Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, over 2 years ago

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

  2. palin drome

    palin drome GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 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. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Show me a person who isn’t prejudiced about something, and I’ll show you a person who’s dead.

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Is it misplaced to be a misanthrope?

  5. palin drome

    palin drome GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @gmartin997


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

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

  6. Buzza Wuzza

    Buzza Wuzza said, over 2 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.

  7. GTphile

    GTphile said, over 2 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.

  8. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @palin drome

    Usually, with anyone, their prejudices center around anyone who doesn’t agree with them. They may concede another person’s right to disagree, but inwardly they’re insulted. The comments people leave on this strip is evidence.

  9. Glass Hole

    Glass Hole GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Prejudice is a counter reaction from fear…. Encouraged from a lack of knowing, and understanding….

  10. Spaghettus1

    Spaghettus1 said, over 2 years ago

    @palin drome

    Stereotypist?

  11. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 2 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.

  12. Yassir Thasmibebbi

    Yassir Thasmibebbi said, over 2 years ago

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

  13. James Lewis

    James Lewis GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 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.

  14. Tog

    Tog said, over 2 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.

  15. saywhatwhat

    saywhatwhat GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @James Lewis

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

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