Tom Toles by Tom Toles

Tom Toles

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  1. Gary McSpook

    Gary McSpook said, over 1 year ago

    The inhuman race.

  2. Marc Farnum Rendino

    Marc Farnum Rendino said, over 1 year ago

    Thanks for skipping yet another “war” reference!

  3. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Humanity would be great if it wasn’t for all the people.

  4. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 1 year ago

    The 35 or 40 murders which are committed every day in the United States are ignored as so much “background noise.” But something rare and unusual like this gets our attention, perhaps because most of the rest are “personal” and we can somehow imagine ourselves safe from such attacks. No one can imagine himself safe from this sort of thing.

  5. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    I’m really trying to not have an argument on this day, but what has anything got to do with racism?

  6. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, over 1 year ago

    Awesome response by the public.
    I saw the footage, and the crowd surged TOWARD the explosions, to see how they could assist the fallen.
    It must be the reason why so few were killed, despite the ghastly injuries.

    These are the times I (a foreigner) vehemently salute the USA and Americans.

  7. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, over 1 year ago

    Of course there’s not finish line if that’s what you define the fight against!
    This always comes as a surprise to men like Toles.
    Our founders knew human nature always has an evil streak, always will.
    “The battle line in the was of Good Vs. Evil runs through the heart of every man” - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
    That’s why we have all those cumbersome checks and balances.
    Terror is a tactic used by many -Isms.
    We don’t know who the the terrorist were this time, but if we find it runs true to form, recent years it has been mostly used by one common united enemy fighting one common war across much of the globe.
    Until we name that enemy (rather than an abstract noun referencing the tactic he happens to deploy) we won’t know who to fight, how to fight, whether we are winning or losing, or have won or lost.
    Iraq, Afghanistan, Darfur, Sudan, Mali are battlefronts, not separate wars. Wake up. For some time now that 1 enemy has been fighting:
    World War Three.

  8. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, over 1 year ago

    @Nos Nevets

    Don’t know why that part was crossed out.:

    “The battleline between good and evil runs through the heart of every man.”

    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

  9. Mexícano

    Mexícano said, over 1 year ago


    ¿Oye pendejo, are you suggesting that migrant farm workers were responsible for the marathon bombing? Parece que Timothy McVeigh was one of the biggest migrant criminals in history. Oh, wait…¿He was born here? ¡Cabron!

  10. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Ok, folks! Time to run background checks on everyone purchasing a pressure cooker….

  11. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 1 year ago


    I think Ima is trying to blame the bombing on Muslims or other foreigners being “racist” by attacking Americans. Or maybe I’m just cynically basing that interpretation on his past habit of making disgusting, hate-filled, and uninformed comments, and applying it to this admittedly vague one.

  12. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 1 year ago

    Oh, and onguard, it’s not a “War” on terrorism. Wars are for state opponents, or opponents you have some respect for. This should be regarded as a police action against criminals. “Struggle against terrorism,” as in the cartoon, is a reasonable phrase.

  13. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, over 1 year ago


    “Wars are for state opponents”.
    Not World War Three.
    It is often said “Generals fight the last war.” We suffer that same syndrome.
    We try to understand the present conflict in terms of the recent past.
    Part of our problem is that for the past few centuries wars in Western Civilization have indeed been nation-states or kings.
    Also, the west has separated church & state.

    In WW3, the enemy is found within many nations, but those same nations have elements or governments opposed to the enemy.
    It is a mix of religion and politics. It crosses boundaries. Alliances are informal. I would call them Violent Jihadists.

    ARodney goes on and alternately defined “war” as “for opponents you have some respect for.”

    I suggest Violent Jihadists deserve that respect, in the same sense that Hitler did.

    It’s a different kind of war, but until we name it, we can’t hope to win it.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    A war on terror is an oxymoron. War is terror. So terror for terror is real and the USA dishes it out to whole countries. Just look at Iraq. We left in far worse shape than it was from before 1990.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @Nos Nevets

    The USA makes a better Nazi Germany in the way it wages global war on terror. (GWOT) Only it is the American tropes not German ones. The Torture and mass murder still goes on.

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