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No. 900: Freedom's Waiting, Part 1

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Freedom's Waiting, Part 1

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Strip by: superluser

Caption: Humble words
Caption: Trenchant words
Caption: Thundering words
Caption: Persuasive words
Caption: Expressive words
Caption: Inspirational words
Caption: Grateful words
Caption: Enlightened words
Caption: Human words
Caption: Happy words
Caption: Pointed words
Caption: Scathing words
Caption: Disraelic words
Caption: Holocaust Hysteria Iraq Islam Impugn Infamy Koran Sturdy Trim Sarcastic Capable Irreconcilable Inflammable Insidious Implacable
Garfield: Our father, which art in heaven.
Garfield: We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight in the hills, we shall never surrender.
Garfield: Give me liberty. Give me liberty, or give me death!
Jon: Men have lived for words.
Spider: Men have died for words.
Garfield: Cities have fallen for words.
Caption: Freedom's waiting...
Free...
Garfield: The right words, said Lenin, are worth a hundred regiments.
Garfield: You can say four blunt words, and a man will hit you in the face.
Words.
Caption: A little deluge of adjectives.
Caption: The strongest word is still the word 'free'.

The author writes:

Free as in beer or free as in speech? I think of Garfield more in terms of the former. Many people use the word "free" to make their political points. I wonder if they're selling something. Fat-free, free will, free beer, free-wheeling, free love, free software, nothing is as scary as when a politician uses it.

Original strips: 1980-12-28, 1980-09-10, 2008-11-18, 1980-01-03, 1981-03-14, 1979-03-23, 1984-12-15, 1983-01-07, 2010-11-11, 1996-04-14.