Minimum Security by Stephanie McMillan

Minimum Security

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  1. rmacprivate

    rmacprivate said, over 2 years ago

    Welcome to the current Oligarchy government.

  2. Stephanie  McMillan

    Stephanie McMillan GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The system is highly organized

    Class society is constantly becoming ever more highly organized, increasingly complex and globally interconnected. It has constructed solid institutions with which to exert power in every realm of life. The state is just one form, with its major power tools the military and police, along with its courts, legislatures, down to the smallest government office in the smallest town. Economic power is another tool of domination — the ruling class has seized control of the ways we fulfill our basic needs (starting with land, followed by all our means of subsistence/production). Our survival is now in their hands — they can threaten to withhold these necessities unless we agree to participate in our own exploitation through labor.

    Additionally, power is asserted through ideological domination, via the culture: the media, the arts, customs and traditions, religion and so on, which persuade us (with varying degrees of subtlety) that this is the best of all possible social arrangements. Oppressive social structures such as the family, patriarchy, institutional racism and nationalism hinder our ability to unite and thus strengthens their position against us.

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    No it is better than their own country, depending, until the past 30 years. Fewer come to stay these days.
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    Stephanie has a very good point that I agree with today.

  4. garycarroll

    garycarroll said, over 2 years ago

    a) The USA is not (supposed to be) a democracy. It is supposed to be a republic. A democracy does not protect the rights of the minority.
    b) The USA permits the population to own guns. This is to enable the population to protect themselves from many things, including the government, or those who would overthrow it, depending.

    I find it fascinating that the progressives can see the motes, but not the beams. For instance, they are all for larger government, even when this requires ignoring the constitutional limits on the governments activities… but are against governments that ignore laws?!?
    They claim the government uses power to oppress the people, but generally it’s the conservatives that argue for private rights to own arms, and liberals who want to disarm the population.

    I love referring people to this strip because it so perfectly illustrates the illogical and mutually contradictory opinions of socialists.

  5. sammysock

    sammysock said, over 2 years ago

    Stephanie is obviously a product of our wonderful education system. The founding fathers were very opposed to a democracy because they could learn from history. Democracy evolves into government by uninformed rabble and removing the rights of citizens.
    I do believe Stephanie should move to North Korea to learn how her view of government really works.

  6. Pete Rogan

    Pete Rogan GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Stephanie McMillan

    Reading Stephanie’s commentary is fascinating as an exercise in history. She’s using Marxist ideology to frame the modern world. It’s as pointless and yet as compelling as a creationist explaining how dinosaurs were on the Ark, or a phlogiston chemist explaining why mitosis just isn’t scientific. It’s like watching an Amish buggy getting run over by a monster truck. Wrong, and unnecessary, and wasteful, but funny. And not intentionally, better yet.

  7. Pete Rogan

    Pete Rogan GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @sammysock

    I knew it. Dominionist swine. Rushdoony loony. I’ll see you impaled at a crossroads for that.

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