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[-] [email protected] 130 points 5 months ago

I like how the child in the first panel grows up to be the protester in the second panel, and the child in the second panel grows up to be the protester in the third panel.

[-] katkit 123 points 5 months ago* (last edited 5 months ago)

And the protester of one panel becomes the reactionary in the next panel. The person with red hair can be seen in every stage throughout the panels.

[-] [email protected] 55 points 5 months ago

I think that's what they mean that "you become conservative as you grow older". To me, doing so means you succumbed to the system.

[-] afraid_of_zombies 48 points 5 months ago

I have become more leftwing as I have grown older.

[-] [email protected] 17 points 5 months ago
[-] [email protected] 0 points 5 months ago

I've seen a few people go from brown nosers, to union men, to "mad about capitalism". Some of them even graduated to "this guy's been reading books", I know only one who's begun pitifully stockpiling arms and ammo and another who joined mutual aid. I'm still quite young, but most lefties of my early adulthood bourgeios white educated American caste are only considering action as a result of Israeli Imperialism and fear of a another world imperial struggle. The vast majorities of these are still socially tolerant neoloberals.

[-] [email protected] 20 points 5 months ago

well im 40 and I'm a lefty as shit. when does it kick in?

[-] [email protected] 15 points 5 months ago

Maybe "becoming conservative" as one grows older means differently to other people. Personally for me, as i grow older, I think it means looking for more stability. Which i can get behind but it doesn't mean i will vote to cut taxes for the rich and austerity. Same as you, I'd stay leftie because i support social justice.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 5 months ago

I'll be honest, the older I get and the more I realize just how fucked the whole system is, the less I desire stability lmao

[-] [email protected] 5 points 5 months ago

when you fall for the peer pressure and propaganda of conservatism

[-] rayyy 3 points 5 months ago

when does it kick in?

About the time greed, senility and selfishness kicks in.

[-] alvvayson 19 points 5 months ago

That's what they mean and what they hope you do.

In reality, only a small amount of people make that transition, and usually it is because of brain rot combined with propaganda like Fox news.

Most people do get milder and more realistic as they age, but not necessarily more conservative.

You can still find a lot of leaft-leaning old hippies. I guess Bernie Sanders would be the most famous one.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 5 months ago

In previous generations, people did on average become more conservative as they got older; people like Bernie Sanders are the exception.

It's less true with newer generations because we aren't accumulating wealth like our parents and grandparents did, and it's the accumulation of wealth that encourages conservatism

[-] [email protected] 10 points 5 months ago

On the contrary, this conflict has made me go from a liberal to a hardline leftist.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 5 months ago

That is something to be proud of! Welcome to the cause.

[-] Bondrewd 3 points 5 months ago* (last edited 5 months ago)

My rule of thumb is that sidevolving is easier than improving or degrading.

If you became a dumb conservative, you are statistically more likely to have been a dumb liberal. The problem was with you in the first place and the value you came to represent in the society as a citizen of political sway.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 5 months ago

Once you are a radicalized leftist you're not going back to (neo) liberalism. You could downgrade to a social democrat, though. Its unlikely a politically active liberal is going to be so disenfranchised they become reactionary... And your explanation is exactly the reason why. If the political activity is coming from self-centeredness, then that person may resort to reactionary politics at some point.

[-] YashaB 3 points 5 months ago

What does that mean?

I might have grown more right-wing in certain topics. I don't think I've succumbed to the system. But I'm not sure.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 5 months ago* (last edited 5 months ago)

I'm thinking more socially. I grew up learning about the counterculture and hippy movement. And yet, the same generation, i.e. Boomers, that brought those activism now have become (and being stereotyped as) conservative.

I came from a conservative culture. The media from the boomer generation teaches to question authority figures (there was dictatorship at the time). Despite that, many boomers demand unquestionable loyalty respect from younger folks.

Now that I mentioned it, maybe people become conservative once they get to be in position of power.

[-] WarlordSdocy 3 points 5 months ago

I don't think it's necessarily succumbing to it. Usually it's more of the fact that you're well established and have money and a house, so you feel that things don't need to change anymore so you end up voting conservative. However since it's seeming more and more likely home ownership and even retirement are too far away to ever be achievable for young people this shifting to conservative as you get older might not happen anymore.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 5 months ago

Now that you mentioned, maybe once a person get into position of power, they become conservative.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 5 months ago

I think it's more like criticizing how people didn't learn from the past. The title is about history repeating itself.

[-] rayyy 2 points 5 months ago

Exactly! I've seen it in the workplace over the years. Most give up and go-along-to-get-along or face shitty jobs and get passed over for advancements.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 5 months ago

I didn’t catch that. Neat!

[-] captainlezbian 16 points 5 months ago

The protestors also become the parent in the next panel. The child in the first panel is in every panel.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 5 months ago

And the child in the third panel is arguably the child form of the first pulling-parent. Excellent design!

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