Candorville by Darrin Bell

Candorville

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  1. rshive

    rshive said, about 1 month ago

    Careful what street you’re on, guys.

  2. Rauderi

    Rauderi said, about 1 month ago

    …Wow. Clyde needs to stop being so deep. It’s hurting my brain. :P

  3. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, about 1 month ago

    C-Dog’s last comment makes about as much sense as what he’s describing in the first panel does. Yes, I know that’s the point of today’s strip.

  4. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, about 1 month ago

    This implies the actions of individuals are their own responsibility?
    Ouch. The concept hurts.
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    Conflict does not end until all remaining survivors prefer peace.

  5. activist1234

    activist1234 said, about 1 month ago

    @DavidHuieGreen

    “Conflict does not end until all remaining survivors prefer peace”
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    DHG – There’s more than peace at stake. Peace without justice is oppression. Successful oppression. What all sides need to want is “justice”. Unfortunately, their view of justice differs according to what version of history they’ve learned.

  6. Jim Kerner

    Jim Kerner GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    Wow! Clyde almost made sense. I said, almost.

  7. jgcp1

    jgcp1 said, about 1 month ago

    The basic problem remains – you can’t just waltz back into a stable society after 2000 years and claim it back again as your historical homeland. I’m sorry for the centuries of oppression of the Jewish people, but that does not justify the terrible things they are doing to the people THEY have marginalised.

  8. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, about 1 month ago

    @activist1234

    “DHG – There’s more than peace at stake. Peace without justice is oppression. Successful oppression. What all sides need to want is “justice”. Unfortunately, their view of justice differs according to what version of history they’ve learned.”
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    Nah, people can tolerate a little injustice for the sake of peace. We do it all the time.
    We even tolerate a little oppression from bureaucrats and bosses for the sake of peace.
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    Concepts of justice vary by culture. Some cultures consider it justice to kill family members who shame them or to enslave the weaker people or people of other religions. So it doesn’t even count as history, just cultural teachings regarding justice.
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    It is also interesting to consider merging of cultures. Say a people were subject to the Ottoman Empire, ruled by people other than themselves, for centuries or however long. Then someone else starts to rule over them while preaching concepts like “one man — one vote” or “no man is better than any other man (or maybe even woman)” or “democracy.” They want in on it. Or some of it.
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    One of the nice things about the concept of democracy is that it allows folks to fight their battles at the ballot box rather than with guns and missiles. We have seen, however, that minorities of any sort dislike being shut out by “the dictatorship of the majority” and some will turn to violence to achieve their concept of justice.
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    For most people, “justice” really means “justice for me.”

  9. activist1234

    activist1234 said, about 1 month ago

    @DavidHuieGreen

    DHG – You’ve given me some points to think on. Thanks!

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