This is a repost from the original s_d. It was written when Bush was president, and things have changed. Moreover, it had remarkably interesting comment threads, so I've changed my mind a lot based on new evidence and analysis. So it's edited, and we can go from here. Call this version 2.0.
I read all the old GI Joe comics. All of them.
Thank you internet! One hundred and fifty-five issues, plus 26 of Special Missions, 13 of European Missions, 4 of GI Joe and Transformers, and a bunch of other stuff here and there. They were great.
I consider myself a liberal activist. You can dispute my effectiveness, whatever, the point is that's the way I see the world. I try to work on liberal causes and help make them happen, I go to protests and stuff, I work tables and sit in trees and so on and so forth.
GI Joe comics. I always have, ever since I was a kid and they were new and I owned half the toys.
I oppose military adventurism in all the forms that I can. I think America should get out of Iraq tomorrow. I protested the bombing of Iraq when Clinton did it! I think Bush should be tried for war crimes.
But I do love G I Joe comics.
Because they're that damn good.
In this post I discuss issue #1. Note to new readers: GI Joe comics have NOTHING
to do with the cartoon. There are characters in common but the structure, goal, and tone are entirely different.( Read more... )