Sigh. We always have to blame someone no matter what.
In the late 1950s my parents often had relatives over in the summer. And after supper, my uncles usually played pinochle for a while, then sat outside on the porch below my bedroom window, smoking and drinking beer.
Strictly speaking, we have now only the Chinese communists, now. But they are still a big topic of conversation. Russia is bothersome, too. And … racial matters still exist. But diseases seem to be a new big worry. In the 1950s, the word “pandemic” was not constantly a word in the news.
I predict it will be a familiar word in use a while longer, and also periodically applicable in the future.
You were doing well until the last panel. Why don’t we fix problems instead of creating them?
and in the u.s. there’s the added twist that many think it’s okay to shoot anyone they disagree with…
“It is easier to destroy knowledge, Ignosi, than to gather it.“ — H. Rider Haggard, book King Solomon’s Mines (1885), Chapter 15, “Good Falls Sick”
“As a matter of cosmic history, it has always been easier to destroy than to create.” Spock, Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan"
Well, that sharp right turn was unexpected. But too damnably true.
Sort of answered his own question.