Minimum Security by Stephanie McMillan

Minimum Security

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  1. Pharmakeus Ubik

    Pharmakeus Ubik said, over 3 years ago

    A realistic assessment is good, but sometimes the beards do all grow longer.

  2. Stephanie  McMillan

    Stephanie McMillan GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    To eliminate capitalism, a revolutionary movement is going to have to fight – and defeat – their armed forces and overthrow their state. We have to break the shell to get to the economic core.

  3. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, over 3 years ago

    Read Eric Hofer, “The True Believer”.

  4. Miles Smalls

    Miles Smalls said, over 3 years ago

    Or you can end up with a job at the University of Illinois.

  5. Christinecedar

    Christinecedar said, over 3 years ago

    Nice to see my favourite twosome, Victoria and Bunnista, in a heated discussion Stephanie :)

  6. Trebuchet

    Trebuchet said, over 3 years ago

    The American Revolution began when the militias hopelessly stood up to the British Army. Their defiance encouraged the Continental Army (an arm of the Bristish Army) to join the cause. Only then did they have a chance to win.
    Defeating them may not have to be violent. If they refuse to harm their own people we win.

  7. Norman Baron

    Norman Baron GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    There aren’t any revolutionaries here. To be a revolutionary you have to blow stuff up. Nothing has blown up in months. The Russians didn’t use the Molotov cocktail as a cigarette lighter. Stephanie already got Otto, Chip and his lecherous old dad out of the picture, not to mention the maid and Niko. So lets trot out some new characters and see if they can do any better. Reality and fantasy seem hard to separate on this strip anyway. Not that that is necessarily a bad thing. Get a new crew, arm them or something and “once more into the breach.” This sitting around issuing platitudes is getting tiresome.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

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

    @Stephanie McMillan

    To eliminate Capitalism is to eliminate economics. The dead grayness of Socialism doesn’t work. Neither does the burning down fire of uncontrolled Capitalism either. Why you need a hybrid of both.

  9. Pete Rogan

    Pete Rogan GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Stephanie McMillan

    But you and your followers have the strength, resolve and staying power of tapioca, Stephanie. You can all be disposed of with one cup of warm milk.

  10. Trebuchet

    Trebuchet said, over 3 years ago

    All true. But the Militias alone would have lost the war early on. The Continental Army was a professional army and gave the cause a fighting chance. No it wasn’t quite enough on its own, but it made the chance of winning possible. I don’t discount the heavy French military support as the deciding factor (also there was some Spanish and Dutch primarily financial support). I merely point out that it was a game changer.

  11. Trebuchet

    Trebuchet said, over 3 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Rubbish. Capitalism is not synonymous with economics. Marx described something called a “productive communist enterprise” basically a democratically controlled worker owned co-operatve business. The guys in Silicon Valley have been doing this for years, but capitalists simply call them “entrepreneurs”.
    Check out a video lecture “Capitalism Hits the Fan” by Richard Wolff, and also his interview last week on PBS’s Moyers & Company. The first video I mentioned you can find also on Moyers’ site.

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