Minimum Security by Stephanie McMillan

Minimum Security

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  1. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    He has those same rights in a Plutocracy also.

  2. Stephanie  McMillan

    Stephanie McMillan GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The point is power

    Organization has one purpose: to exercise collective power. For individuals, in all but the most rare and exceptional circumstances, the most effective way to assert and magnify power is by uniting with others to act. Collectively, people are able to assert power much greater than the sum of their individual efforts, and the more highly organized a section of people is, the more power they are able to exert.

    For example, at present, a relatively small section of people is setting the terms for all the rest of us, and we submit to their will. They are able to do it because they’re highly organized. They can wage war to conquer nations. They can impose and run a global economy. They can extract natural resources at extreme volume and speed, coerce others to work for them, and manufacture complex items like spy drones, bullet trains and synthetic drugs. As individuals, we can’t do any of those things. Nor can we, as individuals, stop others from doing these things.

  3. timrinaldo

    timrinaldo said, over 3 years ago

    Let Bunnista come up with a great idea, convince a venture capitalist to sponsor him, and he’ll become rich as well. What, he isn’t smart or creative enough? Well, c’est la vie.

  4. peachyanddanny

    peachyanddanny said, over 3 years ago

    And sleep under a bridge.

  5. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Power comes out of the barrel of a gun.

  6. Bob

    Bob GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    We tried oil. At twenty bucks a barrel it didn’t quite work.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    True. If we had stayed a confederation we wouldn’t be the Goliath astride the world today. Nor would we have so many long lasting huge corporations without all that govt subsidy.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Very low or nonexistent payback on govt loans to them. Or worse out right giving them our money and we don’t profit from it. Where were you when this has been going on for many decades?

  9. Pete Rogan

    Pete Rogan GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Stephanie McMillan

    What’s important is the basis of that power. In the United States it’s the consent of the governed, and therein is the issue compelling the citizen.
    You see, nothing succeeds like power, especially if it is wielded ruthlessly to eliminate opposition and end dissent. Once some people have the authority and force to wield power, you find that self-enrichment is not as powerful a motivation as getting people to do what you want. Whether that’s to eliminate your political or racial opponents or simply to get the populace to parrot your peculiar beliefs about your personal divinity or the imposition of universal poverty is, at that point, unimportant. What’s important is the possession and use of that power. Nothing more.
    So you’ve stated a tautology, Stephanie, with all the sonorous pomposity of a revelation. Still not impressed. Do you have any idea where you yourself are going with this? Because it’s no longer relevant and terribly, terribly, terribly boring. In the name of the market you’re in and a suffering humanity, I demand better.

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