Equal Opportunity

Should we be held responsible for the mistakes of the past? Is there really a statute a limitations? Can people really change?

I don’t know.

But I do know that one of the most fun comics shows kicks off tomorrow, Baltimore Comic Con! Last year was an absolute blast and I’m really looking forward to this year. I’ll have a handful of Love Darumas for sale along with the usual Puppy Cows and books. And to cap it all off, Sunday evening, I’ll be painting a big ass mural at Adam Warrock’s show!

The September Threesome begins!

  • MacDiver

    I can see how he might not be a racist anymore, but does that mean they needs to assist him? He did screw them over and made the workplace pretty hostile. Staying out of the spotlight may be the best thing they can do, unless Steve has something really awesome to offer.

  • JohnDoe

    It’s a pretty simple argument.
    1) People can change.
    2) Changing does not automatically mean retribution.

    All up to affected person to decide it that’s enough.

  • http://blog.punman.net/ punman

    If more people would occasionally bestow acts of kindness on the undeserving, rather than punish the wicked with acts of just vengeance, we would live in a much finer world today.

  • WayneZombie

    This is the problem of social media and people sharing too much of themselves, once it’s online it never goes away. I think it was Eric Schmidt of Google who said that everyone should be given a free name change at 18 so they could start over online. People certainly do change, I know that I’m not the same person that I was ten years ago.

    This also means that politicians need to keep on their toes to explain changed positions from previous public announcements, or do like some and just totally ignore the blatant contradictions.

  • purplelibraryguy

    Yeah, agreed.

  • purplelibraryguy

    Yeah, maybe it should be up to his friends, people who actually like him, to help him out. What’s that you say? He doesn’t have any of those? Because he spends his life stepping on people?
    Gosh, sucks to be him I guess.

  • http://www.facebook.com/esteban.herrera.965 Esteban Herrera

    no we wouldn’t. That assumes the undeserving wont turn around and screw you over. Yeah, sometimes people change, or at least appea to. But what about all the others that were hurt “bestowing acts of kindness” before said change? If someone doesn’t deserve something, don’t give it to them, that encourages the negative behavior.

  • WayneZombie

    There’s an old saying: change is certain, progress is not.

  • http://blog.punman.net/ punman

    An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind. Please read what I said above and think about it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/israel.harris Israel Harris

    Well technical there must be always one guy left that can see…

  • MisterTeak

    I dunno folks, I find spinelessness more repulsive than most racism. Sometimes people need help- and they aren’t always the people you’re thrilled to be around.

    People’s ‘friends’ are often the most heavily invested in their not evolving.

  • Israel Harris

    My brain is evil.. I already envision all sorts of horrible hijacks that are about to insue…

  • purplelibraryguy

    Neither of those things are necessarily true. An eye for an eye only leaves the (approximately) the whole world blind if everyone’s about equally good at doing it. But there doesn’t have to be anyone left who can see either; one Blind Swordsman Zatoichi can de-eye a whole bunch of leftover sighted people if necessary.
    Anyway, contrary to popular belief most of the world’s violence has little to do with revenge. Most of it is caused by greed (directly or indirectly), and is engineered by people just like Steve only higher in the chain. And as Mr. Herrera points out, that kind don’t do the “gratitude” thing–not if there’s business to be done anyway.

  • http://www.facebook.com/israel.harris Israel Harris

    Smart people can see even a blind man can be more trouble then they are worth to cause problems for. And most people have a good moral compass anyway. Hence there wil always be alot of people that will never go blind.

  • wyrd_lyte

    I’d actually like to see some kind of redemption for Steve. There’s no such thing as “pure evil, ” after all.