Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. decimuscaelius

    decimuscaelius said, almost 2 years ago

    The United States, like all capitalist countries, is ruled by an oligarchy, and always has been. These money-driven elections are a farce. Let us not confuse “democracy” with oligarchy. We have certain democratic rights – the Bill of Rights – that the oligarchs were forced to concede to us through protest – but that is not the same as demo-cracy, rule by majority. Otherwise, unemployment, poverty, injustice, and war would be abolished.

  2. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    “I totes want my vote back”

    What does that mean, Ted??

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, almost 2 years ago

    @Jase99

    We old fogies are not up on the modern argot. Mr Rall is. Perhaps ‘totes’ is how young whippersnappers SMS/tweet ‘totally’?

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, almost 2 years ago

    @decimuscaelius

    The US is, in theory, a Republic with representative democracy. So, in theory, we could vote all the SOBs out of office.


    Fortunately, we have the patriotic US press to help the oligarchs retain full control. They reported a vicious attack by North Vietnam on US forces in international waters, and pointed out that, if the US did not retaliate immediately, it would be another Munich, only, after the Commies overran the US, there would be no one to save us the way we saved the UK and France from the Nazis.


    So Americans voted overwhelmingly to support the war.


    In 2003, the US press patriotically reported that Saddam had a massive nuclear arsenal days from completion. Again, the voters strongly supported the war to prevent a nuclear holocaust by Saddam. (This, of course, absolutely required no-bid contracts for Halliburton, and a 400% increase in the price of oil to help those with oil holdings.)


    Our press will continue to tell us that we have the best elected officials in the world.


    (Or at least the best elected officials money can buy, but they would never publish or broadcast THAT.)

  5. wcorvi

    wcorvi said, almost 2 years ago

    Unfortunately, I do. We seem to pick the worst and the second worst person in the country to run it, and then get to choose between them.

  6. lisapaloma13

    lisapaloma13 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Jase99

    Yeah.

  7. ODon

    ODon said, almost 2 years ago

    What are the chances Gore would have taken us into Iraq? Thousands of lives saved, billions of dollars not wasted. Worth a try.

  8. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 2 years ago

    Yea, but if the percentage of voters that actually do is any indication there are on hell of a lot of smart Americans!

  9. mattro53

    mattro53 said, almost 2 years ago

    I’m just an old Dead Head, who as a former teacher is somewhat bemused by what texters & tweeters do to the English language & I figured out ‘totes’ immediately. What I couldn’t fathom is what an umbrella had to do with it.

  10. mattro53

    mattro53 said, almost 2 years ago

    “Dems round up homeless bums and buy their votes for a pack of cigs and a drink.” Can you document that with a reliable reference or is that just another mindless right wing nut sound bite?

  11. mattro53

    mattro53 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Harleyquinn

    Just another wing nut being contemptuous of the general public and showing his true colors.

  12. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @mattro53

    I’ve skipped his posts for years, and it’s cured the blinding headaches that came from reading harly’s posts.

  13. mattro53

    mattro53 said, almost 2 years ago

    Vote third party,especially Green and start the process of breaking the Money Party’s grip on power in this country.

  14. mattro53

    mattro53 said, almost 2 years ago

    @ahab

    Know your enemy!

  15. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Ted, the Koch’s don’t do…goat. They have managed to purchase one large arm of the supreme court though, and own and operate the Tea Party franchise, a wholly owned and operated subsidiary of the Koch Industries!

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