The Evening Telegraph showed its
readers the contempt in which Spain held the United States
shortly before the Spanish-American war, by printing this
political cartoon that had run in the Havana (Cuba) newspaper, El
Below the caption, the following
information was found:
"From the last issue of El
Pueblo, of Havana. How 'The American Pig,' pricked by the
Spanish Press, humbles himself before the British Lion."
Here is the accompanying poem, which
appeared in both Spanish & English (though I will only
include the English translation):
"Not Even for This!
The lion roars, shakes his mane,
and with powerful formidable grasp, his soul filled with holy
indignation, the starry rag he tears.
From the pig in the meantime a low grunt
is heard, and to the astonished world he says: 'I do not
understand, nor will I allow myself to, for everything here
below is perishable, and 'national honor' is but a humbug, and
the Yankee only humbles himself before the American idol - his
god - Money!