Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. MiepR

    MiepR said, 5 months ago

    Now that’s funny.

  2. lichtentunes

    lichtentunes said, 5 months ago

    Scaranoia: paranoia that is scary because it might come true.

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 5 months ago

    I recall very distinctly Rall’s cartoon about Bush, jr that the US Constitution demands that each president be worse than his predecessor. That seemed impossible after Bush, jr.


    Of course, a president’s achievements are a vector, and it’s hard to compare vectors, since it’s a sad mathematical fact that only scalars can be totally ordered.


    But certainly, Obama has taken SOME of the worst things Bush, jr did and managed to expand them.


    (And, unlike his buddy in the cartoon, the great economist Adolph Schicklegrüber, Obama hasn’t gotten the whole world economy back into full production and completely eliminated global unemployment, nor does he even seem to be thinking about trying to achieve any such thing when it’s much more important to solve the servant problem.)

  4. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 5 months ago

    Ted, you are mistaken, it was very easy for Hitler to find the Jews. Early on he made a deal with the christian churches to stay silent about his reign. In return they would continue to get a lot of money, “Kirchensteuer” (Church Tax), collected by the government since 1919.

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    For this every German and legal inhabitant had to register as catholic, protestant or “other”, which – back then – in 95% of cases meant “Jew”. They only had to go through these lists. It’s terrifying in it’s simplicity, especially since the Jews thought they could save a bit of money by proving they were Jews.

  5. mattro53

    mattro53 said, 5 months ago

    I love my country, but fear my government. That’s a bumper sticker displayed on the living room wall because I gave up driving for cycling over 20 years ago. I have 2 young boys and I fear their world will be much worse than mine. All I can do is make sure they’re smart enough to adapt.

  6. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    FAIL!

  7. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    Debt Free said, 7 minutes ago
    Germany had low information voters also!"
    Not to mention a bunch that had the hand out ready to take what ever mommy government gave them. They even gave their children over to the government to be educated the right way.

  8. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 5 months ago

    It was easy to find law-abiding Jews who dutifully registered, and Jews whose existence was known to any law-abiding European who promptly turned them in, but some Jews failed to register, and some of their neighbours failed to turn them in.


    With PRISM, it would have been a lot easier and cheaper to round up those lawbreaking Jews and their lawbreaking neighbours.

  9. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    The Nazis also relied on census data in the occupied countries that includes religion. Still, you can’t really compare index cards with the ease of digital searching.

  10. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    The one who makes the Hitler reference first always loses the argument. Sorry that’s the rule.

  11. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    @Michael wme

    Exactly so. The Nazis were efficient, but they would have been much more so with access to NSA-like technology. Inefficiency is good when it comes to government power.

  12. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    @Harleyquinn

    And right here is a prime example of the intellectual achievement of home schooling. Harley, Harly you need to read a little history book once in a while.

  13. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    @Darsan54

    For instance….?

  14. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    @Michael wme

    The Jews who registered were KILLED!!

    Why do you see fit the Jews who Registered were KILLED!!?

  15. me9970

    me9970 said, 5 months ago

    Looking at the toon reminds me how they both came into power. Both telling the despondent populace what they wanted to hear. Which followed gleefully chanting “Yes we can! Yes we can!”

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