Nerd By Northwest #196 – “There’s Always One…”

in COMIC BOOKS fan/pro5 months ago (edited)

Cam's first campaign rally is a splashing success...

Nerd By Northwest #196 – “There’s Always One…”
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So for context, Cam is what would probably be considered a 'voluntarist' or, by some definitions, an anarchist. Interesting note... "anarchism" is best defined as a society with rules, but without rulers. Quite a bit more nuanced and reasonable compared to the popular definition used by the media and politicians, huh?

As to the fourth rule Cam comes up with, that's based on an actual event. Many years ago some friends and I were having some late-night chow at the local Village Inn. While I was using the toilet, a couple drunk guys came into the bathroom and one of them asked the other, "what's that drain in the center of the floor for?". I had an unpleasant premonition of what was coming next, and sure enough from under the stall I could see a pair of shoes walk up to the center of the bathroom and a stream of urine splashing directly on the drain instead of the urinal.

After about 5-10 seconds I said "What the ****?". Not knowing anyone else was in there, the two panicked and left. I know it's a bit cruel to interrupt someone in "mid-stream"... but hey, he had it coming... 😁


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We tend to need rules because people are dumb. UK government says people should use 'common sense' regarding coronavirus, but then their own friends and families break the rules, so what are we to think? Do as I say...

I'm more of the mind that rules are most helpful as a guideline that a group of people of roughly similar mind and attitude can use to establish a common understanding with each other, not just some thing dictated by a politician or bureaucrat. Yes some people are dumb, but many (or most?) are that way because they've been led into a pattern of thinking where they seldom needed to take serious responsibility and grow as a person. Responsibility and personal freedom go hand in hand, and at some point people have to learn some things from experience and the school of hard knocks.

The problem is, some people in charge use the people's "stupidity" as an excuse to push forth more laws and more restrictions. The trap in that line of thinking is that if we push too much in that direction, the majority of people become nothing more than overgrown children, always relying on someone else to tell them what to do and think. I won't claim to know exactly where that balance should be, but I'm pretty sure the difficulties many people have in following 'common sense' is due to those same people not used to taking personal responsibility in their lives and always delegating that responsibility to the government and so-called 'leaders'. The latter may actually have good intentions, but good intentions or not those average people who they influence to 'follow our direction and the rest of the herd' won't ever take charge of their lives and accept personal responsibility will remain overgrown children. Perhaps we'll have to endure some pain in order for some people to smarten up. I don't WANT it to be that way, but the universe never seems to ask me "what I want"... 😏

Taking responsibility is vital. We are generally so spoilt these days. This is why people feel that what happens to their waste is not their problem, and the same goes for impact on other people around the world. We have to give a shit.