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Clay Bennett

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  1. omQ Release Michael_wme

    omQ Release Michael_wme said, 1 day ago


    (man, this guy is excellent!)

  2. lonecat

    lonecat said, 1 day ago

    @omQ Release Michael_wme

    Elegant. His cartoons are always a delight.

  3. louieglutz

    louieglutz said, 1 day ago


  4. sandflea

    sandflea said, about 22 hours ago

    So true, so sad.

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 21 hours ago

    It is interesting how many time in our history the welcome mat was pulled up, Irish, Italians, Germans, Catholics, Jews, and almost all ethnic/religious/racial groups have been singled out for rejection, by those descendents of the “founding folk” who showed up to have THEIR religious freedom to worship as they chose, and with the intent of forcing everyone else to worship the same way they do. (Adequately stated years ago by a little girl speaking to Art Linkletter.)

  6. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 21 hours ago

    Let’s not forget the Japanese and Chinese, put into internment camps by fascist Americans, whose crack-pot racist theories are now promoted by Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

  7. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 20 hours ago

    And we’ve got another Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado. Proving once again that the threat of terror in America comes from right-wing nut-jobs, not refugees.

  8. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 20 hours ago


    You may think tha tI am taking a conservative point of view here, but I am not. I am taking a true historical point of view. Some of which was in talking to those actually there at the time in my own grand parents who lived in Inglewood California at the time. While the Japanese internment camps were certainly not a proud moment in our history. They were a much more understandable moment than many would have us believe.

    Note, tha tthere were no such interment camps for either the Germans or the Japanese east of the Mississippi river. This was becuase nobody expected the Germans to invade the US as we had that unsinkable aircraft carrier in their way otherwise known as th eIslands of Briton. But such was not the case with the Japanese navy and army on the western coasts of the USA. Most Americans living on those coasts fully expected tha tthe Japanese would be actually invading those coeasts at the beginning of the war. And in that panic so induced the loyale American Japanese became an actual threat to may othe rAmericans (even if they were not, it was absolutely percieved tha tthey were). My own grand father who was an Inglewood Policement at the time was frequently called out to put a stop to fire bombing and rioting agansit local Japanese businesses, and even local japanese homes!

    And later on during the war when the immediate threat of invasions was far less, the very heavy anti Japanese propaganda (at least some of which was actually true) so gnerated anti Japanese feelings that it would have been folly not to have seperated the loyal Japanese from the general population. The internment camps were cetainly not pleasuable placed, but they were NOT such extermination camps as theGermans were using aginst the Jews at all. Besides which if you were any kind of an asian person, would you have wanted to stay on the west coast amoung people tha twere being incensed to hate you enough to kill you and your family?

    I remember where Admiral Bull Halsy was asked at an American Legion Hall meeting is ther were any good Japanes? He answered, “Sure, if they were six months buried in the ground!”

  9. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 20 hours ago

    I hit the wrong button. To continue… Halsy then reeived a thunderous applause!

    With this kind of thinking in mind, just perhaps many of those veryJapanese that were sent to those internment camps very lives were actually saved by thst governmental action. And the camps where young American men (ironically including Japanese who fought on the European fronts) were sent to train to become soldiers were not much more comfortable than the Japanese internment camps were! I know this from personal experience, having spent some short time during my own summer training at some of those very camps during the 1960’s!

    So… what I am saying in a comewhat mengthy post is that while tese Japanese Internment Camps were certainly not a proud moment in US History, is was at least an understandable moment. After all, as Genral Shermen stated in the Civil War “War IS Hell!!”. And tha tgoes for everybody involved in such an activity (including the so called winners)!!!

  10. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 20 hours ago

    OK, I got it.
    The government propaganda incited hate against the Japanese, whom the government then locked up for their own protection.
    So you are saying it was even worse than the popular misconception?
    But that’s OK, and hey, we may have to do it again?
    Now I have to scrape your residue off my monitor.

  11. cjr53

    cjr53 said, about 20 hours ago

    Plymouth Rock is kept in a cage. (to protect it from souvenir takers.)

  12. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 16 hours ago


    Well, that is what I get for trying to be reasonable on this site. Please note that I stated that at first it was the panic caused by the continuing victories of the Japanese Navy that caused the hatred and even fear of the Japanese. Evidently you have some problem trying to even read a longer more moderate and thoughful post on here? And the kind of thought you made in your last sentence does not belong on a true discussion site. Scrape your monitor, I really do not care!!

    I can easily see how a truly moderate poster such as RT no longer posts here, hope it is not because of something happening to that worthy individual!!

  13. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 15 hours ago

    I merely disagree that taking out the frustrations of war on innocent people is OK with you.
    It was not OK then and it is not OK now.
    If it comes to my locality I will actively fight against the politicians endorsing bigotry and will urge friends and neighbors to do the same.
    I will block government offices and interfere with businesses, block traffic and cause as much disruption as possible

    What I will NOT do is rationalize the behavior by saying ‘war is hell’ so injustice is fine. It is not fine.

  14. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 15 hours ago

    I don’t usually respond but in the past I have read reasonable posts on other subjects that had knowledge I appreciated.
    Just shows how many facets there are to a person, and the internal discrepancies are not noticed by to those closest.
    I read the offending post more than twice to be sure you really were defending the forced jailing’s of entire families of American citizens.
    Regardless of any past admiration I may have had, that attitude is a deal breaker making me glad I never tried to befriend you.
    Imprisoning Americans, innocent Americans, because you fear foreigners resembling them is cowardice, defending them is disgusting in the extreme.
    Don’t like it?
    Then don’t advocate acceptance of hate for innocents.

  15. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 12 hours ago


    I do not feel like joining you in the kind of back and forth arguments that sometimes go on here.

    So perhaps I should not even mention that none of the Japanese sent to these camps were starved or tortured to death, as were literally thousands of our own American soldiers. Or even the far more Chinese who suffered under the Japanese government of that time.

    Were you there during WWII? Or even know anybody that actually was there? While I was born in 1942, and therefore did not get to participate in that war, however,I did get to know some of those that did. I did not state that it was a proud monemt in our history, (and was not defending that action per se, but I grow tired of those that automatically blame our government for a war that we did not start, nor actually want either), mearly that it was an understandable moment.

    Must some posters here always either have things black or white, with never an allowance for human actions and fears that always lay in between? At any rate, I will not post further here regardless of what you post.

    I will admit that I am at least somewhat sorry that you took my posts in the manner in which you took them, They were meant as a clarification of actual events (whether you or I like them or not) and not a defence of the actions taken themselves, but understanding true history is a start to not repeating said history. I would like to think that you are at least somewhat capable of understanding that .

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