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  1. B.D. says

    You have a typo in the panel on the protectorate: “The Civil War ended with England’s monarcy overthrown” (the h in monarchy is missing).

    • I am not entirely sure how it is relevant. People make arguments designed to defend their own narrow and parochial interests that turn out to have broader relevance than they meant for them to have all the time.

        • Exactly, the only reason that we care about ancient thinkers is that they were righting back before anyone knew anything. If they were around today their observations and ideas would be incredibly obvious and inane.

    • This is a tangent. However, I find Robert Nozick’s criticism of Locke more salient. Locke believed that the only legitimate function of the state was to protect property. He believed that property is rightly formed by mixing your labor with the natural resources of the world. The problem with this theory, is that there is no reason why mixing my labor with natural resources should result in me gaining the resources rather than losing my labor. If I poor a glass of my cream into the ocean. I don’t gain the ocean, I lose my cream. So, Locke’s reasoning doesn’t justify property or the state, unless you seriously think that I can gain the sole right to control the ocean by poring my cream in it.

      • Because unless you gain the results of your labor, there is no reason to labor. Just as in your illustration, where few people pour their cream into the ocean, few would labor it they were not granted the fruits thereof.

  2. really? says

    Why is the mugger dude grabbing the victim lady’s boob? Is he mugging her or sexually assaulting her?

  3. Kevin says

    He is claiming her body. Which she owns (lets ignore just how much of that is up for debate right now). In the first panel he claims her body. In the second panel she asserts her right to say she owns her body, and in the last panel he settles for stealing the product of her labours.

    I will admit I read it twice on my first pass, but it got a lot of the nuance of the situation.

  4. Tomn says

    Is that Catalina de Erauso, wandering transvestite badass of the Spanish Empire I see trying to sell herself into slavery?

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