If we are able to step back for a moment and imagine, that we have no idea of what Rick and his group has been through, if we started the TV series with Rick's group going to Hilltop and offering to kill another group of people that they have no idea about. I think most people would conclude that Neegan's group, might actually be the lesser of 2 evils as of now.
Sorry for the first sentence being kind of a run-on.
I feel the main differences between Rick and Negan's group is style of government, possibly the way citizens are treated and the taxation of the other colonies.
Negan is a dictator, which we are taught from birth to despise. However, Rick is almost as much of a dictator, but we somehow end up liking him?
Negan's group utilizes it's citizens almost in a caste society, something we once again are taught to hate. Whereas Rick's citizens are able to "choose" their jobs, which makes us identify with his group more.
Finally we get to taxation, and as we see Negan takes half of everything, which is overtaxation. If was was only taking a quarter or less and actually provided security for the outlying colonies, it probably wouldn't be a big deal. Rick's citizens don't tax each other and they share everything with the group, which works in this situation.
When it comes down to it though, Rick's group has killed more of Negan's group close to 10 times over what Negan has done and really without provocation and yet we are supposed to believe they're the good guys? In fact, as of right now, I would say, looking from a big picture sort of way Rick's group are a bunch of psycho killers and Negan has done his best to appease them.It does make for an interesting conversation.
I gave out homemade Ohio State jackets.
Ohio State is ahead of Washington due to their (Washington's) non-conference schedule but they are in the top 4 because of having only one loss and they are the Pac - 12 Champion. Overall, I think they got it right.