Saturday, March 29, 2008

Rewriting History

I had created these cartoons for a competition with the theme "Rewriting History".

I could never really make out why the Taliban destroyed the Bamiyan Buddha. My best guess that they were out of international news for too long and like any wannbe star they needed constant publiticy and attention. All the nations cried fowl but nobody acted.

On one hand we have Ben Franklin whose character is praised throughout history for his honesty and courage to face the consequences of his actions and on the other hand we have Bush who hides behind a huge army of bodyguards. Bush has a penchant for guns and I could not imagine a soldier of the champagne division to actually use an axe to chop off a tree.

Who does really know what was the true event. History is the slave of the victor and corrupts with time and tale.

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