“In a society where dissenting viewpoints are suppressed, those viewpoints are potent and dangerous. Where dissent is tolerated, it rapidly becomes quaint and is viewed as unsophisticated; people merely amuse themselves with the expression of contrary opinion. They ‘try on’ ideas and ideologues as they would a new hat or boutonniere, discarding them just as readily. Conformity then supplants awareness as the cornerstone of wisdom. ‘Getting along’ becomes the highest ambition of the ‘good citizen.’”
—Dave Sim & Gerhard, Melmoth (Cerebus, book 6), pp. 41-42

About Walter Biggins

Walter Biggins is a writer based in Atlanta, GA. He is the co-author (with Daniel Couch) of Bob Mould's Workbook (Bloomsbury, 2017). His work has been published in The Quarterly Conversation,, Bookslut (RIP), The Comics Journal, The Baseball Chronicle, and other periodicals. Twitter: @walter_biggins.
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