Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller

Non Sequitur

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  1. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, about 4 years ago

    It still takes a couple of decades before that really sinks in.

  2. chireef

    chireef GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    is that Romney then?

  3. Downundergirl

    Downundergirl said, about 4 years ago

    BRILLIANT! Love this one Wiley!

  4. RogueLeader

    RogueLeader said, about 4 years ago

    It’s still unfair, but in his or her favor.

  5. rogue53

    rogue53 said, about 4 years ago

    Sure would be nice to read a comic, or anything for that matter without it turning into some political name calling. Can we give it a rest here? Please?

  6. Varnes

    Varnes said, about 4 years ago

    Pretty good readers for that age…..

  7. Varnes

    Varnes said, about 4 years ago

    For some reason, when they grow up, it sounds more like whining……….

  8. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Being I was born at home, I never got to see that sign… how different my life would have been…ho hum…..

  9. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    I think it starts WAAAY before you’re born…
    It starts before you were conceived.
    In fact, before your grandparents were conceived…

    But like Varnes said, the crying babies are awfully good readers…

    Does that mean the smart or educated ones start whining earlier about the inequity….
    and the ones who can’t read can stay blissfully ignorant for a while?

    That would explain some things.

  10. JohnnyDiego

    JohnnyDiego said, about 4 years ago

    And then you die.

  11. Lunatic

    Lunatic said, about 4 years ago

    A better choice would have been to post the lyrics to Richard & Linda Thompson’s “The End of the Rainbow”.

  12. Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist (Justice For Michael_wme!)

    Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist (Justice For Michael_wme!) said, about 4 years ago

    Baby, baby, baby don’t you cry
    Mama’s gonna leave you a trust fund
    Daddy’s got millions in the bank
    Your world will be as you want it
    All the way till you die.

  13. roctor

    roctor said, about 4 years ago

    Pity the babies that were fashion statements and not a lifestyle change.

  14. James

    James said, about 4 years ago

    Pretty sure life was unfair even before that point, too.

  15. cdward

    cdward said, about 4 years ago

    Ah, the question of fairness. When my kids say, “That’s not fair!” what they usually mean is, “I don’t like it.” However, there is a question of fairness that means something real in the world. In a 1-mile race, for example, it is unfair to give one competitor a half-mile lead over the others. In the early days of this country, we considered it unfair for the nobility to claim special privileges simply because they were born into the nobility. We felt that each person, given an equal start in life, ought to have a chance to make their own way. There is no such thing, of course, as an equal start in life. When one child is born into a poor family – even a hardworking poor family – they don’t have the chance for dance classes, ballet, gymnastics – even swimming lessons. They don’t have the opportunity to go to the better schools (or tutors, if they need them). They don’t get access to the most advanced technology. And they don’t get the networking others grow up with.
    Is that fair? No, of course not. We live today in a world very little different from the European peerage model we eschewed back then. Our wealthiest are, for all intents and purposes, our nobility, enjoying advantages most can’t even dream of – because they are born into it, not because they earned it. Yes, some brilliant and ambitious poor make it up the ladder – but they have to be more brilliant and more ambitious than their wealthier counterparts. Frankly, most people just aren’t that smart, even if they are hardworking.
    So…fair? It ain’t going to happen in this country. If you want fair, try Denmark. Their gap between wealthiest and poorest is surprisingly small.

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