Force and threat of force are despots’ tools

They’re also the tools of thugs and organized crime.
Violence to instill general fear is a terrorist’s tool

Story (Atlantic)
Cultural ref (Dog cover, National Lampoon)
Cultural ref (Wookie, Star Wars IV)
Image source (Wookie)
All-three picked up by Pookie’s Toons


  1. Veeshir
    Posted September 14, 2020 at 7:09 pm |

    Because Americans respond so meekly to threats.

  2. Lucius Severus Pertinax
    Posted September 15, 2020 at 12:13 am |

    It has been leaked (I don’t know how reliably) that Biden is on Namenda.
    I know, it sounds like a small African Country, but is actually a drug used to “alleviate” the symptoms of Alzheimer’s.
    My mom’s second husband was on the stuff the last year or so of his life.

  3. Brad
    Posted September 15, 2020 at 12:57 am |

    Brad Says:

    “Because Americans respond so meekly to threats.”

    If Trump wins, go ahead, guys, give it your all. We weak and meek may respond, oh, maybe 20 or 30 times from, say, 300 meters (and the smart cops will go out for coffee about then).

    Then we’ll reload and meekly respond again.

    Say, don’t all of you young people have parents? Grandparents? Uncles and Aunts? And, do those folks own houses? Cars? Businesses, maybe? “Yes,” you say, “but in other states” from where you’re “mostly peacefully” demonstrating.


  4. drew458
    Posted September 15, 2020 at 1:23 pm |

    Wow, pulling out all the cult ref stops on this one! You should have drawn in a bunny or two on the Punch Back one.

  5. DougM ☞ crotchety and judgmental ☜
    Posted September 15, 2020 at 1:47 pm |

    drew ^
    Can’t sneak any obscure cultural refs past y’all

  6. rickn8or
    Posted September 16, 2020 at 11:34 am |

    Lucius Severus Pertinax, any truth to the rumor that use of Namenda leads to incontinence?

    If so, I suspect Joe can’t pass the sniff test, and this explains his distancing himself from people, such as standing in a field.