Comments on: Page Five http://underlingcomic.com/page-five/ Updated Fridays. Usually. Mon, 21 May 2018 03:08:39 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.10 By: Zimriel http://underlingcomic.com/page-five/comment-page-1/#comment-7168 Tue, 30 May 2017 04:13:41 +0000 http://underlingcomic.com/?p=49#comment-7168 There are a few issues going on here. As I type this on Memorial Day 2017.

Veterans of some of these Blowing Up Third World Countries wars know that they were *not* there to blow up third-world countries. They were there to protect potential first-worlders from evil. In Indochina, that evil was the Khmer Rouge; in Iraq, Al-Qaeda In Iraq which later became the Islamic State. We can argue about the justice of the cause, or whether US involvement did more harm than good (I’d point to Cambodia here) but what we can’t do is to be snide about it, which is what the Blowing Up Third World Countries meme is – it’s snide. And it makes us not like the main character.

“But spend it on muh education” also stinks as an argument on account that we do, in fact, spend a LOT on education. Which gets drained away on administration, on students who aren’t citizens, on mismanagement, on just plain embezzlement. (This is the point in the argument where I usually get called a racist, or some Current Year code thereof like “alt right”, for reminding our readers that non-citizens are not part of the social-contract, by definition.)

Also, there are a number of webcomics out there which have introduced hamfisted moral sermons to the detriment of the story. Usually it’s feminism or transgenderism though, not foreign-policy or fiscal-policy.

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By: Kage Neco http://underlingcomic.com/page-five/comment-page-1/#comment-6947 Tue, 07 Oct 2014 02:01:43 +0000 http://underlingcomic.com/?p=49#comment-6947 he’s one of the Kurta! get kuripika! HunterXHunter!

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By: xscythe7x http://underlingcomic.com/page-five/comment-page-1/#comment-4827 Mon, 30 May 2011 23:12:42 +0000 http://underlingcomic.com/?p=49#comment-4827 lol no that just makes him a normal denizen of the internet haha

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By: xscythe7x http://underlingcomic.com/page-five/comment-page-1/#comment-4826 Mon, 30 May 2011 23:11:33 +0000 http://underlingcomic.com/?p=49#comment-4826 I certainly am not of the trollish or just dicky type who is going to complain about someone posting their opinions on the internet LE GASP! And I certainly see no reason to insult the author.

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By: approvedjunk http://underlingcomic.com/page-five/comment-page-1/#comment-2614 Sun, 03 Oct 2010 07:41:27 +0000 http://underlingcomic.com/?p=49#comment-2614 Ooo..does this mean that you aren’t afraid to bring up controversial issues or insult people? Cause that makes you even more awesome that you don’t care what random people on the internet say!

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By: AriannaAine http://underlingcomic.com/page-five/comment-page-1/#comment-2573 Mon, 27 Sep 2010 18:22:46 +0000 http://underlingcomic.com/?p=49#comment-2573 Oh, and I thought I would point out I wholeheartedly agree with Lazarus, though I’m probably not as…hrm, I’ll say ‘violent’ about it. Also, saying the ruling class is underfunding education in an effort to intentionally prevent those in the lower classes from questioning their rule is pessimistic at best.

Is it obvious I’m a socialist? ^_^”

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By: AriannaAine http://underlingcomic.com/page-five/comment-page-1/#comment-2572 Mon, 27 Sep 2010 18:17:07 +0000 http://underlingcomic.com/?p=49#comment-2572 21/12/12 Winter Solstice. Although really this end-of-the-world stuff is so over-exaggerated. Really the world will just return to the influences of the first age, which the Mayans believed would trigger an era of harmony. These doomsayers need to commit to more thorough research instead of relying on spotty translations and guesswork, but I suppose people do like a good doomsday.

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By: Din182 http://underlingcomic.com/page-five/comment-page-1/#comment-2132 Mon, 23 Aug 2010 02:44:46 +0000 http://underlingcomic.com/?p=49#comment-2132 2 things, number one I thought the end of the world was 12/12/12, not 21/12/12, I used to think it was that, but then every one told me it was the former, not the latter, and the comments are ridiculous, especially the earlier ones. It’s a COMIC, the views of the characters are not necessarily the same as the authors and if you don’t like it, read something else!

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By: Arque http://underlingcomic.com/page-five/comment-page-1/#comment-1691 Sun, 27 Jun 2010 05:15:11 +0000 http://underlingcomic.com/?p=49#comment-1691 Yeah, so I figure that makes this comic about December 21st then? Just guessing. Hahaha…

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By: David http://underlingcomic.com/page-five/comment-page-1/#comment-1625 Tue, 22 Jun 2010 21:45:02 +0000 http://underlingcomic.com/?p=49#comment-1625 As far as I’m aware, you’re the first. Congratulations! Nice catch 🙂

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