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Donald Trump explained: He tweets to distract. A whole lot of people fall for it because, you know, mean words are, literally, the most important thing to focus on. The warnings of the rational actors cannot be heard above the shouts and cries of the masses whose feel-feels have been hurt by Trump's tweets. He distracts, most of us fall for it, all of us lose. Stop carrying on like precious little snowflakes. Twitter is irrelevant.
What is relevant? Voter registration, voter activism, voter turnout. Civic action as a regular part of life. Even an hour a week writing letters (not tweets, not emails) to officials, engaging in phone banks, doing door-to-door registration drives, makes a big difference...
I wallowed in today's historic strip! Except for the absence of hair sprawl, could this be the ghost of Xmas future?
Zonker and GBT are so foresighted. On January 4th, 1997 Zonker said, "Drugs have become so politicized, it'll take at least 20 more years of violent crime, wrecked lives, and wasted billions before prohibition is abandoned!" Twenty years later, California, Colorado, Washington, and a few other states lead the effort to end prohibition of marijuana use. Prohibition of marijuana use in most states continues. Prohibition of many other recreational drugs, except alcohol and tobacco (the legal recreational drugs despite the many deaths they cause), continues in all states, despite the violent crime, wrecked lives, and wasted billions. Too many have suffered in this country because government officials did not listen to Zonker and GBT years ago and did not decriminalize recreational drug use.
Change was the winner of this election. Are you going to change? If your comic strip is going to bash President Trump week after week, you will not be doing America a service. Use your power in a positive way.
This is devout fanmail, which I’ve been meaning to write for about 40 years. I live in the UK, but in 1976-7 I lived in Baltimore, and in a weird foreign world your strip was one of the wormholes through to the perception of humanity that I shared. After a long career in international schools I now have a PhD in, effectively, cross-cultural psychology, and lecture and write about dealing with the diversity of humanity. I continually quote your work, along with the Bible and Shakespeare, which are also handy sources in their way. At times of stress I flip through some of your older work, and my family knows that every few years there will be a new Doonesbury retrospective to add to my collection which I will carry off to my corner and read many times.
Sadly, there’s nothing like Doonesbury over here. In an era when the internet allows us to spend all day talking only to like-minded people (okay, I know you covered that twenty years ago), we need to be reminded that there is a world out there. Thank you for your companionship in my life, and for all you have done to encourage America to take the wider, more accepting view of the world.
Oh no! Is Lord Z responsible for Brexit?
Sunday's strip is just wrong. I think Donald Trump is as much of a Clan member as I am, and rest assured I am not. Why not leave the man alone and just see if he will do what he said he would. He sure can't be any worse than Obama, right?
Re the December 18th Sunday strip, panel #4, re Trump and the media/nation: I am almost speechless. That is pure art. If I was brave enough, and young enough, I'd have that tattooed on my face.