Phylum Democrata


This is several years old, but I just rediscovered a copy in my pictures file. For my money, Get Fuzzy is the funniest comic strip running. For those inclined to be offended, you need to read Get Fuzzy more often so you get the joke.

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4 Responses to Phylum Democrata

  1. ppnl says:

    Get fuzzy isn’t bad but XKCD is what funny is.

    Actually the cartoon has a lot to say about the different psychology of the different parties. Conservatives depend on an authoritarian psychology. This gives them strong social cohesion and loyalty. The failure mode is when the authority figure loses moral and intellectual leadership things can get real freaky. This is what George Bush did to the republican party. Not that it wasn’t going that way anyway. It seems like the republican party totally melts down every 30 years or so.

    Liberals value inclusiveness and dialog. This can easily turn into self flagellation and general wimpyness. Liberals seem to be in a constant state of partial meltdown.

  2. James K says:

    While libertarians are so individualistic that you can’t get more that 3 of us together without it turning into a huge argument.

  3. the innominate one says:

    I disagree with you, James K. It only requires two libertarians to start an argument. Like now, see? Self-fulfilling prophecy for the win!

    and that cartoon is awesome

  4. DensityDuck says:

    “Conservatives depend on an authoritarian psychology.”

    Like when we all agree to follow the climate scientists because they’re the authorities–oh, wait.

    Or when we all agree that Members of Congress deserve respect because they are, after all, the elected officials–oh, right, Pelosi, Kerry. Reid.

    Maybe it’s all those Tea Party types, suggesting that individual activity is too hazardous in a modern context and we should agree to let the government define the scope of acceptable action–actually, wait, that’s not what they’re saying at all.

    Or how about that Republican support for unions and collective bargaining, as opposed to individual skill and responsibility?

    I dunno, I’m just not seeing the dependence on authoritarian psychology.

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