Calexit #1

Jul. 12th, 2017 05:18 pm
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"What if a fascist, autocratic President took over the United States? And what if that President lost California, the sixth largest economy on Earth, by nearly 2-to-1... a margin of almost 3 1/2 million votes? What if the day after that President took power, the largest mass demonstration in history occurred, and the state with the largest turnout was California. And then, the following week, two of the largest international airports in the world, California's LAX and SFO, were blockaded by protesters? What if California refused to be ruled? From the creators of YOUNG TERRORISTS, Matteo Pizzolo (GODKILLER) and Amancay Nahuelpan (CLANDESTINO), comes this tale of resisting oppression, punching Nazis, protecting each other, kicking ass, and demanding liberty for all."

- Black Mask press release

Date: 2017-07-12 03:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
I want to say where the hell did their guns come from... and how the fuck did she pop out of the floor like that.... but that scene was too badass....

this comic sounds so cool, yet so horrifying at the same time....

Date: 2017-07-12 06:25 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] astrakhan42
It looks like she shot through the floor so much that it splintered enough for her to pop out of it. In the real world I don't think that works (Mythbusters tested the idea of firing around yourself to make the floor drop out), but it's a comic so I don't quite mind it.

Date: 2017-07-12 07:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nyadnar17
My only real problem is it seems like the guy giving the orders gets to live while the poor faceless bastard doing his job gets ventilated.

Killing the guys following the orders and then letting the bastard who actually gave the orders go pisses me off so much.

Date: 2017-07-12 03:38 pm (UTC)
thanekos: Yoshikage Kira as Kosaku Kawajiri, after the second arrow. (Default)
From: [personal profile] thanekos
Hans Landa's descendant chooses his turtlenecks well.

Date: 2017-07-12 03:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] commodus
I'd say this is reactionary and dangerous. But those two words are far better applied to the man who inspired this comic, so...

Date: 2017-07-12 06:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] starwolf_oakley
There was a planned TV show for TNT called "Civil" where a hotly contested presidential election and social media brings America to a second civil war. I wonder if it would have been like this, if more TNT-friendly.

Date: 2017-07-12 07:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nyadnar17
Well, well, well look who is suddenly in favor of private citizens having assault rifles, handguns, and shotguns to protect themselves against government over reach.

Look who suddenly gives a shit about state's rights and sovereignty in the face of people who live in parts of the country far away telling you how to run your life base on their values.

I would find it amusing, but I doubt the comic's answer to the problem of government abusing power is going to be less government. I am pretty sure the answer is just going to be more the "right type" of government.

Date: 2017-07-12 07:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] reveen
Well yes, the right type of government. AKA the type of government that respects it's rights legislation, lets it's judiciary do it's job and just, y'know, works, like in general?

It'd be nice if the US had a government like that, or atleast California.

Date: 2017-07-12 10:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] flint_marko
It's just a comic book, in the real world its usually not the liberals who stock up on weapons and talk about overthrowing the government.

And are you referring to anything specific about values being forced on people?

Date: 2017-07-13 07:55 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] philippos42
The problem with the present occupants of the White House is not really "too much government." It's a lack of ethics, and the arbitrary use of power for personal aggrandizement & profit. Bad government can be small. Good government can be big,

As for the characters in this comic, clearly they've been in a war for a while.
Edited Date: 2017-07-13 07:58 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-07-13 07:57 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] yvonmukluk
Fun 'States' Rights' fact: the Southern States were all about overruling the rights of their Northern neighbours when it came to stuff like forcing them to help pursue runaway slaves.

When Lincoln was elected (signifying that they could no longer dominate the political process, it's not like he actually did anything) they seceded. And they all pointed to slavery as why. Hell, they made it illegal in the Confederacy for a state to ban slavery! So much for 'states' rights'!
From: [personal profile] yap
So, after Hamilton and Jefferson had worked out a deal to make D.C. the capital... The capital was moved from NYC to Philadelphia until D.C. was ready . But Pennsylvania had a gradual emancipation law. So, Washington made sure that he and his slaves never spent more than 6 months in Philly at a time.

Date: 2017-07-13 04:26 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] thezmage
And look who suddenly doesn't give a shit. It's almost as if the people telling you "state's rights" was just a dog whistle for supporting bigoted policies were right

Date: 2017-07-13 04:26 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] freezer
Not big on ideological power fantasies in general. Even for an intentionally exaggerated "What If", this does nothing for me. Pass.

Date: 2017-07-13 01:33 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] tcampbell1000


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