Political Cartoons 2022
House of Cards
Cartoon depicts 'The Housing Market' as a stack of playing cards with $ symbols with a representative of banks standing on a high level speakking through a megaphone to a homelss family "Have you considered a co-ownership model?"
Tax cuts for wealth hoarders
Cartoon depicts a super yacht labeled 'Wealthy' with a white male owner shouting to swimmers wearing life belts "Tax cuts for everyone with a big boat"
Cartoon depicts airport departures desks with queues of passengers departing New Zealand under screens labelled 'Anywhere But Here' 'Higher Wages' 'Cheaper Housing' 'Lower Costs' 'NZ govet promo tour' a passenger comments "Back to normal, eh?"
Highway To Climate Hell
Cartoon depicts a mass of large automobiles rushes down a new multi-lane motorway towards a huge fire passing under a sign reading 'Highway Hell' a bystander in hi-vis and helmet comments "It's a much faster smoother ride once we paved it with good intentions" refers to completion of Transmission Gully route near Wellington New Zealand
Hospo Vs Hospital
Cartoon depicts a dudebro labelled 'Hospo' complaining "An upper limit of 200 people inside is killing us" while a medical worker wearing PPE gear labelled 'Hospital' says "An upper limit of 800 people is killing us"
Cartoon depicts sisyphus rolling a covid virus up a hill of bodies labelled 'Cases' with an onlooker shouting encouragement "Keep going- We're almost over the peak"
Cartoon depicts a ramshackle dysfunctional old high carbon economy polluting and shaking itself to destruction is being propped up by government measures of an perspiring Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern & Finance Minister Grant Robertson "When can we stop propping it up? My transformative moment is about to leave" - Green economy bus waiting to depart.
Cartoon depicts kiwis in a 'Poverty' pit claiming "Yes We are getting our freedoms back!" but their escape ladder is too short to reach the top while others celebrate with champagne.
Smash the Oligarchs
Cartoon depicts a private club of the world's oligarchs with a voice from outside the opening door announcing "Let's smash the oligarchs and strip their assets” creating a wave of panic and fear among Putin cronies & western oligarchs - tax dodgers - job creators and the rich - refers to sections imposed against Russia Putin & Russian oligarchs over the invasion of Ukraine.
Covid Ball Pit Open For Business
Cartoon depicts a business man frolicing in a ball pit full of covod virus spheres and other people flee or are swamped "Finally we're open for business - hey where are all our customers?"
Mountains of Covid Skulls
Cartoon depicts a kiwi bird sitting on the archipeligo of New Zealand surrounded by mountains of skulls each surmounted by flags of countries like Australia USA United Kingdom representing the thousands of people who hvae died of covid19 while a lone figure atop another pile shouts "Hey New Zealand you're doing the pandemic all wrong!" ( see also https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/01/human-sacrifice-ritual-mass-vaccination/621355/ )
Cartoon depicts Jacinda Ardern standing on the viewing deck of the Beehive building next to parliament saying to Trveor Mallard "Better they stay here under police supervision while the rest of the country get on with their lives"
Cartoon depicts assistance going to Tonga after a volcanic eruption contrasted with anti-covid public health measure protests by self-proclaimed pastor Brian Tamaki and freedom protestors entitled 'What helps you survive a catastrophe - 'We' not 'Me'