The country is tired of the Presidential election. Declaring who you are voting for doesn’t just lead to a discussion of the candidates, it becomes a
discussion argument of all the major, dividing issues. Between job growth, marriage equality, health care, family planning…there are many issues people feel strongly about.
I don’t get into political conversations and I’ll tell you why.
Not long ago, I was in conversation with someone about the ‘Avengers’ movie. He was annoyed that Spider-Man wasn’t in it. I told him that I wished he was in it as well. He said some guy said the reason Spider-Man wasn’t in the movie was because the guy who created Spider-Man was dead. Of course, there about a half dozen things wrong with the statement. For one, the two people credited with creating Spider-Man are both alive. Nope, this guy insisted I was wrong. I then told him that Marvel sold the rights to the Spider-Man movies in the 1990’s to Sony to avoid total bankruptcy and ‘Avengers’ was owned by Disney. I was wrong again.
This went on for a while. Eventually I gave up. The movie went on to make a billion dollars and I learned a lesson. What I learned is that it’s impossible to argue with an idiot. Of course, we all want to be right in an argument but it’s important to listen to what someone from a different opinion says. But in many political arguments most people aren’t willing to listen, they just want to be right.
And I’m not any better.
So I drew a comic.
This was inspired by a comic I drew a while ago that appeared in ‘Little Adventures’. It remains one of the more popular things I’ve done. And here it is: