Minimum Security by Stephanie McMillan

Minimum Security

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  1. starfighter441

    starfighter441 said, over 1 year ago

    Uh-huh…not holding my breath waiting.

  2. Stephanie  McMillan

    Stephanie McMillan GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year 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, over 1 year ago

    What do you mean, “we” ?

  4. A_Dream4u

    A_Dream4u said, over 1 year ago

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

  5. Marc

    Marc said, over 1 year 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. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    If it was the real 99% we and the earth would be doomed very quickly but it obviously isn’t is it? Self deluded.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @Redneck .45

    We ask the same things of you tree killers. Go away and find your own world to poison.

  8. Pete Rogan

    Pete Rogan GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Stephanie McMillan

    And you can teach a snake to tap-dance once you get shoes on it. I’m kind of concerned here, Stephanie. You started with a strip about talking animals, drug dealers with hearts of gold and an Indian girl who abandoned clothes to repudiate consumer culture, and you’ve gone off the deep end into fantasy. Where’s this going to lead?

  9. Pete Rogan

    Pete Rogan GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Marc

    She responded to me three weeks ago, but since then it’s been a harangue. It’s not so much a drone as it is a kind of shrill buzz, the kind mosquitoes or biting flies make. I don’t pay them to do that, either. So I kind of wonder where all this is going. How much harder can she work to become even more irrelevant and ineffectual?
    .
    My money’s on a naked suicide dive, possible from the roof of the New York Stock Exchange. ’Cause the new World Trade Center would be too obvious, you know?

  10. Olongapojoe

    Olongapojoe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

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

  11. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    There is a new world comming, you are either for it or against it..

  12. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    The future is not set in stone.
    Good may win over evil eventually.

  13. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Cuba is not all bad, they have a better health system than we do.

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