Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I find Ted’s cartoons far less annoying when you can’t tell what he’s talking about at all.

  2. wcorvi

    wcorvi said, over 1 year ago

    @TJDestry

    You might want to keep up with current events news. Or quit reading political cartoons. Either one will do.

  3. avarner

    avarner said, over 1 year ago

    Was it George Carlin that said -" Fighting for peace is like screwing for chastity?"

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    The difference is that the US is immensely powerful, so powerful that it can bomb any other country without fear of the slightest retaliation. No other country is in this position. And most Americans agree that, as the New York Times and every other US newspaper tell them, the US is killing no one except for heinous criminals in the name of all that is Good and Right and Truth and Justice.


    Olliver Stone did his history, showing the crowds of draft age boys and their girlfriends protesting the Vietnam War. But Americans weren’t allowed to vote against the war in ’68, so there was a revolt in the Democratic Party, which allowed the anti-war liberals to vote against the war, but they were only 38% of the voters in ’72. The Democratic party leaders had been right in ’68: there was no support for an anti-war candidate, the vast majority of American voters wanted Victory in Vietnam, and Humphrey, while he lost in ’68, did far, far better than McGovern did in ’72.


    So, by its immense power, the US had earned the right to be able to kill anyone, anywhere, for any reason or for no reason, and this is a right no other nation has or will have for the foreseeable future. And the US is a Democracy, and the majority of American voters are very happy that American has earned this right!


    Is there any way a left-wing cartoonist can convince Americans that this is wrong?


    (If there were, he could expect a visit from a drone.)

  5. packratjohn

    packratjohn said, over 1 year ago

    Jingoism at its finest.

  6. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 1 year ago

    When you claim to be better than others by virtue of being born on a particular spot of land on the Earth, you admit that everything ELSE about you is inferior.

  7. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 1 year ago

    I love the last panel.
    I like how in this country, we praise people of certain professions (police, firefighters, teachers, etc.) as heroes and shining examples of what America should be whenever they are around during a tragedy and show how truly brave and good they are. And then, within a few months, these same people ask for a pay raise… (and God forbid they belong to a union)

  8. pbarnrob

    pbarnrob said, over 1 year ago

    Update on the old bumper sticker:

    America: Love It or Leave FIX It!

  9. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    Nice thing about Germany: if you show this kind of “patriotism” they haul you in for questioning about your (grand-) fathers role during WW2 :-)

  10. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    “Was it was Reagan that said – ‘freedom must be fought every generation’?”

    Reagan did a fine job of fighting against freedom in Central America and at home.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @TJDestry

    Are you that dense or just faking it?
    -
    Just hear the jingoism we hear all the time in the USA only being said for those in other countries from their point-of-view.

  12. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 1 year ago

    All patriotism is cheesy, right Ted?

  13. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, over 1 year ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Don’t be so hard on TJD. Burkino Faso, Sebia, AQ, and Whatchimacallit are not in the same league as the US and other leading nations. The US has responsibilities and duties (as does France, the UK, Japan, China, Canada, Oz, Germany, etc) that the four here in the cartoon do not. The cartoon is funny, but in a way TJD is right: it really doesn’t make sense. The future of mankind does not hinge on if Serbia or BF collapses or royally screws up.

  14. MiepR

    MiepR said, over 1 year ago

    “Stop The Bombing!” (reusable bumpersticker)"

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @jrmerm

    You mean it would be understood if it was Russia, China and France making such boasts? Since the point wasn’t the country but that other countries when they say the same things somehow sounds different coming out of them even though they are the same words coming from the most dangerous country on Earth—-USA.

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