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It won’t change. We had the same euphoria in ‘08 and ’16 (though with different groups). “This time we have found our Savior!” No, we haven’t. The country is divided. For example, a large part of the electorate thinks the election was stolen—whether it was or not, that many think it was means that American democracy is seriously damaged at best. Yet the response to these divisions is not to discuss matters rationally and charitably, but to suppress the other side, and this would have happened no matter who won.
Linguistics says you have to have the full context behind a communication to understand it. This is a low-context environment, and I don’t propose to provide much personal context. However, if you consider my ordinary posts, they tend to be jokey, though I am serious about theological issues. I have dinged people for injecting politics where it isn’t germane, but I admit this isn’t a very political comment section. So you might consider that something unusual has occurred, and perhaps unusual latitude might be granted.
I don’t believe I could explain my reaction, though the trigger was really more cultural and societal than political. I wasn’t looking for something to bark at; I was actually looking for laughingkitty’s “Today is” post, which is ordinarily the only comment here that I read.
Still, your reply was kinder than some, and seems genuinely inquisitive rather than condemnatory, so thank you.
I like this comic, and I used to enjoy the comments. But here as elsewhere, people just have to drag politics in. I’m sick and tired of it. At the very least, I’m probably going to blow off the comments section, which is mostly good with toxic lumps. But I think I may just bail. This was a good neighborhood once.
It’s other people copying his work that bugs him.
Don’t involve me!
“This message is for the owner of a pack of robots whose warranty is about to expire….”
Panel 2 is unrealistic. The cat would be on his face.
Also true in real life. You don’t find many people who are evil for its own sake. Hitler, Stalin, etc. all thought they were the good guy. This explains politics.
That would be @Gent. He’s quicker than he looks.
Your cinematic reference made my head spin. I hate when that happens!