Minimum Security by Stephanie McMillan

Minimum Security

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  1. starfighter441

    starfighter441 said, about 4 years ago

    Uh-huh…not holding my breath waiting.

  2. Stephanie  McMillan

    Stephanie McMillan GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    We are starting at a disadvantage

    Overturning an established social order requires a tremendous exercise of power. If we started on an equal field, we could exert equal force and overcome our adversary. Since we are a majority, this should be easy. But we are starting with a grave disadvantage: the system’s boot is on our necks, and we are on the ground. We must first push it off us and get up on our feet before we can even throw a punch. But before we can do that, we must understand that this is possible. And even before that, we must perceive the boot on our neck as wrong, and that alternatives exist.

    The inertia, or forward motion, of a society — its economic mechanisms, political procedures, cultural mores and traditions — that are in place, push that society in a particular direction. Under global capitalism, the direction is toward continued and escalating exploitation and omnicide.

    The only thing that can stop that forward motion is greater power exerted in the opposite direction. We have to become more powerful than the system and all its accumulated methods of domination, its material wealth, armed forces and machinery of lies. Only then can we possibly prevail over it.

  3. timrinaldo

    timrinaldo said, about 4 years ago

    What do you mean, “we” ?

  4. A_Dream4u

    A_Dream4u said, about 4 years ago

    If they’re boot is on MY neck, I ’ll just bite them in the foot!

  5. Marc

    Marc said, about 4 years ago

    I’m curious. Does Stephanie ever reply to anyone’s comments here, or is she simply lecturing? If so, that’s her prerogative, but I’m starting to realize this feels so much like a college class with someone droning on in front of the room endlessly and half the room dozing off.

  6. Olongapojoe

    Olongapojoe GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Someday………………….. ah don’t hold yer breath. The only way this could happen is the Zombie Apocalyspe. -10sp

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