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A comic aiming to mock the American left and their demands has backfired after a user posted it late on Sunday evening:
This is the future the Left wants. pic.twitter.com/L1ijbFx7oy— Lane (@HaygoodLaw) August 12, 2019
Twitter user Lane, whose bio says he’s an attorney in Odessa, Texas, posted a comic with the caption “This is the future the Left wants.”
The future liberals (and the left) want is a popular meme among conservatives, talking about how left-wing politics will destroy the nation.
This comic shows a city block with abortion clinics and widespread advertisement of porn, as though any of those are a bad thing.
One building reads “U.S. Government Abortion Clinic” with a window that says “Abortions” and “SALE.” Another sign hangs above the building, reading “Abortions on demand.”
There’s also a “Pot Mart” advertising “buds, bongs & beyond,” right underneath a sign that reads “Got porn?”
A park shows a “Designated flag burning area” with a person burning a flag. A lesbian couple and a gay couple are seen being affectionate in different corners of the park. At the center is a statue of Bill Clinton getting a blowjob.
The irony of the cartoon is that it’s intended to look like a dystopian future of sorts.
But people were quick to point that out that abortion clinics being funded enough to have cinema arrow signs and plenty of marijuana isn’t too bad.
Imagine thinking a pot-mart was a bad thing— Nicole (@NoNameGirl8686) August 12, 2019
Additionally, if all the women are lesbians - who needs all those abortions?— Jaime Primak (@JaimePrimak) August 13, 2019
No no no no no, see, you forgot to throw away the capitalists.— ✌️ No War With Iran ✌️ (@delila_cain) August 12, 2019
Are you saying you don't like porn? I didn't think porn was a partisan thing. You learn something new every day!— Stacie (@h8Wankmaggot45) August 12, 2019
My favourite part is how nobody is being shot— Eamon Hamilton (@eamonhamilton) August 12, 2019
Some pointed out the obvious inaccuracies about the portrayal of the left:
But these people are all white. Even when trying to mock the left, they still can’t fathom a world with people of color.— Eric F (@ericdomr) August 12, 2019
I'm the abortion provider. Sadly, here in utopia, my services are decreasingly necessary so I've had to put them "on sale". Must be the comprehensive sex education and freedom to be who you are.— screaming into the void (@WomanInPants) August 12, 2019
Though it cracks me up that they think lesbians are wearing low cut Jessica rabbit dresses with bouncing cleavage. They can’t even get lesbians right.— Alice Anderson (@AlicePoet) August 12, 2019
And too many people are (justifiably) upset at the sacrilegious lack of taco trucks, a reference to a right-wing meme about Hillary Clinton.
Where are the taco trucks on every corner?— sheri (@sherilovetro) August 12, 2019
Where's the f*ing taco truck???— JaneReedWenger (@Calvanij) August 12, 2019
Some commented with their version of “right-wing dystopia.”
Artist Rhiannon Rotondo responded by replacing the text with “No abortions by demand of govt,” “U.S. Govt Klan Klinic,” “Guns, Cages & Beyond,” and “Central ICE Distribution.”
But just in case we do, here is a peek...... pic.twitter.com/51KbOi6mPV— Rhiannon Rotondo (@Artistrhi_22) August 13, 2019
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
The comic is signed but it’s not clear who the artist is. Lane implied in a follow-up tweet that he didn’t draw it and it was posted as satire:
Also, yes, there aren’t any taco trucks. Congratulations to the first person to make the joke. The rest of you are unoriginal slobs and Dane Cooks.— Lane (@HaygoodLaw) August 12, 2019
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Samira Sadeque is a New York-based journalist reporting on immigration, sexual violence, and mental health, and will sometimes write about memes and dinosaurs too. Her work also appears in Reuters, NPR, and NBC among other publications. She graduated from Columbia Journalism School, and her work has been nominated for SAJA awards. Follow: @Samideque