Comic 143 - 5.5.19

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Chippewa Ghost 21st Nov 2017, 9:01 PM edit delete
Chippewa Ghost
In case you were wondering why this crowd wasn't chock full of cameos...

edit: This work flagged V! for state-sponsored violence

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Cooke 21st Nov 2017, 9:13 PM edit delete reply
Cooke
Dudes be brutal.
Chippewa Ghost 21st Nov 2017, 10:22 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
You know, there's an argument to be made that totally overwhelming violence is more humane in that less lives are lost to achieve the desired aims of a conquering force.

...or maybe they're just sadistic pricks.
Cooke 21st Nov 2017, 11:32 PM edit delete reply
Cooke
Depends historically too. Violence was good sport in the dark ages. They went on brutal conquests just because sometimes.
The idea af quick and brutal to save more lives in the long run can be viewed through our more modern morality lense in justification. Outside of that, play your cards right and it can have vast tactical advantage.
Guest 22nd Nov 2017, 1:09 AM edit delete reply
What? Excessive force is "more humane?" Why are you trolling this time, need us to give you some angry retort quotes? If that's what you're after here's one that might work:

"Do you really believe excessive force is more humane? Prove it, go lie down and bite the kerb, I'll put on some boots and be "humane" to you."
Chippewa Ghost 22nd Nov 2017, 7:25 AM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
To use the military equivalent of Godwin's law, there's a fair argument that using nukes on Japan dramatically lowered the ultimate body count.

This is an old argument that's been used to justify massive force from the Persians to the Persian Gulf War, and no, it has never suggested that there's no casualties in a military action.
anonymous coward 22nd Nov 2017, 10:03 PM edit delete reply
Stopping xenophobic, imperialist Japan from WW2 committing more genocide is an embarrassingly low moral hurdle. Even committing less genocide than they would becomes preferable by the standard of the final tallies of murder, rape, enslavement and theft, excusing the use of NBC. If someone wants to raise the idea of excessive force being more humane to a principle, I insist on asking how well it would have worked to prevent the colonial wars of secession splitting apart the British Empire (particularly the withdrawals of India and the US from the empire), and how well it would have worked on either side of the Second Indochina War.
Guest 21st Nov 2017, 11:58 PM edit delete reply
The usually funny Andrew Meyer quote in the middle of a page of brutality. I approve of your referencing, and your comedic timing, but I might be a speaking for a very small niche group on the comedy.
NeilKapit 22nd Nov 2017, 1:10 AM edit delete reply
NeilKapit
America, even when descending straight into hell, still has time for a star wars reference or two
Chippewa Ghost 22nd Nov 2017, 7:17 AM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Arguably that was one of Lucas's themes in Star Wars, the onset of the dark times.
Stever 22nd Nov 2017, 9:32 AM edit delete reply
Stever
Great montage of contemporary violence. ;D
Microraptor 22nd Nov 2017, 1:33 PM edit delete reply
Microraptor
Those troopers won't win the Nobel Peace Prize any time soon... (Not that they would care, I guess...)
Chippewa Ghost 23rd Nov 2017, 12:03 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
You know that Alfred Nobel got rich by peddling explosives, explosives that were used against civilians, right?

And no, they most certainly weren't in the running for that prize.
Microraptor 23rd Nov 2017, 6:36 PM edit delete reply
Microraptor
Yep, a premature obituary (What did they write at his actual death then? "Alfred Nobel died, for real this time!"?) famously called him the "merchant of death" because of this, and Nobel's motivation for establishing this whole peace prize thing was basically that he was rather bummed out about the notion that this would be his only legacy. (Kinda like a real life Ebenezer Scrooge.)
Seabiscuit 23rd Nov 2017, 10:49 AM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Oh OUCH.... All dem cracks...
Chippewa Ghost 27th Nov 2017, 10:41 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Thanks for feeling it. This is one of those cases where tear gas may have been a more tactful option.
AmeliaP 27th Nov 2017, 6:09 AM edit delete reply
AmeliaP
Just like home country :P
ProfEtheric 2nd Oct 2018, 7:27 AM edit delete reply
ProfEtheric
Oh Jeebus...

This page is beyond brutal...
Chippewa Ghost 2nd Oct 2018, 8:16 AM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
You... don’t watch a lot of TV, do you, Prof?

These are all screen caps from kids’ shows.



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