A Genuine Question


How could an idea possibly gain ground in a population by way of violence directed at them?

Hate generates hate and violence generates violence, as Khalid Albaih concluded upon the terrorist bomb attack in Mogadishu, Somalia.



Khalid Wad Albaih, Confused: what would make you think
that violence against civilians will spread an idea? 
October 17, 2017.



A khartoon of doubles; layers upon layers of them intricately woven into one another.

The obvious first layer of light vs. darkness creates a intricacy of its own kind by shifting who gets to do what. The light for instance is not taking on the narration, while leaving it to the black ink to act as its backdrop. They each add in, making for an intelligent play with our brains of the kind that is a Gestalt psychologist's life dream.

The very kind of brain activity, which the terrorist is lacking. He is utter darkness, speech bubble included.

Still, his eyebrows are twisting each their way in his conviction of being right.

Added to this is the "before" and "after" of which we are still seeing the "before", looking on as we are from the "after", where we know the answer to Khalid's question only too well.

He has made certain that we see the idea first of all, incorporating a visual delay by adding a hand to the grenade below, thereby blurring its outline.

Khalid is intentionally playing with us and yet he is not confining us. His composition is an honest, open and genuine question: How on earth would creation spread from destruction?



The khartoon shown is courtesy of Khalid Wad Albaih and must not be reproduced without his permission.



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