If, several years ago, I had written a satirical, Terry Southern-style novel about the ways in which racist far-right-wingers might respond to the first black President of the United States, I’d like to at least imagine that I could have predicted their obsession with whether or not he is a “real” American, i.e. the birth certificate silliness, not to mention their developing obsession with his penis.
The internet has transformed society very quickly. One of the lesser-noted changes has been the growing understanding that when you scratch the surface, most people are out of their fucking minds.
(…or, as I put it ten years ago, everybody’s nuts. Including cartoonists. Especially cartoonists …)