ
— Adam Serwer🍝 (@AdamSerwer) August 12, 2019
This does, in fact, look like a pretty awesome part of town. https://t.co/zcIgdMrkvL
— Dr Adi MacArtney (@Science_Hooker) August 12, 2019
tag yourself im the guy cooking a hot dog in the usa flag fire https://t.co/cD5QdHcXRy
— broccoli! (@broccolux) August 12, 2019
Clean streets. Walkable density. Consensual sex. And I bet that dog owner picks up the pet poop. 8/10 would date this Utopia. 👍🏿 https://t.co/X8rj2oSVbc
— Tressie McMillan Cottom (@tressiemcphd) August 12, 2019
Vox,com blogger, David Roberts cleared up a few things.
Everybody's laughing at this, but it is ridden with errors. The porn will be online. The abortions will be free, covered by single-payer healthcare. Cars are BANNED ffs. And there will be some non-white people.
Cops in shorts, though? Nailed it. https://t.co/pfUtgmhBB5
— David Roberts (@drvox) August 12, 2019
Finally, filmmaker Adam Best imagined the Right’s ideal future.
In the future the Right wants, every building is a church, Chick-fil-A or concentration camp, klan hoods are a required uniform, and cops patrol the streets in tanks to police a population overrun by meth heads with AR-15s. But you can’t actually see any of that because of smog.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) August 12, 2019
Maybe Dan will draw that, too.
Source: Dan Collins