Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Does Mark hate the person or the behavior? I think GT is trying to appease the conservatives.

  2. palin drome

    palin drome said, over 4 years ago

    To repeat what I said yesterday, racism is stereotyping. If Mark, in his greying years, can’t avoid thinking in stereotypes, then yes, he’s becoming dumb (and conservative). This is a liability against which aging persons like GBT and myself have to be on guard.

    Let me just add here that a cartoonist’s stereotypes like GBT’s won’t become racist so long as Trudeau and his readers recognize them as stereotypes. If you really thought that Ray, for instance, stood for all black soldiers, or that Becca Bickle represented all female intellectuals, you’d be a racist stereotyper. (Sorry, the noun doesn’t exist; I had to make it up.)

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Is it misplaced to be a misanthrope?

  4. palin drome

    palin drome said, over 4 years ago

    Young person: “I want to clear your mind of prejudices.”

    Old person: “Can’t I hold onto the few that I’ve got left?”

  5. Buzza Wuzza

    Buzza Wuzza said, over 4 years ago

    I have no prejudices except ones against those people who would hate me for what I am and not who I am. I’m fine with the people who hate me for who I am.

  6. GTphile

    GTphile said, over 4 years ago

    He is describing the behavior/attitudes, not calling people names. So Mark could deplore the behavior without being prejudiced against the person and would be just right-thinking, neither conservative nor liberal.

  7. Spaghettus1

    Spaghettus1 said, over 4 years ago

    @palin drome


  8. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 4 years ago

    you have to pay extra for fox news in canada. too much canada bashing, and the ratings were really low. fox news makes canada as the worst place on earth, worse than a war zone, a failed, state, north korea, and hell combined.

  9. Yassir Thasmibebbi

    Yassir Thasmibebbi said, over 4 years ago

    We pay dearly for having Fox News in the USA, too…although not in the way you’re talking about.

  10. James Lewis

    James Lewis said, over 4 years ago

    @GatoCat, you really know you are onto something when you survive long enough to be postjudiced.

    And Yassir, how about the effect of “Limpblow” on the military. Could be part of the reason for the crazed excess mission-destroying violence and prejudice against “foreigners”, like the Native Afghans who live in their country.

  11. Tog

    Tog said, over 4 years ago

    We have to pay for Fox ewwws in the UK too. I checked the viewing figures and apparently they’re so low they don’t even register.

  12. saywhatwhat

    saywhatwhat said, over 4 years ago

    @James Lewis

    The second part of your comment: You can say that again. Often and loud… please.

  13. Ensoh

    Ensoh said, over 4 years ago

    The double-edged sword thing seems fairly intuitive, too.

    Which means, in practical terms, that we get to blame it on the other guys – or keep pointing out how their sword has a sharper double-edge than our sword.

  14. saywhatwhat

    saywhatwhat said, over 4 years ago

    But about the cartoon. Strongly held views aren’t necessarily prejudice, even hate. Hating racism is one thing but, “hating” racists may be counter productive and to be avoided, but still not prejudice — as long as you go on a case by case basis. Redneck does not equal racist, for instance. The Professor’s “study” may however lead people toward prejudice. I think Mark’s tongue is in his cheek.

  15. WaitingMan

    WaitingMan said, over 4 years ago

    I’m not prejudiced. I hate everyone equally.

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