Re: Violence? A 5% gratuity is considered polite...

From: Andy Hill <>
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 1995 07:31:55 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 27 Apr 1995, Felix Lee wrote:

> Andy Hill:
> > Yes. Exactly. Too many cartoons etc teaching people to be McSheep,
> > and we all know what happens to sheep.
> umm, they die? don't wolves die too? :)

     Heh. Yep, wolves die too, but they die with some honour. Sheep just
die. The difference is more noticeable to some than others. I won't
stray too far from the path here, but T-Bone and Razor see something
wrong, and fix it. Simple. (Aaah! Ross Perot imitation!). I tend to do
that too (I get lots of black eyes breaking up fights). Over-government
is a pet peeve, but essentially it boils down to this:

     T-Bone and Razor didn't follow Feral's stupid order to break off the
pursuit of DarkKat, because they recognized the order for what it was -
stupid - and they knew better. They didn't just turn off their brains
because someone was telling them what's good for them. They thought
independently, came up with a viable alternative they knew was right, and
pursued it being fully aware of the possible consequences, and accepted
them when they occurred. The "McSheep" thing I had in mind,
specifically, is some of the 'toons out there that hit you over the head
with the message to do the Orwellian thing and "obey" this, that and the
other without giving it a second thought. The extension of this is that
simply because people see something given as a "moral" at the end of a
cartoon, they accept it as a fact simply because they assume whoever got
it on the air is smarter and more well-equipped to think than themselves.
Question to illustrate: the media and the Government have a major impact
on how most citizenry thinks - Razor and T-Bone are undeniably a force
for good, but do they listen to everything the "authorities" say without
questioning? No. This is what will keep them out of the long lines for
the gas-chamber the next time Nazis roll around, can't say the same for
the McSheep.

Andy (gotta stop these novelized responses to one-sentence posts..)

Received on Thu Apr 27 1995 - 10:56:27 PDT

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