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Paul Szep

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  1. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago

    “Like most your drawings, please tell us who you are quoting.”

    For you, me, and others who will follow who didn’t know either:

    Tamburlaine the Great, Part I. Act II. Scene iv. By Christopher Marlowe.

  2. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 3 years ago

    Genesis outlines the first happenstance of war. Before agriculture war did not exist. Men would get angry and kill, but war had to wait until agriculture gave society something to want.
    Enough food led to larger groups, tribes numbering into the hundreds, and war became possible.
    Simplified but essentially how it went.

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago

    The actual quote from the play is spoken by Mycetes: “Accurs’d be he that first invented war!”

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    WaPo had a gallery of images of war, and the impact on children, similar to the ‘toon. Thinking of the “children” of wars in the Middle East, who are now full adults, some even now grandparents, who’ve never known real peace, and we ask, “Why do they hate us?”???

    The situation of course in Africa, as depicted by the ’toon, brings another continent into the picture. So much of the “third world” is what the “1st world” made of it. Something to do with the tragedy that they have resources “westerners” covet.

    Yep, Cain kicked the can down the road.

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