Controversial Cartoon Example of Mission to Stir Up Hatred for Certain Groups

If you aren’t still of the mind that the dead tree media’s mission is to stir up hatred for certain sectors of the population, we present to you this Marland cartoon that appeared in the Concord Monitor on June 17th, 2014.

The author of the cartoon urges you to ‘clip and save and stick on your fridge or gun safe’. So I guess we’ll let this website serve as our collective fridge and/or gun safe.


The cartoon admonishes ‘certain’ candidates to remember that the American and NH Flags are ‘our flags’ and not the historical Gadsden Flag, not the flag of the freedom loving Porcupine movement, nor the flag often displayed by second amendment defenders.

Perhaps for Marland and the Monitor, a history lesson would be in order regarding the flags Marland denigrates in his ‘cartoon’, all of which represent all people and the reinforcement of our rule of law based on founding principles.

The Gadsden Flag
The Gadsden flag is an historical American flag. The flag is named after American general and statesman Christopher Gadsden (1724–1805), who designed it in 1775 during the American Revolution. It was also used by the Continental Marines as an early motto flag. Therefore it is a legitimate expression of the desire for freedom, the same thing the American Flag is supposed to stand for.

The Porcupine Flag
Created by those who moved to NH because of the love for the state’s ‘live free or die’ philosophy, this is another flag that represents the desire for freedom, and is a take-off of the Gadsden Flag. The porcupine is used to represent the idea that ‘we are peaceful if left alone, but we reserve the right to defend ourselves’. Once again, totally legitimate and in keeping with what the American Flag is supposed to stand for.

The Come and Take It Flag
Once again, here is a flag that was created by the people to represents a declaration of one of our rights under the the US Constitution, in particular, the Second Amendment. The US Constitution is a document that to our knowledge is still in force as the law of the land. Perhaps Marland doesn’t recognize the Constitution as the law of the land?

Perhaps our candidates should be warned regarding the following flags instead. None of these are legal, or represent the laws or philosophy of inclusive freedom embraced by the founders of our country. They intend to divide, not unite.


This one flew over the headquarters of Florida’s Lake County Democratic Party for several months. It represents a dictatorship by a single person who has been known to turn people against each other.


The Obama administration ordered this one to be flown over US Embassies. If you are a Twitter user, just following the US Dept of State would be an eyeopener. You would see the ‘agenda’ of the UN (special interest groups) of tantamount concern, with group-ism taking importance over and above the real inclusive concerns of our own country. Group-ism is the very kind of thinking that turns people against each other.

Here are two more flags that desecrate our US Flag and suggest an allegiance to one person as in a dictatorship, rather than an allegiance to the philosophy of freedom.



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