Ken Smith Comics: The Cave of False Consciousness, VI of IX

Posted by on April 20th, 2010 at 1:04 AM

Previously in Ken Smith comics, Ego tromped all over everything.  Today I adapt the latest chapter of Smith’s ongoing philosophical polemic and use the phrase “sucks balls” a lot.

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11 Responses to “Ken Smith Comics: The Cave of False Consciousness, VI of IX”

  1. R. Fiore says:

    This is like when the football hero beats the crap out of the school bully.

  2. Kristy Valenti says:

    This definitely merits a “chug” in the tcj drinking game.

  3. Dirk Deppey says:

    <insert unfair comment about use of black woman as mouthpiece for author’s viewpoint, in snarky reference to past argument with author>Very funny cartoon!</insert>

    • I knew you’d jump on that. I decided Modernity ought to be non-white and female because The Ancients are presumed white and male (at least, I assume that’s who’s sitting around thinking Big Thoughts and enslaving their inferiors for their own good).

      • Dirk Deppey says:

        Oh, sure. Absolutely unfair on my part, accusing you of stacking the deck with symbolism in order to buttress your argument. Absolutely unfair.

        For what it’s worth, I try to the best of my all-too-limited abilities neither to assume that those who think differently from me are wrong for thinking differently from me, nor that they are bad people because I can’t imagine how such a mindset might work. If there’s one thing that I wish for Mr. Smith — and maybe a stray other person or two billion — it’s that he tried being a little more suspicious of philosophies and ideologies that just happen to place oneself at the center of the universe. Such things lead to predetermined conclusions, I’ve come to learn. Easy enough to see in other people…

  4. Noah Berlatsky says:

    Michael Hunter shalt descend in 3…2….1….

  5. Dirk Deppey says:

    Shaenon: Are you kidding? I bet it’d be fascinating to see your take on McArdle’s writings. Please do!

  6. TimR says:

    So far the comics read to me like they’re about a different column than the one I read. I enjoy them, but they’re a bit tendentious (to use an INSANELY pompous, elitist, slavery-supporting word.)

  7. patford says:

    I’d bet that Smith is thinking, “This cartoon is perfect, I couldn’t have dreamed a response to better illustrate my point.”

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