A cartoon commentary idea worthy of Mike Luckovich’s skills
There have been many days the last few years (Trump years?) that I’ve felt most of us here in the U.S. are going about our business while watching our nation slowly go up in flames. The cartoon I would draw, if I had Mike Luckovich’s skills, would replace Nero fiddling while Rome burns with Trump fiddling while the U.S. is consumed with rising flames of greed, power, ignorance, coronavirus, poverty and racial injustice. He’s surrounded by Republican senators and their lobbyists, dancing and cheering him on. Peering from behind a wall or plants – Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-un, and Xi Jinping, smiling hugely. Lying beneath their feet: democracy, decency, people in real need, weary doctors and nurses, and the separation of powers. There are many more aspects of our democracy being stomped on, but I’ve gone on long enough.