Trying the other side for a while


Trying the other side for a while

Monday | December 13th, 2010

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December 13th, 2010 at 5:33 pm

The scarf got bored and went home early ?

December 13th, 2010 at 5:59 pm

Cool – you guys have deveoped colour changinf scarves. Bet you could make some more Capitalist money out of that little innovation ^_^
Good comic tho

December 13th, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Mr Smart-Arse can’t spell tho, thus making my whole point redundant >_<

December 13th, 2010 at 7:36 pm

or perhaps the scarves are differently coloured on the back, since they seemingly turn them after sitting down, and the colour change happens in that transition.

December 13th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

Hugomanen: *thumbs up*

December 13th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

Isn’t the largest economy in the world (several times greater then the 2nd largest economy) a capitalist republic? Wouldn’t it feel good to be the winner? Come on, admit it, you know you want to live in the US.

December 13th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

Obama-man to save the day! Yay socialism!

December 13th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

Why are they sitting on a park bench out in the cold?

December 14th, 2010 at 12:18 am

sounds like someone misses there buddy.
@MacRat wel i heard sweden is a beautifull sight to bestow in the snow.

December 14th, 2010 at 9:50 am

Thanks cluster-.
@pandora: The US might be the largest economy in the world, and your gdp/capita one of the highest (note, lower than both Denmark and Norway), but at this rate your debt will overtake your gdp really soon. If China wanted they could literally destroy the dollar.
Face it dude, america has been on the decline ever since the 70’ies, now the slope has just gone slippier.

December 14th, 2010 at 10:48 am

I wouldn’t go live in the US if you hit me with a big stick.
Re scarves: maybe such scathing humor just needs a dark scarf to go with it?

December 14th, 2010 at 11:08 am

I like scarfs

December 14th, 2010 at 4:26 pm

Scarves, dammit, scarves! ;)

December 14th, 2010 at 4:28 pm

One free scarf for every soul gone over to the dark side!

December 14th, 2010 at 5:14 pm

I don’t get the joke :(

December 14th, 2010 at 7:24 pm


December 15th, 2010 at 9:48 am

Then you get no scarf. Beware the scarfless

December 15th, 2010 at 7:08 pm

I really don’t get how some (so many?) Americans are so uneducated as to believe that Obama is anywhere even CLOSE to Socialism.

December 15th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

@Jonesh: Are you kidding? Have you seen the political pie fights on american TV where ANYTHING that is meant to help the underdogs of society is called socialism? Have you seen how they re-use old cold war propaganda films as soon as anyone even breathes about universal healthcare or such things? They’re not uneducated. They’re “miseducated”, victims of extreme right-wing propaganda.

December 15th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

I’m probably misreading the punchline. As best I can make out, it’s supposed to be ironic by swapping communism and capitalism in the true statement that capitalism saves socialism, creating the false statement that socialism saves capitalism. But I don’t think that’s what Christian and Pontus had in mind.

(Because capitalism creates wealth, and socialism feeds off wealth, so if one is saving the other it’s got to be capitalism saving and sustaining socialism and socialist constructs.)

Teh Tim
December 16th, 2010 at 1:33 am

It doesn’t really matter which system of national ruling you use, if men try to govern and control other men it will fail. Thats why I simply laugh at them all, especially America- since I live here and can clearly see what this country is up to. Also to note; Obama is more like the bastard child of Socialism and the Republican Party. ^_^ just sayin’

December 16th, 2010 at 4:36 pm

@Ray: you’re sort of right there. But the gag was about the humanitarian inclination of socialism to care for people, even if they’re capitalists.

December 16th, 2010 at 5:35 pm

The perception that Obama is a socialist come from statements he has made about “spreading the wealth around” and such. I think a lot of people in America don’t like the idea of the government taking the money they worked hard for to give it to someone who doesn’t want to work and are going to label him a socialist based on his statements and actions. Now, granted the term Socialism has a broad definition (Marxism, reformism, Leninism, etc) so it’s quite easy for Obama to fall under that. And in America Socialism is a dirty word since we are a Republic (no we are not a Democracy).

December 16th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

Sometimes it is just better to not try to explain. If you really, really have to explain, it is good idea to NOT say that all low income/poor people are just lazy bums. At least if you try to prove that the above mentioned uneducated description.

Then again, knowing about socialist _Republics_ would prove education too. Or what socialist means ( hint, not your president ).

December 17th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

@mike: Yeah, I’ve seen stuff like that. Glenn Beck in particular irks my bone whenever I feel like serious politican thinkan.
Isn’t miseducation an aspect of uneducation? I mean if the things you know are wrong, you are just as uneducated as someone who doesn’t know about those things?
But I’m arguing semantics, I think we agree in principle.

If you’re Scandinavian or willing to use google translate, here’s how a conservative government fucks people in the ass and get away with it:

December 18th, 2010 at 3:08 pm

@Jones: I am indeed, and yes, we do agree :)


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