Mutt & Jeff by Bud Fisher

Mutt & Jeff

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  1. Estrelita Phillips

    Estrelita Phillips GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    I’m guessing the 50s on this one.

  2. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    That’s communism in a nutshell; except this world has never known true communism on a national level, only socialists who call themselves communists. . It’s also impractical, because greed, sloth and the obsession for power will always corrupt it.

  3. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, 12 months ago

    This is the first Mutt and Jeff strip I remember reading in the paper when was a kid.

  4. sammysock

    sammysock said, 12 months ago

    In the US today the government would take half and when Obamacare kicks in 90%.
    Sadly, I’m not joking!

  5. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Considering the great red scare, it’s amazing they got away with this one at the time! It’s true, there never has been a nation that practiced communism as KarlMarx described and prescribed. It’s always become a veil for totalitarianism. Yep, human will is weak. Mutt was giving into greed and deception right here. Marx was hugely naive to think his idea would actually work.

  6. IGoPogo4

    IGoPogo4 said, 12 months ago

    @Simon_Jester

    Cool simon! Any guesstimate as to a time frame you can share with us? Communism was no joking matter for quite a while.

    My father worked for the US Government and caused quite a stir when he wore a novelty “University of Moscow” tee shirt to a Division picnic in the early 60’s.

  7. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! said, 12 months ago

    The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of someone else’s money.

  8. notsooldguy

    notsooldguy said, 12 months ago

    I don’t think Karl Marx considered the effect of communism on intangibles like incentive and creativity. Or as others have said above, the lure of power and totalitarianism. He completely ignored the “human” factor. Thanks, Karl. How many millions have lived in misery because of your hare-brained scheme?

  9. derry o'sullivan

    derry o'sullivan GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Sharer and Slayer alike…

  10. Kris Jackson

    Kris Jackson said, 12 months ago

    This sort of illustrates the old joke, “Under capitalism, man oppresses man, but under communism, it’s the other way around.”

  11. Number Three

    Number Three said, 12 months ago

    Oh no, Jeff…. What did you do THIS time?

    LOL xxx

  12. EdFenster

    EdFenster GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @notsooldguy

    Not to mention, died in misery.

  13. Tyrnn

    Tyrnn said, 12 months ago

    I remember an experiment in school I heard about, where the teacher taught the fallacies of Communism by having a shared grade on tests. The smarter kids were upset they got Cs for their perfect papers, and the slackers did even >less< work the longer it went on. The smart kids stopped caring, and the class average plummeted to Fs rather quickly.

  14. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson said, 12 months ago

    Reminds me of a few Abbott and Costello routines, where Bud tries to cheat Lou but winds up being cheated instead.

  15. derry o'sullivan

    derry o'sullivan GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Kris Jackson

    I like it!

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