Surviving the World

A Photocomic Education by Dante Shepherd

Lesson #1134 - The Benefits Of Political Rhetoric

The term is actually kind of interesting - in the Winter War in 1939, the Soviets were dropping cluster bombs on Finland. The Soviet People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs Vyacheslav Molotov claimed that they were not actually bombing, but were instead delivering food. Thus the Finns came to call the bombs 'Molotov bread baskets', and attacked any Soviet tanks with Molotov cocktails as a drink to go with the food.

Anyway, lost in all the hoopla and brinksmanship this week, you might not have seen that a Planned Parenthood building was firebombed last week with a Molotov cocktail. No matter your politics, you can't possibly think that is an acceptable outcome of political debate and rhetoric, knowledge gained or not. And if for some insane reason you do approve? Well, I hope you're not at work prepping any bread baskets.