Saturday, February 08, 2020

Today's Oz Political Cartoon

Even though The Wizard of Oz is an American movie (based on an American book) and a major touchstone of American popular culture, it is also known all over the world, and can therefore be used to make political points in other parts of the planet. Take this commentary by South African political cartoonist Zapiro. It all ties into an investigation of the wealthiest woman in Africa, Isabel dos Santos, and how she very likely acquired that wealth at the expense of the people of Angola. But hey, she used the term "witch hunt", so the resulting cartoon should come as no surprise.

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