2000AD – America

Colin MacNeil and John Wagner. Buy it, read it. It is bloody awesome.

I was reminded of this by something on Twitter this morning and have been rereading it.  One hell of a story by John Wagner beautifully illustrated and bloody hell so on the money given what is going on in America right now.

I am not trying to bash the US, I grew up in South Africa loving all things America, so it saddens me to see what is going on now.

Don’t say you weren’t warned though okay…just saying.

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Author: Michael

Husband, dad,programmer, comic collector and proud Yorkshireman. I have no idea why im here or why im writing but i rather enjoy it. no great fan of punctuation;

7 thoughts on “2000AD – America”

  1. thanks for clarifying, as being in US i get tired of all the Bashing by those here and elsewhere and Us an Elsewhere, it is not something i join discussions on, well just Thanks for clarifying michael

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  2. no offense but Michael likes Judge Dredd and posts a covers and pages now and again as he’s a bit of a collector. If you’re going to get mad, get mad at the comic book story writer. John Wagner was born in Pennsylvania although he did move to Scotland with his mom after his parents were divorced when he was 12 or so. Free speech here in the USA (despite some attempts to curtail it while at the same time expanding commercial speech rights) was put in our constitution because our forefathers felt criticism was necessary to protect us from becoming a dictatorship or run by stupid politicians. They felt that free speech allowed the best ideas to rise to the top like cream while bad ideas got cremated — that’s an ideal — it doesn’t really work that way in the real world (think of people who believe twitter as news when it’s really a rumormonger device). We (I’m an American too) can’t say we want free speech here in the USA but not anywhere else because we don’t like what people say about us. It doesn’t make any sense. I don’t believe like the forefathers that good ideas will rise to the top like cream but it’s nice that intelligent ideas do get an airing once in a while. I remember in journalist class the professor told us about a white Chicago Tribune editor in the 60’s who would walk regularly with a black separatist — he didn’t agree with the guy at all but felt it was good to hear someone who believed the total opposite that he did and have vehement but nonacrinomous debates with them. At least if you’re going to run around judging people, judge them on their own writing, not on something someone else wrote and published. Thinks of Michael’s other writings …. uh oh. What kind of sense of humor do you have? None? um, then maybe you shouldn’t read any of the poetry or the .. hmm .. not that either. hmmm. Maybe you need to go read another blog. You definitely need a sense of humor here. It’s like a requirement. Unless you’re reading the Dredd comic posts. I don’t have a sense of humor being too serious so I skipped that one and that one … oh and that one …

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