Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. somebodyshort

    somebodyshort said, over 1 year ago

    HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

  2. JoanHelen

    JoanHelen said, over 1 year ago

    Thank you, Jan Eliot, for your tribute to our beautiful country. Today is a very important day in South Africa. The 16th June commemorates the death of Hector Pietersen, a 13-year old schoolboy who was killed by the South African police in 1976. The African school children were portesting against the enforcement of learning Afrikaans as the first medium of instruction in high school. That day and the events that followed marked the beginning of the end of apartheid in South Africa.

  3. SCOTTtheBADGER

    SCOTTtheBADGER GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The US has the greatest population of Great Whites, due to the huge rebound in seal populations after the Marine Mammal Act.

  4. Zero-Gabriel

    Zero-Gabriel said, over 1 year ago

    You know…


    The bird flying overhead and the two of them looking down into the pool than jumping out (if it wasn’t for the shark-fin) gave me another impression…

  5. Arachnidia

    Arachnidia said, over 1 year ago

    @JoanHelen

    The black African school children were protesting against the enforcement of learning Afrikaans as the first medium of instruction in high school. They protested by burning down their schools. That’s why they are known as the lost generation. What an achievment, what an victory over the hated white establishment.
    I can’t see how it could be an important day for South Africa when at that date a 13-year old boy was shot by the police whlie he was burning down his school.
    He committed just one of the crimes, which were committed during these years.

  6. JoanHelen

    JoanHelen said, over 1 year ago

    @Arachnidia

    You have edited my post; Hector Pieterson was 13 years’ old, he was shot in the back while running away from the police. I don’t know what country you live in, but if you are American you cannot believe that it is right for armed police to shoot a child in the back because he wanted a basic human right; the right of equal education. The black children of South Africa were given a very inferior education during the apartheid era of South Africa, as were the Indian and coloured children. The white children were given free text books and the best education whilst children of other races were given a very sub-standard education because the apartheid government was a totalitarian regime. I am a white South African and I remember the shock that I and many other white South Africans felt when we read the news head lines the next day. Our press was also gagged and the liberal press was prevnted from publishing the truth. My own daughter was 13 at the time and it is an event that has shaped her life. She is a very successful investigative journalist and has won many international awards for her work in this field

  7. Jean

    Jean said, over 1 year ago

    @Zero-Gabriel

    plus the little bubbles over her head……

  8. Jean

    Jean said, over 1 year ago

    @Arachnidia

    and @ JoanHelen, please leave the politics out of the comics……..

  9. MadYank

    MadYank said, over 1 year ago

    @JoanHelen

    The BAD part is that ANY child was shot, in the back or elsewhere, while fleeing Police after committing ARSON – possibly of an inhabited structure (I don’t know if school was in session at the time or not) – which is an Egregious FELONY!
    In most civilized nations, an egregious felony is a First-Class Citizen’s Arrest crime, where ANY CITIZEN, not just police officers, are REQUIRED to use ANY MEANS, up to and including DEADLY FORCE, to apprehend persons seen committing the crimes.
    Not authorized – REQUIRED.
    And there is NO age limit on the perpetrators of an Egregious Felony.
    I’m sorry young Mr. Pieterson was killed at 13 – but IF he was the ARSONIST of that school, he asked for it, he got it. Arson IS a capital crime, and there IS no justification.
    EVER.

  10. cholomanaba

    cholomanaba said, over 1 year ago

    @JoanHelen

    Do not bother or get upset at Arachnidia, she lives in US or a colony, where crazy gunmen, bullies and guns are made each hour of the day. and that is spread like a disease all over the world. Don’t expect a nutcase to realize how sick it is.

  11. yardlet6

    yardlet6 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @MadYank

    There was no justification for Sharpesville,the Rivionia trial or apartheid either. Let me give you some facts. During apartheid Africans could not vote, have their own house, own a business, have a say in the way that they were treated. They were second class citizens in their own country. When they started to speak out they were arrested, beaten or killed. No matter what you feel that two wrongs don’t make a right, you have to fight to be treated like a human being by a so-called Christian nation that says otherwise. Reading assignment:Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane. That will tell you what it was like to be black in South Africa during that time.

  12. mrssaskfan

    mrssaskfan said, over 1 year ago

    It’s very disturbing that Americans still think a crime against property (arson — if indeed it was) should deserve summary capital punishment (i.e., murder, lynching, etc.) The students weren’t burning down state of the art colleges — their schools were probably long past the date they should have been bulldozed and replaced.

  13. BobBlumenfeld

    BobBlumenfeld said, over 1 year ago

    @JoanHelen

    Somehow I think Jan wasn’t intending to get political in today’s strip. Please leave your political comments to news blogs, where they (sometimes) belong.

  14. BobBlumenfeld

    BobBlumenfeld said, over 1 year ago

    @Arachnidia

    As I said to JoanHelen:

    Somehow I think Jan wasn’t intending to get political in today’s strip. Please leave your political comments to news blogs, where they (sometimes) belong.

  15. BobBlumenfeld

    BobBlumenfeld said, over 1 year ago

    @MadYank

    I’m tempted to answer your comment, but then I’d be contributing to the politicization of this area.

    Somehow I think Jan wasn’t intending to get political in today’s strip. Please leave your political comments to news blogs, where they (sometimes) belong.

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