Monday, 10 October 2011

Monster Deficits and Grotesque Politics

It's entertaining and instructive to observe how the Left and Right in politics compete for ownership of Frankenstein and his Progeny.

This one's quite well known now and depicts The Irish Frankenstein (Punch 1886)

Monsters and banking seem to be happy bedfellows in the satirist's imagination:

"Jackson slays the many-headed monster of the Second Bank of the United States (1836)"

I suspect in the next example it's the victim that looks more disturbing than the smiling monster.

(The Banker runs off with the nation's wealth?)

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