Cartoon expression of heart-felt sadness |

Cartoon expression of heart-felt sadness

Cartoon expression of heart-felt sadness

I’m chagrined that my “Globalization” cartoon (Sept. 10) was puzzling (to a letter writer). My feeling about globalization is that there is nothing, but for the rhetoric of its proponents, benevolent about it. It is a construct by the powerful of the planet to guarantee their dominance.

Show me an example of a poor nation being pulled out of poverty. NAFTA (surely a part of the idea) has been devastating to, for instance, Jamaica. Increasingly, poor African farmers pay obscenely more for their fertilizers and earn less for their crops.

Globalization seems to me a tool of the wealthy to increase their wealth, devoid of altruism. Show me exceptions, please. It was a black cartoon because I feel it’s a black situation.

I’m flattered that (the writer) characterized me as a journalist. I’m not. The cartoon is simply a visual letter to the editor that tried to express a heart-felt sadness.

John Barrow

Grass Valley

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