01/18/23 – Good and Bad Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, January 18, 2023. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2023/01/2023-01-18-spacetrawler3.mp3 Previous | Next 1st Series | 2nd Series | 3rd Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next 1st Series | 2nd Series | 3rd Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Every now and then deep philosophical moral questions have very simple answers. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 01/16/23 – Roll Call 01/20/23 – A Good One 14 Comments The Shadow January 18, 2023 at 12:42 am 11 months ago Exhibit A: Politicians. rws January 18, 2023 at 1:29 am 11 months ago Exhibit B: Businessmen Coyoty January 18, 2023 at 12:58 am 11 months ago Bad guys and good guys improve each other. Scorpinac January 18, 2023 at 2:55 am 11 months ago I would also add that the giant purple guys, while royally miffed at the Stribs, weren’t actually interested in taking sides in the fight either way. Silence January 18, 2023 at 6:26 am 11 months ago I figured it was because they just wanted to take their tech and go home, which yaknow, fair enough Keith January 18, 2023 at 7:38 am 11 months ago Yeah, have to agree. Keith January 18, 2023 at 7:40 am 11 months ago Heh, I’ve had more than one person try to convince me I wasn’t a half-witted nincompoop. I’ve yet to see sufficient evidence presented that would be acceptable in a properly moderated debate or court of law (the court of public opinion is one I have no respect and much derision for.) M.A. January 18, 2023 at 1:55 pm 11 months ago Everybody gets a turn at half-witted-nincompoopness occasionally… Dr. Moosen McMoose, Chief Spymooster of the Moosad January 18, 2023 at 2:55 pm 11 months ago The trick to becoming powerful is fooling people into believing you’re NOT a half-witted nincompoop. The trick to STAYING powerful is fooling people into believing every half-witted, nincompoopish thing you do is brilliant. Pete Rogan January 18, 2023 at 5:48 pm 11 months ago The problem with simple solutions is that we are decidedly NOT a simple people. There will always be people who, for reasons good, bad, or incomprehensible, cannot conform. And from there the problem continues, or mutates, or both, until it becomes large enough to deal with again. Don’t ever think it’s gonna get simpler than that. TheWreck January 18, 2023 at 8:33 pm 11 months ago I like how Ciara deftly steered Stangor away from an inconvenient conclusion. President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neanderthal B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist SuperStraight January 18, 2023 at 11:23 pm 11 months ago Never attribute to malice that which can be shown to be incompetence. (or something like that) Pete Rogan January 19, 2023 at 2:43 pm 11 months ago Heinlein’s Second Law states: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity. Helps prevent getting personal about idiots and their mistakes. But I find Heinlein’s First Law more compelling: Never underestimate the power of human stupidity. To which I add my own corollary: Fools rush in where fools have gone before. But yas doesn’t have to be human to recognize stupidity and its power. No matter how dumb, self-destructive and crippling the mistake, you can be assured some other idiot is going to do the same thing, with more people, and sooner than you can be ready. Not to quote Dr. Fate here, but: Prepare yourselves. TB January 20, 2023 at 7:26 pm 11 months ago Of course, the real answer is that a deus ex machina that actually resolves everything ends the story right there, and we would have missed a lot of great stuff. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.