Utopia (3 of 6)
Publication Date: September 24, 2010
Chapter: English Literature in the Sixteenth Century
This strip sounded funnier in my head. Oh well! They can't all be gems.
In any event, this is where More's vision of Utopia almost starts making sense. In this land without money, gold and silver are so worthless that the people use them to make toilets. They also use them to dress up their slaves. Which is to say, they hold it in the lowest respect humanly possible. Any and all minerals that would be worth something in the outside world are either used for rubbish or locked away, in case the Utopians ever need to buy off some mercenaries or an invading army. This all strikes me as rather clever, honestly, though saying this would undoubtedly have gotten me blacklisted in the 1950s. I can see it now: Joe McCarthy standing up in the senate with a stack of papers, shouting "I have here a list of several known Utopians!"
And also like the comic, that sounded funnier in my head too. Whatever, I'm sick and need to sleep now. Cheers.
Author: Thomas More • Year: 1516 • Info: Wikipedia
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