Minimum Security by Stephanie McMillan

Minimum Security

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  1. Olongapojoe

    Olongapojoe GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Trebuchet, thank you for answering with a fairly eloquent response. It was also nice for you to inadvertently, I think, support my main argument that there is no workable economic system to replace capitalism. As you said there has never been a true Communist or Socialist state. The human condition doesn’t allow it. Until humans are replaced by beings more like ants or bees, we have to use the system that works, ie capitalism. Now the bleeding hearts and idealists may not like it, but it’s what works. I would suggest working within the system to achieve the changes you desire. Don’t like pollution? Strive to invent something to replace the polluting cause with something that doesn’t. Don’t like poverty? Strive to teach the poor, so they can earn their way, not just make them a ward of the state. Etc. So again don’t just say Destroy capitalism if you don’t have a system to replace it. ie get you head out of your anus.

  2. Stephanie  McMillan

    Stephanie McMillan GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Living The Wrong Life
    by admin on October 11, 2012 at 12:01 am Proletarian Theory is a Revolutionary Social Force

    What determines our actions, our goals, our plans (and often their success or failure), is how we think. Each of us, without exception, has a philosophy, ideology and political line–ways of comprehending the world. They may not always be coherent or rational (or have anything to do with reality whatsoever) but we hold them whether we acknowledge that fact or not.


    Foundational beliefs about how the world or society works.
    “All life is interdependent.”
    “The course of our lives is determined by the Flying Spaghetti Monster.”

    A set of convictions comprising a worldview.
    “History advances through class struggle.”
    “In a democracy, everyone is free. I just happen to want to go to work every morning.”

    Political Line:
    Positions on particular topics that determine an approach to action.
    “To destroy capitalism, the proletariat must seize the means of production.”
    “We can stop fracking by arranging our naked bodies to spell ‘Save the Earth.’”

    We could leave our ideas and beliefs unexamined, unarticulated and incoherent, but this is not advised unless we enjoy being brainwashed lumps drooling on the couch. If instead we question and consider our thoughts and their patterns, then our reward is being capable of behavior that is conscious, deliberate, consistent, and most importantly, effective.

    Our thoughts don’t originate inside ourselves, arising whole like shiny fish from the murky depths. They’re more like milkshakes, blended concoctions of everything we experience, perceive, read, and discuss. One conversation provides the strawberries; another encounter adds ice cream. Someone takes a sip and points out that it lacks a banana, so we throw one in. We try to avoid adding anything too poisonous. We affect and are affected by one another in a never-ending, back-and-forth process.

  3. HeatherLazz

    HeatherLazz said, about 4 years ago

    A few years back I went to visit my husband (then fiance) while he was getting his pedorthics degree in another state. He opened a text book, and showed me all the foot deformities caused by high heeled shoes. “So, when I fly home, can I throw all my heels out?” His response, “Please. I never want to see those on your feet. I love how they make your legs look, but it’s so not worth it.”

  4. Norman Baron

    Norman Baron GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    I have heard the contrast between communism and capitalism described thus: capitalism is man’s exploitation by man, communism is the other way around. As to Joe’s comment about teaching the poor, it reminds me of the old proverb: If you give a man a fish you feed him for a day, if you teach him to fish he can feed himself for the rest of his life. I tried to trace it back to its origin and it was written in faded Chinese characters on a temple wall. When carefully examined it actually says: if you give a man a fish you feed him for a day, if you teach a man to fish he sits in a boat and drinks beer for the rest of life. And lastly, at our admin., Stephanie I like your idea of the naked bodies and forming letters etc. but did you misspell fracking?

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