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  1. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, over 2 years ago

    One will go to a parade and then to a barbeque. The other will plot to blow up a bridge. Can you spot who is who?

  2. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Everybody’s a patriot. Especially those who pay 13% of their total income. All nice ‘n’ legal.

  3. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 2 years ago

    Erm… OWS is rebellious, right? So they have more in common with the founding father then the guys going to the Koch-brothers rallies, right? Having a gun doesn’t make you a patriot. If I remember my history classes correctly the American revolution came about because of unfair fiscal treatment by rich people (back in England). So, in a way, OWS is the new Revolutionary Army, only without the guns, a leader, a goal or a chance in heck. But at least they protest the actual cause of the problems, not some bogeyman…

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    I’m not entirely in agreement with you on this, Monty, in the sense that you present the OWS as protesting the cause of the problem. In the protest movements of the tea party and OWS ( and other protests ) I think they protest the symptoms of a problem as the problem. The symptoms make an easily perceived point of focus to rally ‘round and pontificate on. Quite often the problem per se remains unidentified and time, money, personnel, and effort are squandered on symptoms with little to no effect. It’s a typical human reaction to want to do something, anything (even if it’s wrong).

    Of course, finding all of the symptoms is an ignoble process and finding the solution to the problem can be drudgery, but that “eureka” moment can be well worth it. The real bummer is to find out that your solution can’t be realistically implemented.

  5. Atma

    Atma said, over 2 years ago

    Why damn the darkness when the solution is to just turn on the light? Of course, if you’ve lived in darkness all your life, you haven’t any idea what light is, but that doesn’t make it unreal, just unrealized. The solution to all the problems in the world is to just unleash the creative potential of people and they will naturally solve everything. Unfortunately, the best means to unlock creativity is often vilified as “evil” by some very uncreative narrow-minded darkness-loving people, but it’s starting to happen anyway.

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    @Atma

    To paraphrase B. F. Skinner. By the time you find the solution to a problem a bunch of other problems have popped up.

  7. piobaire

    piobaire said, over 2 years ago

    @mikefive

    I think both Monty and you, Mikefive, are making good points. It heartens me to see real thinking and good will in these posts.

  8. piobaire

    piobaire said, over 2 years ago

    @Atma

    Well said, Atma

  9. piobaire

    piobaire said, over 2 years ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    I largely agree with your post, Monty, and I like the way you express yourself. I would comment that the main problem seems to have been, from my studies, two fold. First, more taxes levied on colonists, in comparison with their siblings and cousins back in England, and second, no representation in Parliament.

  10. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Atma

    There is a battle between those who want to enslave us and those who want to live freely but most people don’t see it.

  11. piobaire

    piobaire said, over 2 years ago

    @Rad-ish

    We need people like Andrew Carnegie, who knew where his vast wealth came from, and gave back to make life better for all, for the system that allowed him to become wealthy. We need people like Teddy Roosevelt, who knew that too much money concentrated too much power in the hands of too few, and corrupted both business and politics.

  12. piobaire

    piobaire said, over 2 years ago

    @Rad-ish

    Eisenhower warned us about this too.

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    churchie: that’s C-4 in the bags, but sadly, the detonator already went off under the hat, 3 1/2 years ago!!

  14. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    It should belong to all of us! How would anyone know if the Occupy wall street has a job or not? Most people on the Left have jobs! We WORK and we want to work when we lose jobs, JUST LIKE the guy on THE RIGHTWING.

  15. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, over 2 years ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    MORTY said “If I remember my history classes correctly the American revolution came about because of unfair fiscal treatment by rich people.”

    You do NOT remember your history classes correctly. The American Revolution came about because of unfair fiscal treatment by THE STATE, not by rich people. In fact, most of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were wealthy landowners themselves. They “Pledged their Lives, their FORTUNES, and their sacred honor”, remember? It was about Taxation without Representation, not a protest against the rich, which they themselves were.

    So your analysis is 180 degrees backwards.

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