Luo used caricature to personify The Statue of Liberty, the most remarkable statue symbolizing the spirit of liberty in America. In this single-framed cartoon, Lady Liberty, which represents America, walks shakily in the front and looks back her shadow with a worried face . While she is holding the torch which symbolizes freedom and a book representing United States Declaration of Independence which is against tyranny, her shadow holds a satellite up high to the sky connecting with a cassette tape recorder, a telephone and wears a headphone to keep the world under its surveillance.
From my point of view, the main message behind is to satirize the US government for being self-contradictory to the core values of America─ ─freedom , human rights and democracy , which are also the points that it always uses to criticize China. He has shown the irony that in front of the world, the US government always advocates of its beliefs with countless great speeches to build an image that America is a nation of liberty . However , on the contrary, according to the revelation of Snowden, it secretly keeps its citizens, the important institutions and influential people around the world under close surveillance behind which abuses its power to severely infringe individual rights and privacy .
Besides, in my opinion, Luo is also concerned about the problem that under the rule of the present US government, those core values of this country are undermining. The Statue of Liberty symbolizes the great revolutionary history and the liberal spirit of Americans, but in the picture, Lady Liberty looks worried and walks shakily. She is not confident of the beliefs she is holding anymore . It means that after the disclosure of spying activities surreptitiously proceeded by the US government , the author worries about the government overpowering to an extent that it is actually able to shake Americans' beliefs and violate everybody's privacy and human rights in the world regardless of the constitution and the spirit of its nation.
To conclude, this picture is effective to convey the serious message behind with a comic tone and I can directly associate it with the related incident. As a result, I think it is a good political cartoon.