StoneToss: Episode 74

Those poor, disadvantaged law enforcement :(

Comic Name: Oppressed
Description: Dirty cop.
Mouseover: Those poor, disadvantaged law enforcement 😦
Image Name: 13-do-50-and-police-do-40-comic.png
Originally Published: 10/9/2019

What The Comic Is: A man smugly quotes that 13% of the population commits 50% of the violent crime. A gay man counters, citing that it’s because that population of people is oppressed. He then adds that 40% of cops commit domestic abuse. The final panel shows a police officer standing, head hung low, in front of two drinking fountains; one fountain is pristine and modern, labeled “Civilians Only”. The other fountain is grim-covered and leaking, labeled “Cops”.

What StoneToss Actually Thinks: Police are an oppressed minority, speaking up about their domestic crimes is tantamount to “Whataboutism” in order to ignore black crime statistics.

Why It’s Fucking Stupid: “Cop” is not a skin color. Traditionally speaking, there’s been few things that meet or surpass the exorbitant tackiness of comparing police to black people in an attempt to show how “oppressed” the former is. Of course only idiot fucking racists (like StoneToss!) ever make this ‘observation’, so there’s always a clear subtext of trying to show black people as actually not being oppressed or no longer being oppressed, rather it’s the police who are now oppressed for ‘policing violent black people’.

Also, “Cop” is not a fucking skin color. Did I mention that already? There’s a bad faith argument to be made with this situation because it’s all about comparing oppression to accountability. Black people suffer from hundreds of years of systemic oppression, and this reflects in many of their communities. What we need in order to cure this is the mending of racial relations and equity for those who have always gotten less. This is oppression. Police are constantly abusing their positions of power over others, to the point it has become a strongly engrained stance by people of all social class and skin color to distrust and even hate the police. What we need in order to stop this is better police training, more third party oversight into police conduct and far better vetting for individuals to become police officers. This is accountability.

Police are not oppressed in our society. They are held accountable for their actions. In light of our justice system failing to do this, everyday public opinion and attitudes towards law enforcement have changed. StoneToss will argue that if we see cops as “Second Class Citizens” (which we do not, we just see the bad ones as criminals, which is what they are), then under the same logic we have to view black people the same way, because a disproportionate amount of them commit crimes. Funny enough, StoneToss unwittingly straight up answers this paradox in the comic (albeit he’s trying be sarcastic about it): It’s because black people are fucking oppressed, unlike police.

We can have an honest discussion about the environment that creates the bullies and domestic abusers who become cops. It’s fair enough to talk about that, just as we talk about the environment that leads to black crime statistics. However, this honest discussion can not be had with someone like StoneToss, as you have to leave white supremacy and bad faith arguments at the door.

We did it, reddit!

Comic Name: Goldbricking
Description: Digital “thoughts and prayers”.
Mouseover: We did it, Reddit!
Image Name: china-and-hong-kong-protesters-reddit-comic.png
Originally Published: 10/15/2019

What The Comic Is: A man bursts into the door of Chinese president Xi Jinping’s bedroom, crying out that he has terrible news. Jinping, visibly sweating and fully of worry, utters that it can not be. But the man assures him that yes: it can be, informing Jinping that the Hong Kong protesters have gotten Reddit gold, much to Jinping’s shocked expression.

What StoneToss Actually Thinks: If liberals make fun of ‘thoughts and prayers’, then he can make fun of their support of Hong Kong.

Why It’s Fucking Stupid: First of all, this is a (racist) ‘remix’ of StoneToss’ previous comic Speak Volumes, which has also been featured on this blog before. He colors the characters yellow (because they are azn get it lol) and depicts them with more narrow eyes than usual (because they are azn get it lol). But this is beside the main point. Throughout the year of 2019 and into 2020, Hong Kong was embroiled in wave after wave of mass protest concerning the introduction of a bill called Fugitive Offenders amendment (also known as the much, much longer Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019). In simple language the bill was to give the Hong Kong government (read: China) a greater ability to extradite “fugitives” (read: people) to countries like, say, Taiwan or maybe like, say, China. At face value this seems like a pretty benign bill, but the fear was that it would give the Chinese mainland greater control over people living in Hong Kong.

The protests began on March 15, 2019 with a sit-in at government headquarters and ballooned from there. Even after the bill was suspended in June, the protests continued, this time to make sure the bill was fully dumped out and in response to police brutality. People from all over the world weighed in their support for the Hong Kong people. Businesses from all over the world awkwardly avoided offending China. It was truly a global phenomenon of human proportion.

What is StoneToss’ take on this situation? This oppressed people rising up to fight for liberty and freedom? Ah, well, it’s that libs are dumb of course lolol. He’s trying to deride “slacktivism” on the part of people supporting the Hong Kong protests, this is in childish butthurt response to liberals constantly mocking conservatives for their “thoughts and prayers” whenever gun violence occurs. However, the thing about that is, is that you are supporting Hong Kong with Reddit gold and Facebook likes and Twitter tweeters and Instagram grammers and Pinterest… uh, pricks? Just because people can’t exactly fly out to Hong Kong and take to the streets does not mean support all over is invalid or lazy, it’s an expression of global solidarity that the government not just in China, but in every country where people live, have to listen to.

Saying “I’m sending hopes and prayers” after yet another school shooting in lieu of any form of gun reform is the purest, most unadulterated form of fake-response virtue signaling that you can possibly fucking do. So, like usual, this is not a case of StoneToss turning the tables on the libs and shooting them down with their own ammunition, it’s just StoneToss being wrong and making a fool of himself. Again.

The comic’s name, “goldbricking” is a reference to the term “goldbrick”, a name for something that outwardly appears useful or valuable but in reality is useless. The term is derived from a brick of lead that is coated with gold; outwardly it looks like a brick of pure gold but in reality it’s just lead with gold plating. Conservatives goldbrick all the time, while liberals crusade for liberty. StoneToss hates this, because he’s basically being cucked by libs who are living the dream he constantly wishes he was in: actually fighting for actual liberty. How does he process his seethe? With shitty comics, of course! HAhahahahaha, StoneToss, you fucking loser. It’s hard to ever fight for liberty when you’re a fascist who is opposed to any form of it.