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Posted by: Will Oremus
Dan Perkins, aka Tom Tomorrow, penned the cartoon above in 1994 for Spin magazine.
Will Oremus is a Slate staff writer.
At the time, the cartoon might have seemed a little hysterical. Remember, this was pre-warrantless-wiretapping, pre-Guantánamo, pre-Snowden, and pre-Obama-assassinating-American-citizens-with-drones, sans trial. Rather, the context for the cartoon was a new NSA gadget called the “Clipper chip” that would have made it easier for government officials to listen in on phone conversations, provided they had the legal authority to do so. (The technology was never widely adopted, and the NSA soon abandoned it.)
Now? Not so hysterical. But hey, at least the third panel isn’t strictly accurate, yet.
The funny thing is that you could never print this cartoon today—not because it’s too subversive, but because it’s too obvious. It no longer reads as satire.
And is it just me, or does the cop in the final panel look a little like a certain commander-in-chief?