I drew many editorial cartoons opposing the rationale for the Iraq War, for which I was dubbed naive, a traitor and worse. I wish I had been wrong, but now Islamic State fighters are massacring their way across the country and into Syria, enabled by the power vacuum created by the toppling of Saddam Hussein.
It’s hard to fathom the romantic allure that this poster holds for some. I was a disaffected teenager, whose act of rebellion was to run off and draw funny, ironic pictures about politics and social issues. An act which incidentally ISIS adherents find abhorrent.
While I was drawing this cartoon, I was thinking the word drone also brings to mind an incessant, irritating, low pitched sound. Both meanings work.
If you’re reading this while driving your car: Deadly contagion, bloodthirsty Middle East terrorists, illegal immigrants, unsecured nuclear weapons and the other myriad of threats to the well-being of the general populace are literally the least of your problems right now.