Minimum Security by Stephanie McMillan

Minimum Security

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  1. BenderSastre

    BenderSastre said, about 2 years ago

    Ummm, ew!

  2. mrbribery

    mrbribery said, about 2 years ago

    the bean and cheese taco is the thesis, while the liver and peppermint taco is the antithesis.

  3. Stephanie  McMillan

    Stephanie McMillan GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Supplementary text (see stephaniemcmillan.org):

    Everybody has one.

    Whether we’re aware of it or not, we each live our lives according to our own personal internalized philosophical theory—a more or less contradictory jumble of assumptions, beliefs, intentions, and hypotheses about the nature of the universe and our place in it. Each of us has ideas about the nature of existence, motion, and relationships. They come from everywhere and blend together: experiences, conversations, reading, mass media, advertising, teachers, family, friends and foes. (And most importantly, cartoons).

    We can think through these theories, try to break them down and understand them, experiment with putting them into practice to determine what is correct and incorrect. As we learn to apply theory, we are able to increasingly align our actions with our thoughts.

    The other option is to passively accept the premises and outlook that we’ve been trained in since birth (which, since they are products of the system‘s ideological hegemony, lead to spontaneous total identification with the system), and meekly follow the path our enemy has laid down for us: school, work, unemployment line, prison, FEMA camp, nursing home, death.

  4. Johnny Robo

    Johnny Robo said, about 2 years ago

    …aaaand this comes off my comics page.

  5. Pete Rogan

    Pete Rogan GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    And once you intellectualize choice and taste into oblivion, you’re still left with the choice of which taco to make, or to eat. Really. Never mind Marx’s theory of value; once you exhaust yourself chasing your tail like this you’re going to be hungry, and it won’t matter which taco it is. Now, multiply this by one hundred million people, and you get the Soviet Union in 1917. Minus the tacos.

  6. Johnny Robo

    Johnny Robo said, about 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    nah, i can just read the failure in the history books. seen it once, why see it again?

  7. LOWRIDER84

    LOWRIDER84 said, about 2 years ago

    @Stephanie McMillan

    What a pompous bore. You remind me of a sophomore in one of my Political Science classes. Constantly spouting incoherent revolutionary claptrap while exuding self-righteous conceit. Grow up.

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