Minimum Security by Stephanie McMillan

Minimum Security

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  1. rick scott

    rick scott GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Steffi’s beloved socialists and communists do the same thing, only without the benefit to the citizens. The US of A has not engaged in a war of expansion since the 1800s. A capitalist society allows each individual to make his/her way in life. If you get an education, work hard and manage your money, you will get the things you want. And if you don’t, Uncle Sam will give you a standard of living which would be the envy of half the world’s people. And you don’t have to lift a finger to get it.

  2. Olongapojoe

    Olongapojoe GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    For once Stephanie has it a little bit right. If the USA decides to attack Syria without UN buy in, it is totally wrong and Obama will not be anymore right than Bush was in attacking Iraq.

  3. Lenin Out of the Box

    Lenin Out of the Box said, about 3 years ago

    Ooo – Clausewitz. On that, Carl would undoubtedly agree. However, the rest might offer confusion.
    What is a “non” capitalist state? How would it react so differently? And why?
    Since when has any society not tried to take advantage of the others around it? If not to conquer and oppress, at the very least to strengthen their own position and future.
    Where is this altruism of which this strip implies?
    Why does the author gravity work on planets, but, implied, not for people, rocks, and things? If gravity applies equally to all, state all. Why point to one and one alone?

  4. Lenin Out of the Box

    Lenin Out of the Box said, about 3 years ago

    This is the great weakness of the strip. It can find condemnation in every corner, but it has no exemplar to uphold. In showing wrong it presumes a right but on said podium shines no light.
    Perhaps because in drafting our perfect societies we find their imperfections with disturbing ease. And in knowing those flaws, must come to grips with truths that will not change, no matter our intention or Will.
    Sometimes, we must look in a mirror and admit ‘This is not good.’ And while we might change this or that, there will always be a core beyond our reach, and with this we must come to terms. Much is life.

  5. Night-Gaunt49

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

    Capitalism, the paying of wages for labor isn’t inherently bad. There are modified kinds of Capitalism, and if you use currency, you are capitalist. Even in nature there are mutual aid which is much more prevalent than either parasitism or predation. Mutual Aid is the best way to live in symbiosis and as a group. This idea of hyper individualism is a way to destroy our strengths as a group. Creates atomitism and civil war.
    In Europe, UK, Canada and USA a mixture of Socialism and Capitalism has served us well. Should we go too far into Socialism we lose the freedom and creativity. Go too far to Capitalism, we lose social structure, and the society becomes cut throat and cruel.

  6. Lenin Out of the Box

    Lenin Out of the Box said, about 3 years ago

    Capitalism is technically defined as business conducted through the private sector, as opposed to that run and controlled by a government. In the broader context of socialist philosophy, the definition expands to cover what is – essentially – the exploitation of the weak by the powerful.
    Thus, in self-styled “socialist” countries, one sees the application of a sense of moral fairness to the affairs of economy and private life. At least, so spakes the literature and promo materials from the PR department.

  7. Lenin Out of the Box

    Lenin Out of the Box said, about 3 years ago

    Whether it’s true or not and works as presented is another matter. Two paths can lead to the same destination; that the traveler arrives is not proof he took one and not the other. More, he can tell you he took the high road when, in fact, it was the lower and he none the wiser.
    And then there’s the matter of viewpoint.

  8. Lenin Out of the Box

    Lenin Out of the Box said, about 3 years ago

    The clownfish lies within the anemone. The fish protects its claim and receives protection in return. Mutually beneficial? Possibly, but are they equal in their exchange? How do you quantify that equality? Or its lack?
    A man gives labor to one who lacks. The profits of the enterprise are shared – a mutality of benefit. Is it unfairly weighted? How is that different from the fish? If the balance does NOT balance, does not one exploit the other? And to exploit, there must be unfairness in the measure. And if the interests are not equal nor completely mutual, then does not one have advantage over the other? And why would the actor in the superior position forbear from exercising that strength?

  9. Lenin Out of the Box

    Lenin Out of the Box said, about 3 years ago

    Those with power rule. Those without do not.
    Create whatever system you will; it cannot unwrite the fundamental rule.

  10. Olongapojoe

    Olongapojoe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Well said. Horrible situation, but anything we do would just make it worse. Trouble is Obama has painted himself into a corner with his “red line” talk.

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