Why the Dominion Post cartoon missed the mark completely

Cartoon: Dominion Post

A skilled political cartoonist is a student of history. No matter what their political bias they at least understand the facts about the past.?The Dominion Post yesterday?morning published a cartoon that displayed the cartoonist’s historical ignorance.

The Free Speech Coalition on Facebook pointed out the irony of the cartoon since cartoonists were one of the first groups to be persecuted by the Nazis. Quote.

(1) Free speech is the best prevention to fascism […]

(2) The regime was largely a result of imprisoning them and turning them into victims.

Terrible ideas breed in the dark – as it is harder to expose them for what they are.end quote.