Something one notices after seeing enough cartoons from Carlos Latuff is that that he’s unable, apparently ever, to move beyond simple propaganda of the most blatant “we’re heroes, they’re villains” sort.
Earlier I posted a link to a rather vile cartoon attempting to portray all claims of anti-Semitism to be — exclusively — more “Zionist censorship” and false cries.
Looking back, this seems to be a major theme for Latuff, and he returns to it again and again.
It is hard not to see Latuff’s cartoons as diagramming the de facto editorial stance at Indymedia UK: any accusation of anti-Semitism is to be instantly disbelieved, ignored, or ridiculed — if not hidden immediately — because it’s really only a Zionist complaining (even when it is not), and who cares what they say, since their cries are false (even when they are not).
Then, going back further, comes one that brings me up short:
Sorry, but is there a way not to see Latuff’s grotesque caricatured Jew as exactly that — a grotesque caricature of a Jew?
And isn’t that particularly troublesome when there’s no indication that the email he’s replying to came from someone Jewish?