This is why I like reading this strip. A good story AND good comments. “Lizardtown” does seem to fit my concept as I stated earlier that it’s similar to Greek/Roman civilization of preferential treatment of citizens (reptiles) over non-citizens(non-reptiles and strangers). Nevertheless, it isn’t totally disrespectful of those non-citizens. In retrospect, the best action Wally could have taken was to prevent the boy from going back into the kitchen to protect him. When Phil eventually would have appeared, he could have been publicly confronted. That would have had a much more positive action in Lizardtown if for no other reason than for the reason of not damaging the tools as earlier stated.
But this is Aaron’s story, so we must be content to let him tell it.