B.C. by Mastroianni and Hart

B.C.

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  1. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 1 year ago

    Here is a true “Cowardly” act.

    ”Mad Dogs and Englishmen”

    2 Minutes 30 Seconds

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 1 year ago

    George Bernard Shaw once wrote to Sir Winston Churchill, ‘My new play premieres tonight… I’m sending you two tickets, for you and a friend … if you can find one.’
    Churchill wrote back, "I can’t make the first performance… but I can make it to the second … if there is one.’

  3. bluskies

    bluskies said, over 1 year ago

    @Alexikakos

    Absolutely brilliant! First actor who came to my mind as well.

  4. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 1 year ago

    re: bruno

    hehe. Churchill couldn’t stand Shaw because Shaw was a forerunner of the modern Hollywood arrogant booby who pushes Socialism, ignoring what it does to people. Shaw wanted to change the UK to a marxist state despite what could be observed in countries like the Soviet Union and later on in National Socialist Germany, Italy, etc.
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    One would think the body count would have changed Shaw’s mind. Shaw died in 1950, but there had still been ~50 million under Stalin, 8 million under Lenin. 13.7 million Soviet war casualties, but most of these were due to the practice of Shock Armies. Hitler killed some 6 million Jews, 6 million Russians, Czechs, Slovaks, Ruthenians, etc., and more than a million western allied soldiers. While the Cultural Revolution and Great Leap Forward hadn’t happened yet, Mao killed ~30 million just in the Chinese Civil War, starving entire cities.
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    With all of that, one would think that Shaw might get a clue. Unfortunately, like most Socialists of today, he apparently didn’t actually care about the lot of the common person, or he wouldn’t have pushed Socialism.

  5. wcorvi

    wcorvi said, over 1 year ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    While we’re a bit off-topic, I do find it interesting that communism was the dream child of the west coast intellectuals, while in the Soviet Union, the intellectuals were all being shipped off to the gulags.

  6. aaron wilson dunn

    aaron wilson dunn said, over 1 year ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    Yes, there is a film of Shaw sayiing that when a person is no longer able to produce for all his needs plus a little more, he should be done away with!

  7. Linda Pearson

    Linda Pearson GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    New question, when did BC stop being a cartoon?

  8. Linda Pearson

    Linda Pearson GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I love BC. How about we leave it a cartoon?

  9. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Wow! Noel Coward, Churchill, Marx, Shaw, left coast liberals, gulags….make me feel better about reading cartoons. Thanks, guys!

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    Considering that the USSR wasn’t a “Marxist state” by any means, just a different from of despotism reminiscent of the Czar.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    Shaw was a despicable fool. He would have been killed or shipped off in the society the thought he wanted.
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    Even so a mix of Socialism & Capitalism works best by example. Including here in the good old US of A.

  12. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, over 1 year ago

    I always find it amusing that people don’t seem to realize that anything “public” like highways, schools, hospitals, libraries, etc,etc, are all socialist in nature. That includes things like Police and Firemen, Armed Forces as well.

  13. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 1 year ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    “Considering that the USSR wasn’t a “Marxist state” by any means, just a different from of despotism reminiscent of the Czar.”
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    Say what you will, it justified its existence by modified Marxist theory and was the darling of many around the world throughout its existence.

  14. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 1 year ago

    @Redkaycei Repoc

    “I always find it amusing that people don’t seem to realize that anything “public” like highways, schools, hospitals, libraries, etc, etc, are all socialist in nature. That includes things like Police and Firemen, Armed Forces as well.”
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    Mostly true to an extent.
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    That doesn’t mean socialism should be used in everything, that the government should have total control of all means of production. No matter how benign in intent, it would fail to be able to meet all needs in a timely, efficient manner.
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    In fact, consider the fact that many public roads are in disrepair.
    Many parents are scared to send their children to public schools.
    Hospitals are being closed, understaffed or otherwise limited.
    Libraries are often closed by public officials and may be used to monitor citizens.
    Police avoid some areas and some of them abuse the people, considering everyone either a vic or a perp.
    Fire departments frequently have shortages of critical material.
    Members of the Armed Forces are sometimes thieves, rapists, murderers, besmirching the reputations of the rest.
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    Even Ariel Castro was a public school bus driver. Imagine how that makes the rest of the drivers feel. When I read of some of the things he was caught doing and tolerated before he was finally fired, I’m reminded of the dangers of government control.
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    At least if businesses mess up, they can go out of business and if government is properly watching them, the culprits can go to jail. If government’s in control, too often they just cover it up like one church did its pedophile priests.

  15. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 1 year ago

    @BartJ385

    “It is really annoying that in this day and age there are still people who don’t know the difference between socialism, communism and dictatorships”
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    Communism is an economic system in which everything is held in common.
    (There is no consideration for private property)
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    Socialism is an economic system in which the government controls the means of production and distribution. It is based on the idea of fairness, but there is usually a group in charge of deciding what is “fair”.
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    Dictatorships are any system of government in which one person or group of people dictate the lives of the subjects. That also fails to recognize private property rights since the dictator can simply take.
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    Under communism, there is — well would likely be since communism has never existed — a person or group of people speaking for the entirety of the people determining who is allowed what, indistinguishable from dictatorship or total socialism.
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    “The People’s Republic of” professes to be a republic which implies retained rights for the people, just an illusion. It claims to speak for the people when really just dictating to them.
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    This is why some people get the three systems confused, because there is very little real difference in final result —smoke and mirrors.

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