Political cartoons from the future.

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In my sketchbook is a section entitled “Political Cartoons From The Future” featuring President Alvin K. Smith, a very unpopular president from the year 3007. I imagined how his policies caused the country and the world to fall apart. I then sketched a series of political cartoons as a means of telling the story and not as a platform for my opinions. These cartoons were drawn about 7 years ago.

This first cartoon seems to foretell an actual news headline, but in President Smith’s case, he blocked immigration from all countries.

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Then things get worse. President Smith would later sign a trade embargo against England, France and Germany.

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Having severed its ties with the rest of the world, the U.S. would fall into a crippling economic depression.

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Despite all the problems, President Smith was still optimistic about the economy.

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Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse, President Smith would later trip and fall in the Oval Office and “accidentally” press The Button to start World War 5:

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And a weakened country with a poor economy, no troops and no weapons, is left completely defenseless.

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Let’s just hope no more of these cartoons come true.

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