I like that lesson. It wraps things up rather neatly, if a little ambiguously about the Captain.
I’m amused that this lesson comes from a former Big Bad Guy underling.
I don’t like the argument. Voilence just because someone else told you to do it is still a choice. While the one giving the order is still to blame for doing so, the one who carries out the order is still to blame for the actual violence.
Free will doesn’t vanish just because you’re in a social structure. Yeah, I don’t care what excuses the military has to say about it, free will still exists even if they pretend it doesn’t to allow a military force to function.
Unless you look at it as being a cellular component of a social super-organism, in which case an individual’s choices and actions amount to little more than whether or not said person is a thorax or stinger on a wasp. Talking morals can be high-falutin’ self-congratulatory delusional thinking, just like talking about things such as “love” and propriety in contrition — it ultimately boils down to ideals vs. reality (e.g. Man the Animal vs. Man the Grounded Angel).
“‘Cause the captain is always right?”
“Well… no, more ’cause the captain’ll stab you if you don’t do what he says.”
Raccoon was already teetering on the precipice of psycho. Good thing Raccoon was there to teach Raccoon proper knife etiquette.
Now, I can’t help but think that “voilence” was a typo in that last panel.
However, I also like the idea that Raccoon actually pronounces it like that.
(Would that give him an Australian accent, though…?)
“voilence” was my trying to do an accent (I think of the Fairies like the British Army in Zulu). I don’t think it worked. It just looks like a typo.
I would recommend something along the lines of “voylence” or “voy’lence”, to distinguish your intention better.
Oh, sweet! That makes me really happy. Heh heh!
Year too late, but you could use cursive italic for weird accents (asin the accent, not the whole word)
Not a bad idea. I may do that in the future.
In today’s debate Carlos and Raccoon will be taking the side of stabbing is good while Carlos and Raccoon will be taking the side of stabbing is bad.
And it has already been established that the captain isn’t left handed, so he must always be right.
Never change Jake Richmond.
Good parenting. I like it.
Aww, looks like Raccoon has found a bad influence! And who would have thought it would be with a bunch of pirates.
Racoon seems pretty wise for a sumo wrestler pikachu looking pirate thing
“Sumo wrestler pikachu looking pirate thing”
That’s epic ( :
I’m reminded of Firefly:
Mal: Someone ever tries to kill you, you try to kill ’em right back! Wife or no, you are no one’s property to be tossed aside. You got the right same as anyone to live and try to kill people.
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