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Re: Best Political Cartoons
« Reply #5940 on: October 05, 2018, 10:12:22 pm »
Well, yeah males can be victims of sexual assault too. Still, it doesn't piss me off. Guess I don't take it personally.

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Re: Best Political Cartoons
« Reply #5941 on: October 11, 2018, 02:24:55 am »
Did davedan post this one already? Because it's another glorious, glorious Garrison.

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Re: Best Political Cartoons
« Reply #5942 on: October 11, 2018, 09:39:41 am »
I love how Garrison makes Drumpf look like a miniboss from a Yakuza game.  Ya know, the kinda guy that either gets beaten into mulch by Kiryu or cut into pieces by Majima before we figure out who the big bad guy is.
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Re: Best Political Cartoons
« Reply #5943 on: Today at 05:56:23 pm »
The thing about Garrison is that he can be relied upon to parrot current right wing talking points, in this one that the US is not a democracy but a Republic, and that democracy itself is bad:

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« Reply #5944 on: Today at 07:23:25 pm »
I have to wonder if these people who parrot the "republic not a democracy" talking point actually know the context.

Way way back in the late 18th century, "democracy" meant "direct democracy" (think ancient Athens) and "republic" meant "representative democracy" (think all democratic countries today--Switzerland's probably the closest to a direct democracy, but there are important checks on the power of the voters as a legislative body). Athenian democracy was essentially mob rule, and Madison et al were desperate to avoid that (see, for instance, Federalist No. 55). Hence they set up a republic (ie a representative democracy) specifically to hold the power of the mob in check. (Hence why the President is elected indirectly and the Senate was initially also elected indirectly.)

So technically the people who say "republic not a democracy" are right, if you're 225 years behind in your definitions.
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It doesn't concern you, Sister, that kind of absolutist view of the universe? Right and wrong determined solely by a single all-knowing, all powerful being whose judgment cannot be questioned and in whose name the most horrendous acts can be sanctioned without appeal?

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Being required by someone else’s religious beliefs to behave contrary to one’s sexual identity is degrading and disrespectful.