My current, personal favorite & essentialized political & cultural stance.
"I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without first having spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today: my own government."
-Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Happy Fisherman looks anything but in this image from 1993’s Eightball Postcard set:
A version of the image graces the cover of Eightball 11, in which Clowes recounts the fisherman’s sordid tale:
Here’s the lettering that appears on the back of each postcard:
The Complete Eightball 1-18 is coming this year.
America is the wealthiest nation on Earth, but its people are mainly poor, and poor Americans are urged to hate themselves. Every other nation has folk traditions of men who were poor but extremely wise and virtuous, and therefore more estimable than anyone with power and gold. No such tales are told by American poor. They mock themselves and glorify their betters.