Inevitably, the purpose of this sort of rabble rousing is to leverage the unthinking ballast of so-called "Humanity" to affect perceptual change in the collective.
I find it interesting that New Yorker is confusing its adjectives. The cartoons were, it would seem, an expression of "hate". The violent response the desired "violent response" by equally ignorant bipeds.
Kindly note that this is not a note of support for either of these truly irresponsible ideologues.