We believe the people have a right to political self-realization. Since we’re paying for it, and that we finally have the technology for it, we should be able to have a say in all things related to our governments.
We categorically refuse to recognize representative democracies as being real democracies, and we are going to call out politicians and the media who fail to recognize that difference.
Deciding who’s going to be deciding things for us, is not the same as being able to decide things ourselves.
The politician’s power to create and decide the law needs to be taken away, and their role needs to be downgraded to the equivalent of debate moderators.
Yep. It’s been 2 years already. First off, a big thank you to [ YOU ]! I couldn’t have done it without [ YOU ], and your loyal support.
And so far, to my great surprise I’ve managed to keep my objective of having at least one entry per month. The stats for the number of visitors I get have finally started to go up, and I expect to get to 6000 visitors by the time the year is over. Adding a new monthly, interactive webcomic called “the CHRONICLES of [ YOU ] has helped with generating some views. But the main draw to this site is still the militant stuff. Which is a bit of downer, because even though it takes me forever to draw those strips, they all get outdone by simple political diagrams. For example:
I say it’s time to PUMP UP THE VOLUME on your democracy dial!
But maybe that makes sense. There’s well over 30 000 webcomics out there, so the competition is kind of stiff. But I seem to be the only fool online butting her head against the wall to promote digital democracy.( That I know of… )
In the future, I plan to steer T4D back towards its militant roots. Not that I’m planning to cancel your “chronicles”. But instead, as some of you might have guessed from some of the hints I’ve dropped in your 7th appearance, I plan to eventually move that strip to a site specifically designed for less political, fiction-based, comics. But all things in due time.
And right now, it’s time to celebrate!
( which is “party-on” backwards, as we used to say in high school! )
NATNOTE: ” Remember, remember, the 5 th of November, the gunpowder plot and treason, I see of no reason, why the gunpowder plot and treason should ever be forgot.” Today is international Guy Fawkes day, and also my birthday, woohoo! : )
So, it looks like we won’t be boycotting the upcoming 2014 Sochi Olympics. Bummer. But, why would we? With all that gender-segregated, celebration of the different aspects of the human body, the Olympics are already very, very, gay.
So I’ve been thinking, we need to come up with a universally recognized gesture that symbolizes support for LGBT people, in Russia, and around the world. Something that athletes can do at the games if they want to show support for us in a non-verbal way. A “Queer Salute” if you will. Something we can also use once the games are over too.
So, I`m holding a poll on the subject. And, in no particular order, here are some potential choices:
OPTION-A ” LIMP-WRISTED ”
A new spin on established queer body language. That bent wrist says: “I’m Queer and I’m proud”, the left hand on your chest says that you’re saying it from the heart.
OPTION-B, ” I heart PINK TRIANGLE ”
Modern, and self-explanatory. A little less outlandish, but also more likely to appeal to our straight allies.
OPTION-C Sign Language for the “G”
A write-in suggestions with a certain flair.
OPTION-D The Japanese gesture
Another stylish write-in option.
OPTION-E The Write-in. You send your sketch or pic, with the title of your pose to: firstname.lastname@example.org
So yeah, here’s the poll: ^_^
AH! So the option for the “I heart pink triangle” won the vote, and it’s now the official T4D queer salute for the Sochi Olympics! Which is very cool! A lot people suggested doing it with a downward pointing triangle instead, so here is the final updated version of “I heart PINK TRIANGLE”:
NATNOTE: The models were rendered as art-store mannequins in a vague effort to keep it gender-neutral. :)