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We need a cartoon.

Updated on October 12, 2014

We can't win just using our might. We need to use our minds as well.

What are we "selling" while competing with the sales pitch of the other side in today's struggle?
What are we "selling" while competing with the sales pitch of the other side in today's struggle? | Source

Satire is a powerful tool, one of many we have.

Let's use our strengths in marketing and the audio-visual arts to challenge those who spread such false interpretations of the world's great religions.

Some of the terrorists' recruiters depend on exciting religious fervor, and taking advantage of ignorance to pump up youth to overlook the obvious in the recruits' rush to martyrdom.

We need a cartoon. Youth love them, and cartoons have long been a medium with unique power to inform, and motivate. Adults are attracted to them, too.

None of those gullible recruits are seeing the obvious: if martyrdom is truly such a glorious end for this life, why aren't the recruiters who recruit them just dying to become martyrs themselves?


Puppeteers love to control their puppets and even watch their own performance. Most people enjoy a good puppet show. They watch the skills of the puppeteers and eventually lose themselves in the story line.

If we can't have a cartoon, or in addition to a cartoon, let's have a puppet show that gets the same point across. The message is a satire on the theme of "Don't do as I do, do as I say."

This is a contest of ideas and persuasion. a contest of civilization on the one hand with its codes, laws, and ethics, and radical religious fervor on the other.

We can win, for the other side's dogma is denounced by educated men and women of their own religious persuasion, men and women who know their religion, practice their faith, and condemn the practices of those who spout a hatred which includes the killing of innocents in the name of power.

We have faced such madmen before and won, and these are no better than those madmen.

Write the scripts, create the cartoon, get on with and out with the message, before still more are duped into wearing shoe bombs, driving exploding cars, and wearing suicide vests in their false searches for the false promises of their unholy martyrdoms.

While we are at it, let's tone down some of our own so-called "entertainment" that is used to portray us as the sinning infidels that any god wouldn't think twice about punishing with death..

This is not the time to be our hypocritical best. This is a contest of ideas and persuasion. a contest of civilization on the one hand with its codes, laws, and ethics, and radical religious fervor on the other. Let's refine our own morality and ethics to meet the challenge.

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Copyright 2014 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      I will just say AMEN to that.

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Done well, our powerful satire can steal the thunder from terrorist recruiters who try to convince potential bombers of those "glorious rewards" supposedly awaiting their suicides.

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