Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, over 2 years ago

    Better put your body armor on for what’s coming today.

  2. MiepR

    MiepR said, over 2 years ago

    They had health care in 1861?

  3. MiepR

    MiepR said, over 2 years ago

    The bowl with the apples is like totally collectible now.

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The rhetoric echoes the War between the States on the Southern side only.

  5. Ravenswing

    Ravenswing said, over 2 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Hey, I’m happy to present some Northern rhetoric, just so we can be Fair And Balanced:

    “It’s evil to make another human being your slave, so that you can rape, maim or kill that person with impunity.”

    “If you rebel against the United States government, you’re a traitor!”

    There, how’s that?

  6. Jerry Kelly

    Jerry Kelly said, over 2 years ago

    Why is the father of a Union Soldier ranting against the Government in Washington? Isn’t what he is saying the stand of the Confederacy?

  7. TexTech

    TexTech said, over 2 years ago

    @Jerry Kelly

    That uniform is light gray and not dark blue which makes it a Confederate uniform. Also, that was the standard battle cap of the Confederate soldier. The boy is going off to defend the right of the South to determine its own way which includes owning other people as property and nothing more.

  8. JanBic

    JanBic GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Missing the point here. The strip is showing that things never really change.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @TexTech

    Though there were Confederates who wore blue and Union soldiers who wore gray or other colors. The Civil war never truly ended for those in the South. In fact their point-of-view has spread to many states in the mid West and the Pacific states. The core of the Libertarians an Tea Party Republicans.

  10. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    That part about God being on “our” side should be familiar to all, because everyone from Moses thru Hitler invoked it. John Brown and William Lloyd Garrison were no less convinced of it than Jefferson Davis and John C. Calhoun.
     
    For an excellent treatment of that particular fable, read Mark Twain’s short story, “The War Prayer”, out of copyright, available free here:
       http://warprayer.org

  11. SlightlySlow

    SlightlySlow said, over 2 years ago

    I believe the Boston Tea Party preceded the Confederacy…if my memory serves me.

  12. Swalb%515

    Swalb%515 said, over 2 years ago

    @JanBic

    You got it right. That’s it exactly.

  13. Swalb%515

    Swalb%515 said, over 2 years ago

    So true, so true.

  14. Tokyo Tengu

    Tokyo Tengu said, over 2 years ago

    Why did I know what was coming by the second frame?

  15. mpk39

    mpk39 said, over 2 years ago

    Given the way things are going now, it’s a pretty scary strip.

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