Based on the true story of a UFO cult that talked to reptilian space lords via a ouija board. I am so not kidding.
Q:I don't approve of any form of terrorism, but wouldn't you agree that 'radical Islam' is EXACTLY how Christians behaved in the Crusades?
Yes I do. That was the reason I started “Western Civilization” off in the Crusades. Christianity still has its elements of hate; Westboro Baptist Church and the KKK are a couple of examples. Just yesterday, there was a bombing at a NAACP office here in the States.
Today’s attack on the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo, in retaliation for their editorial cartoons, ended with 12 dead in Paris.
From Huffington Post:
Masked gunmen attacked the Paris offices of satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, killing 12 people before fleeing.
French security forces launched a major manhunt in the capital after the gunmen fled the scene of the attack, The Guardian reported. Police are searching for two brothers from the Paris region and another man from the northern French city of Reims in connection with the attack, a police source told Reuters.
The attackers stormed Charlie Hebdo’s Paris newsroom during an editorial meeting and began firing indiscriminately, police and prosecutors said. Witnesses told police that the gunmen shouted “we have avenged the prophet," according to Agence France-Presse. Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Corinne Rey said the gunmen spoke to her in fluent French and claimed to represent al Qaeda. The gunmen called out some of the victims’ names, she told Reuters.
Today’s cartoon speaks to a starting point of Fundamentalist Islam vs. Western Civilization during the Crusades. It highlights the static nature of Fundamentalist Islam, a relic of the Iron Age, to modern day Earth.
As Islam has yet to have a reformation on the scale of Christianity, in many ways, it is still stuck in the Iron Age with Western Civilization quickly outpacing it, albeit with frequent ups and downs while experiencing spectacular advances and clutching horrors, but with each step, further separating itself from the Crusades and the Iron Age.
Now, as humanity continues toward a world of atheism over mythology, Fundamentalist Islam’s continues to appear out of touch and more so with every terrorist attack perpetrated in the name of Mohammad and/or Allah.
Today, Fundamentalist Islam fights with guns, bombs for their terrorist efforts. Western Civilization is now just learning a new tool to fight back; social media.
Today, the 28th of December, 2014, marks the end of the Afghanistan War.
There our soldiers toiled, bled and died, yet we seem to treat the vets of that theater as an afterthought.
Back in 2006, maybe 2007, I would regularly attend an informal coffee clutch with like-minded individuals. Well, one wasn’t so like-minded. When discussing the wisdom of conducting war in the Middle East, I brought up the waste of American lives at the hands of a wrongful Bush policy. One person spoke up and said about our new military recruits, that met a quick death in the Middle East, “they knew what they were getting into when they enlisted.” In one phrase, she placed the blame of the deaths of our soldiers ON our soldiers. This person has no remorse, no sympathy over the destroyed lives and carnage that was happening in our collective American name.
I almost fucking hit them.
Anyway, the quote of Dick “Redacted” Cheney in the strip is contributed to this person’s callous disregard of human life.
If you watch Fox News for any length of time, you will see many of the talking heads speaking about the “War On Christmas,” telling how “liberals” are trying to steal the traditions of Christmas.
But let’s go back to the REAL beginning of the tradition… Pagans.
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The thing I find laughable about today’s GOP talking points is how Obama should chill his heels and WAIT for the new Congress to come to him to tell him what to do.
Obama wasted YEARS on waiting for the GOP’s temper tantrums to somehow magically end. Since he began using his Executive power, that Bush/Cheney GREATLY expanded, now the GOP are telling the President he is sabotaging future relations with the them.
Republicans; they be so high!
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Yes boys and girls, TCD is back after a burn-out induced hiatus.
I hope you enjoy the new strips and the new format as much as I do.
I chose Tumblr over Wordpress because of the excellent community here on Tumblr and the viral nature of it all. There are a lot of amazing artists here and I hope I don’t drag the quality of art down too far.
Please forgive in advance.