Endtown by Aaron Neathery

Endtown

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  1. Furlips

    Furlips said, over 1 year ago

    Sounds like the Republicans have taken over the council. ;-)

  2. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    there has been a coup alright! the ones who think their way is the only way and therefore everyone has to agree or else,, or else they will gerrymander. Democracy is no where near as creepy as 1 party dictatorships. Doe the Mayor have any power or is he just a figurehead?

  3. mr_sherman

    mr_sherman GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Wabbit

    According to the history of the story, the Mayor doesn’t figure at all.

  4. dirtyoldlady1

    dirtyoldlady1 said, over 1 year ago

    No help there.I would think if I were encased in an isolated cell with nothing to read or do, I would not care one way of another what the (&*&% was going on. Sure, do what ever you want to do. We don’’t get to witness this though, which might be a release from boorrrddduummm. Maybe they get to eves drop???? Or watch the catch and torechure ( or however you spell it, damn red waveletts. )You would think that those leaving would warn those entering.
    What a lousy job!!!
    Blessed Be

  5. bmdnut

    bmdnut said, over 1 year ago

    Question is, if no-one knows who’s on the seats, how can anyone know for sure the bums have actually changed recently? Has someone figured out how to skip the rotation and become a “permanent member” on this security council?

  6. dirtyoldlady1

    dirtyoldlady1 said, over 1 year ago

    @surfstuff55

    I needed that!!!
    Blessings and hugs.

  7. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 1 year ago

    re: furlips

    please…

  8. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 1 year ago

    @bmdnut

    “Question is, if no-one knows who’s on the seats, how can anyone know for sure the bums have actually changed recently?”

    Speech patterns would change, at a minimum, as would personalities. A lot really depends on how the details of selecting and bringing in people are implemented. Remember, with the Al and Gustine arc, there were several mutants (Mole and Crawford) that also worked in Security beyond just the rats. Some of them would be informers for Jackrabbit. Allgood isn’t going to be able to pull a complete coup without the opposition groups getting wind of it. So, the system works as long as everyone works to keep everyone else honest.

  9. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 1 year ago

    Voice: “Oh, and by the way, Mayor, we know what you’ve been up to…”

  10. Merri

    Merri said, over 1 year ago

    Looks like even Endtown suffers from “Big Brother” syndrome. Anonymously, of course.

  11. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    It’s not impossible to figure who’s on the council. Someone with time or resources (like Allgood) can investigate who’s missing from Endtown. The tricky part would be somehow colluding with any of them without the others knowing, or bribing or blackmailing all of them at once.

    Or a councilor without scruples could reveal his identity to grifters (like Allgood) and offer or take favors.

  12. Michael Sauerpüss

    Michael Sauerpüss said, over 1 year ago

    Unaccountable administrators ≠ democracy.

  13. LordGrey

    LordGrey said, over 1 year ago

    As I understand it, the council is secluded from the rest of Endtown during their active time. So if there is no warning ahead of duty, then there’s no way to influence the members. However the whole system is fishy.
    About democracy, this is a luxury you can’t afford in a war like state. That’s why in most countrys there is a martial law statute for emergencies.

  14. Jenner

    Jenner GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I preferred it when politicians went to shoping malls and kissed babies.

  15. Ponyhome

    Ponyhome said, over 1 year ago

    I’m reminded of the Zimbardo Stanford prison experiment, and his 1969 deindividuation study. When people operate anonymously, it is easier for them to be cruel to those under their influence (but the Stanford prisoner study shows that simply being in a position of authority can bring out that cruelty). When participants in the 1969 study were given coats and hoods to conceal their identity, they were considerably more willing to administer longer and more intense electric shocks to the subject under their control. This council is a prime example of deindividuation, dispersal of authority, and anonymity, all three of which can lead to horrific outcomes (the 1971 Stanford study had to be terminated less than halfway through because subjects were having mental breakdowns).

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