Thank you for the kudos for the team and myself. Mostly, we aim to entertain, but we do have a sincere and (we hope) coherent and valid world-view. It's not "bravery" until they start locking us up. I think that's scheduled for 2013...
Your views are valid. I don't agree with them, butthey are valid. There are a few issues I have with the Ceres way of doing things that in historically had spelt bad news for societies like that, and to be fair, you guys did touch on several of them.
I don't know about the US (where I am presuming you guys are from; the right to carry guns, is very American, from the 1st or 2nd Amendment?), but here in Australia, our freedoms have been under heavy assault from minority vested interests (greenies and "human rights" racists in particular) and the Federal government (they are trying to legislate what the press can or cannot say, and wants to implement an Internet "filter" a la China). It has gotten to the point that the government anti-freedom actions have gotten notice from the international community, although many leftwing mainstream media keep quiet about it. Mark Steyn, for one, has made several comments about this.
If this comic were to be published in Australia, there is a high chance that some commie luvvie would have felt "insulted" and you guys be before a judge forthwith. We also have a very high proportion of so-called activist "judges" (an oxymoron, if I had ever heard one; they are not judges, just activists with a wig), so there is also a high chance that you guys would have been found guilty. Thus, my assertion of bravery.
The good news is that the Australian public is waking up in droves over this. In the last two state elections, the Labor Party (the ruling Federal party) have been hammered, dropping to only 26 seats in New South Wales and 7 in Queensland (from 51 pre-election). We are on track for a Federal level extinction event come the polls in 2013. The commie-greens, too, seems to have peaked at 12% in the last Federal election, losing all of their seats in the Queensland elections and polling less than 10% nationally.
One can only hope that common sense would prevail and limousine liberals be sent packing for good.
"First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win."
There are enough people questioning the doctrine, so they can no longer ignore us. We are currently in the "laughing" stage. People who espouse freedom are marginalized with a sneer and a chuckle as crazy kooks. The "fighting us" comes soon. It will not be pretty. Many innocent lives will be destroyed before freedom eventually wins.
Not in Australia, as I have stated above
They are in the fighting stage here. They have tried their dirty tactics on several conservative politicians and media personalities already, but so far, all of those tactics seem to have backfired. So, they are now doing things with the Law itself instead of trying to slime and sue.