Minimum Security by Stephanie McMillan

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  1. Illegal Seagull

    Illegal Seagull said, 24 days ago

    “What would happen if the Communists occupied the Sahara? Answer: Nothing—for 50 years. Then there would be a shortage of sand.” ― William F. Buckley Jr.

  2. garycarroll

    garycarroll said, 23 days ago

    Real question: why don’t communists / socialists start their own businesses and run them the way they advocate? I mean, all profits to the workers, management by workers, etc.. It would seem workers would prefer such companies. But, we see essentially none of this. Explain, please.

  3. irisclara

    irisclara said, 23 days ago

    Because Communism and Socialism work best on a large scale, Gary. Otherwise there is usually some Capitalist exploiter who undercuts the cost of responsible production.

  4. Norman Baron

    Norman Baron GoComics PRO Member said, 23 days ago

    Lo these many years an airline, I think called People’s Airline, based in Iceland was owned and operated by the employees, pilots, etc of the company. They were able to offer very inexpensive fares to Europe. It was, I think, more or less what Stephanie has in mind for her “working class struggle.” It was also the darling of the press and was praised to the rafters as “the way” to run a wildly successful company. It sank like a stone.

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, 23 days ago

    So why did it fail? Didn’t charge enough? So if both versions can fail, and the usual business model has failed many more times, what is your point Norman?

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, 23 days ago

    @Illegal Seagull

    William F. Buckle at one point floated the idea that the US should become a right wing Fascist state to counter the left wing totalitarianism of Russia and China.

  7. Bob

    Bob GoComics PRO Member said, 23 days ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    maybe the ticket takers wanted to fly the planes on weekends

  8. Reynard61

    Reynard61 said, 23 days ago

    @Norman Baron

    According to an admittedly quick internet search, there seems to have been no “People’s Airline” based in Iceland. (The main Icelandic airline is Icelandair.) There was a PEOPLExpress airline that operated from 1981 to 1987 until it merged with Continental Airlines.

  9. Illegal Seagull

    Illegal Seagull said, 23 days ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Quite a stretch to claim Buckley (proper spelling, ahem) would ever dabble in a Socialist philosophy for any reason. But it has been proven that our government was infiltrated traitors serving Stalin all the way back to the FDR administration.

  10. Illegal Seagull

    Illegal Seagull said, 23 days ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Failed business model. Collectivism crashes and burns every time it’s tried.

  11. Illegal Seagull

    Illegal Seagull said, 23 days ago

    @garycarroll

    For the answer look at the condition Venezuela is in today.

  12. mattro53

    mattro53 said, 23 days ago

    I usually don’t comment on comments left by people who, by the quality of their reasoning and writing, appear to be semi-literate but I thought I would make an exception. Fascism is the opposite of Socialism. Buckley (an avowed elitist) was often known to have contempt for the ‘common’ man and often exhibited fascist tendencies.The second sentence in that post could have been written by one my colleague’s seventh graders.

  13. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, 23 days ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    We seem to have a right-wing fascist government now with totalitarian military control in the wings. BUT
    How do you get that Russia and China are left-wing totalitarians?
    Left wing is somewhat socialism, but aren’t Russia and China Communists?
    I’ve never heard of left-wing totaliarianism.
    Who does it? What Nation, or area is known to be LW Totalitarian?

  14. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, 23 days ago

    @mattro53

    What IS an elitist? What do they believe in and what type of things do they believe in?
    This is a sincere question.

  15. mattro53

    mattro53 said, 22 days ago

    Elitism is not a political philosophy. Elitists believe they are better (smarter, better looking etc) than other people.

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