Minimum Security by Stephanie McMillan

Minimum Security

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  1. mrbribery

    mrbribery said, almost 2 years ago

    tell them the beatings will continue until morale improves…

  2. Stephanie  McMillan

    Stephanie McMillan GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Many activists don’t know how capitalism actually functions. We have to understand why it’s structurally impossible to reform, so that we can deal with the necessity—and our responsibility—not to fix it (because oppression is built into it from the start) but to do away with it, and to figure out all that will entail. We may in fact be the last generation with the opportunity to do this.

    Capitalism is an economic system characterized by commodity production and private appropriation, in which one section of people monopolizes the means of production (which includes the means of subsistence), and the others are forced to sell their labor to survive.

    Economic class divisions emerged about 10,000 years ago roughly in tandem with agriculture. From the beginning, class-divided economies have been organized around the private appropriation of accumulated (or “surplus”) wealth, accomplished through the production of storable, exchangeable goods—salt, coffee, iPads, cars, grains, and so on.

  3. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Stephanie McMillan

    so? name me one system that has done better? Name me another country that has done more for the world then the USA. It is because The USA in the past has used capitalism as it’s yard stick and motivation to make this world a better place and raise our standard of living to the highest in the world. Your problem is this is “not fair” Well you are half right. It is because our government was not meant to make outcomes “fair” You make it or break it on your own and the cream rises to the top. That is why all you have to do is make $34,000 in our capitalist system and you will be part of the 1% of the world!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. CARAPORAM

    CARAPORAM said, almost 2 years ago

    That man is a true hero.He has created at least 8 jobs (that l can see illustrated).

  5. phyllis bear FKA Favour

    phyllis bear FKA Favour said, almost 2 years ago

    umm – it’s not a trip, it’s a Journey!!

    God knows what will happen to you on that ship if you use the wrong object

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Stephanie McMillan

    That is why Socialism will be there to keep Capitalism from becoming fascistic and totalitarian. You control it not reform it. How do you reform fire? You don’t you control it. There are ways of doing it that worked in the past. We need to reinstate them. Every 5 years a corporation’s charter comes up for review. They must prove they have helped more than themselves. If they are wanting they are dissolved. if they prove they have helped our society they have 5 more years.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    Pure socialism is no better. If it doesn’t have the invigoration of Capitalism it becomes leaden and robotic. A gray sameness no better than the fierce fire of rampant Capitalism. The hybrid works best.

  8. Bob

    Bob GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    So who does the “review” of the corporation? If the charter is rejected what happens to the workers? Ah, yes. One way or another the government will decide. Why not just let the government run the corporations in the first place? Oh, yeah. We’ve found out that doesn’t work.

  9. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    And just whose job is it to “prove they have helped our society they have 5 more years.”
    what kind of standard is that? Who controls the yard stick? who? Right now it is the individuals right to improve our society. Not some one else measure but your own right to or even not to “help”. I am sure the great leaders of the past socialist movements thought they where “helping”
    Corporations are only there to make money. They can “help” themselves and look good in the eyes of the public and make more money. But again by who are you measuring this “help”

  10. Trebuchet

    Trebuchet GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Let the workers own the corporations, and let them decide.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Harleyquinn

    It is a very good standard. we would have to choose the judges carefully. It was done in the past here but stopped. A business’ bottom line is making profit not helping anyone.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Harleyquinn

    How would you measure it? In a Libertarian land they would pollute all they want, dump, bilk, construct expensive cheaply and poorly made products. How is that helping society?

  13. Pete Rogan

    Pete Rogan GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Stephanie McMillan

    Sounds like you have confused capitalism with civilization. Capitalism, as an economic theory and practice, came long after mercantilism, long after the invention of money, and much, much longer after the development of agriculture. All the historical and archeological evidence we have points to agriculture being really successful only after being harnessed to the power of the state and mass organization.
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    It took the development of invention and the concept of improvement, preserved and extended, that made the difference between mercantilism and capitalism. Once people began to find new and better ways to do things, to make things, and to change the way they had been doing and making things, only then did it become possible to make products that were not all the same thing, and to distinguish manufactures by their quality and their usefulness.
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    Creation of quality inequality — the production of things that were palpably better — created new markets and opened new opportunities. It also developed a new idea of wealth: Not simply more gold, or a bigger house, but intangibles like education, culture, and science — things that had been the province of the rich and idle. Now they were within the reach of all.
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    Because one of the other things that the generation of human wealth produced was the sense that people needed to be free. The concept of liberty was once also only the province of the wealthy, but with the increase in knowledge came the development of new theories of government, based on the concept of the dignity and worth of the individual. Government rests on the consent of the governed — and that government works best when it is most responsive to the will of the people. Thus was born the principles of the equality of humans before the law, and the innate rights of human beings, from which came the principles of self-government that would end the concept of the divine rights of kings and establish a new basis for government, and a new set of goals: To improve life for all, and to preserve and extend their freedom, and to allow all to use their gifts and talents to the utmost.
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    From then to now we’ve stumbled, and erred, and fallen, and gotten up again. Always with the idea that we are better than this, and can be better still. More moral. More ethical. More conscious. All told, we’ve done a pretty good job of it. Not perfect, but decidedly better.
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    And you want to toss this all away in favor of a Marxist pipe dream that has never been anything but empty sloganeering and applied brutality. No thanks. You might want to live in that human jungle, but I don’t. I don’t think you would want to, either.
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    But that’s not the point here, is it? It really isn’t capitalism you want to see destroyed — it’s civilization. You imagine life would be better if we really were no more than a minor primate species. I don’t agree. I’ve got 30,000 years of civilization behind me that says the Paleolithic was no place even a caveman would want to live in. I don’t think anybody is going to want to bring it back. No matter what you say.
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    Ever consider, Stephanie, that the world you want to recreate didn’t have language, either? You wouldn’t be able to express ideas like these at all. You might feel that, with everybody’s precortex suppressed, we wouldn’t need language or these ideas — you’d be livin’ the dream. In which case, you better grow a thick pelt to hold off the snow and really good teeth and claws, because every other creature has them and they’ll make short work of soft, delectable you without them. But maybe that’s your goal — to end up as primitive cave bear crap. Wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest.

  14. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Which job would you like Mr. Ima? Keep in mind that 1 minimum wage job is not enough to live on.

  15. Rottiluv

    Rottiluv GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Harleyquinn

    How exactly is welfare for billionaires “capitalism”?

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