"Bill"



Back in the 90s the big story in Fundamentalist circles were the
Left Behind books, written by the arch-Dominionist Tim LaHaye and some other guy who actually wrote them. They were big sellers and a couple quickie movies were made, the DVDs of which always seem to turn up in dollar stores and clearance bins.

Since Christian Fundamentalism as we know it today was in fact created by the Unocal oil monopoly* in order to battle unionism and other social trends that irritated the plutocracy (it later did the same in Afghanistan) it's no surprise that the movement is nothing but a political insurgency in religious garb. You can test this by striking up a conversation with any Fundamentalist-- soon you'll end up discussing politics and politics only.


Why would a man of the cloth worry about temporal politics?
Money, power and social control is all they care about.
Dominionists have fallen for ALL of Satan's temptations from Luke 4: 1-13


The Left Behind books were filled with cheap shots against LaHaye's countless enemies and pimped the ridiculous "one world new age religion" claptrap dreamed up by Texe Marrs and Pat Robertson (speaking of one world religions, the two largest publishers of Bibles in the world are Rupert Murdoch and Communist China). The antichrist was some snooty furiner type with a fancy-pants name, and there was some blindingly-obvious Hillary Clinton analog in there somewhere. Bla bla bla, give them your money and hate already.

Anyhow, all of the Left Behind-mania inspired this story, which I drew a million years ago for a mini-comic. I wince at the art today, which is probably a good thing. But I threw a bit of color on the pages to hide the drawing mistakes. But I shouldn't badmouth it too much, since that minicomic got me the X-Presidents gig, since I was going through this big Silver Age obsession at the time.

Click images to enlarge.

* Read more on Unocal's corporate practices here.

UPDATE: Derek and Sharon discuss the oil politics of the Dominionist powerbrokers known as The Family on PID Radio. Click here.

4 comments:

  1. great to see some more of your comic work. dont be too hard on yourself, i think it stands the test of time quite well. there is an obvious stylistic link with your lettercomics. man, with your writing ability and comics experience, i am sure you could make quite a splash.(muses choice maybe). you sir, have a beautiful mind!

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  2. back in the day in the mid eighties in sydney, in certain circles i saw girls wearing a variation of that t-shirt,'will feck for coke', ahh!the good old days.

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  3. I thought it was hilarious and as a non-comic-book-artist, I thought the art was good :) Of course, the hilarity might have been augmented by my misreading of "false messiah, Satan's puppet" as "false muppet, Satan's papaya" in my head. Go on, write a story about that.

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  4. I wonder if the Anti-Christ could ever see himself or herself (if you've seen the Lars Von Trier movie) could ever really know that he was the anti-Christ?

    To me, it seems Lucifer, or Satan if they can be considered similar aspects of the same thing, is an expression of the objective viewpoint ascending over the subjective.

    The commonly accepted dogma is that objectivity is "real" and subjectivity is "illusion," but if you consider it, objectivity can never be perceived and all anyone knows is their subjective experience which is primarily a mystical experience even if you spend your entire life trying to repress that nature of it.

    Not that rational attempts at a shared reality are entirely false, but that the attempt to diminish the reality of subjective experience and the imagination by emphasizing material and denigrating the "imaginary" feels like an essentially Luciferian or Satanic process. That objectivity, even rationality, is used as a kind of weapon against subjective independence rather than a tool supporting humanity in one's soul.

    So, the anti-Christ (or anti-Krishna, anti-Zoroaster, anti-Horus) would be someone who asserts a completely rational, mechanistic and material "reality" to such an extreme extent that his "opposition" could never be anything but unreal to him.

    John H

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