Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ hatred

Today’s Jesus and Mo strip, called “high”, came with the email note, “There’s a lot of it about these days. I’m sure you’ve noticed.” Indeed.

In fact, I found the response of some readers to my post about “whiteboard girl”, who held up a sign saying that socialism was more dangerous to America than coronavirus, distressingly full of rancor and dislike. Can we be more civil to our political opponents? (I’m not talking about Trump, who’s beyond the pale.)

But I digress. Here are the boys:

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5 Comments

  1. rickflick
    Posted March 11, 2020 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    Seldom have we seen Mo as direct as he is here.

  2. TJR
    Posted March 11, 2020 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    I bought my dad (aged 89) the latest Jesus and Mo book for Christmas, and he loved it.

  3. Mark R.
    Posted March 11, 2020 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    When Trump is gone, perhaps tribal rancor will diminish and go back into the corners. We’ll see if this country can heal; electing a Dem (now looking like Biden) is a big step in that civilized direction, especially if we get rid of Moscow Mitch in the process. Oh, what a magnificent day for justice if it pans out.

    • rickflick
      Posted March 11, 2020 at 9:46 pm | Permalink

      Yes, I think the presidency is basically the megaphone that conditions public perception. With Biden in the White House we will once again be able to focus on normal political issues.

  4. Jim Swetnam
    Posted March 13, 2020 at 6:54 am | Permalink

    This is a nicely timed J&M for me. I have been mostly estranged from my brother for decades. He was an aide to Admiral Poindexter under Reagan. To me this was a period of traitorous perfidy, and my brother was , and remains an unapologetic part of that milieu. I never forgave him for that, though to be sure he just became more firmly embedded in that world. Both of us are closer to the end now than the beginning, and I try to cultivate stimuli to keep my mind from freezing up. So the other day I was thinking I need an interlocutor, someone who will challenge me in conversation, much like here, but more expansive and personal. It wasn’t an aha moment, but my brother immediately came to mind. I cautiously initiated an email exchange and just asked him questions about his beliefs. Just asking and listening,trying to understand. It was a marathon encounter, but it has also been enlightening. I learned: That he’s smarter than I thought he was. He does know more about many things than I do. His morals have not become completely corrupted. I still think he’s more than 50% wrong about some core issues. But we’re still talking. What do I believe that is wrong? This is a good thing. I feel like I’ve done myself a mitzvah, and I’m aware that this is blatant cultural misappropriation.


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