October 7, 2012
GOING POGO: Pogo’s hoary old 1970 Earth Day cartoon rebounds in the reality of 21st century California:
On the first Earth Day, in 1970, a cartoon poster appeared at rallies in all 50 states. It showed a rueful opossum picking up papers, bottles, cans, wrappers—the detritus of modern life. Superimposed on the image were the words WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY AND HE IS US.
“What are they doing to us?” said Marilyn Tucker, a FedEx employee, as she stopped pumping at a central Los Angeles gas station at $37, well before the tank of her sedan was full. “It’s just ridiculous.”
As Lance of Canada’s Small Dead Animals blog asks, “Who is the ‘they’?”
(And just as a reminder, “Under my plan…”)