In the course of my daily trolling-
(Muse: Don't you mean clowning around and goofing off?)
Yes. In that course, I found this link. In essence, a collection of comic book creators – you know, the folks who bring us graphical tales of the heroic, odd, horrific, and abstract – are going to create a series of digital comics to support the Occupy Wall Street protests. Okay, fine; I don't really care who supports what. The article touches on the different viewpoints of Alan Moore (Watchmen, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), who is pro-Occupy and Frank Miller (300, Sin City, The Dark Knight Returns), who is distinctly anti-Occupy. This Alan Moore quote leapt out at me:
It’s always seemed to me that the majority of the comics field, if you had to place them politically, you’d have to say centre-right …
Snork! I know Alan Moore used mind-altering drugs in the past. Now I'm not sure he ever quit.
This is one of the biggest problems of nation's political discourse: we cannot even agree on what constitutes "center," "left," and "right." If the political spectrum exists from 1 (far left) to 10 (far right), then centrist views are 5 or 6. However, if one shifts the paradigm leftward – to where -3 is far left, 2 is centrist, and 7 is far right, then what is, in reality a centrist view suddenly becomes right of center – and the "8" becomes a drooling fanatic. (Mark Steyn once said a typical "balanced panel" on European television consisted of the left, the far left, and the loony left. I think he's right.) This is what we face today, and Moore's problem above. Either that or he's purely, medically doped up or clinically delusional. All three possibilities are equal.
(Muse: Or he's right.)
From what I've read from comic writers and artists, I'd struggle to say more than 15% fall anywhere at 5 or above.
Now, cue the angry commentary.