Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 9 months ago

    It is only good when we do it. Everyone else is a terrorist and “rogue” nation.

  2. alcors3

    alcors3 said, 9 months ago

    Odolph has stolen America.

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 9 months ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    The US has never invaded any other country, it has only liberated them. Just look. Vietnam is now prosperous. Iraq is practically a paradise: a hellhole under the brutal dictator Saddam, the US left Iraq peaceful and prosperous, and everyone is fighting to get in. Libya was a place where Qadhafi was killing millions every day, but now Libys is also peaceful and prosperous, a place where ambassadors can sleep soundly, knowing how safe Libya has become since the US pacified it. The whole world wants the US to go in and liberate them. They’re all waiting. It’s so hard deciding where to start. Why not the entire world all at once and get it over with?

  4. emptc12

    emptc12 said, 9 months ago

    So … it’s okay to do? Not much difference between the U.S. and Russia? That’s what is implied by all these clever comments on all the sites. Self-criticism is sliding into self-condemnation.
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    Putin must wake up every day and marvel that we do his PR work for him: “Those silly Americans have no sense of self-interest left.” Everything Putin has done for several years has fallen into place for him, no doubt to clever advisors who studied the West for many years. And how has Snowden fit into all this?
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    On the agenda: Spread disinformation. Divide and conquer. Make despotism look glamorous. Make your competitors doubt themselves. Mix lies with truth. We stand apart and take in the propaganda just the way we do advertising. We are smart and stupid at the same time.
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    Intellectuals in the 1930s liked Stalin. There are pictures of Stalin and Lenin popping up again in the pro-Russian crowd, national heroes, as if they were the equivalent of Washington and Jefferson.
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    We Americans who have open land can’t imagine the struggles for territory that have taken place in Europe and Asia, the lives violently lost. People have lived there for tens of thousands of years in the same regions and still jostle for their place in the sun. They have learned from history that under such circumstances the strong overcome the weak as soon as they can. It’s in the nature of Homo sapiens such as we are and always will be, to struggle on basic survival levels despite the veneer of civilization and culture.
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    That probably seems funny to many of us in our present comfort. So, what was happening with Europe, Germany, and Russia a lifetime ago? With our foolish inattention to unpleasant and inconvenient realities it will certainly happen again.

  5. Beau Nobo

    Beau Nobo said, 9 months ago

    We bought Alaska from the Russians.

  6. Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished." GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Florida was not stolen from Spain. They sold it to us.
    Hawaii was not invaded by Marines. The Queen was replaced by a bunch of rich American businessmen. Definitely a hostile takeover. At first the US declared it illegal, but someone must have sent some cash, because the government turned around and said it was okay.

  7. Bob

    Bob said, 9 months ago

    Most native tribes were not sovereign states just a loose confederation of independent family groups. Alaska, Louisana Territory were purchased from European countries. The land we stole was not settled on. The native people say their ancestors did not own the earth.

  8. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Yes, Obama was president then and approved all those moves. You’re right, Ted — we should not question any unfairness in the world, because we were unfair in the past.
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    But, wait: Some cartoonists drew pictures approving of those things, so you can’t draw cartoons criticizing them.

  9. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 9 months ago

    @Tigger

    What do you mean he’s right on? You’re post CONTRADICTS what Rall says.

    And Alaska wasn’t stolen from Russia, either. It was PURCHASED from them in 1867 for $7.2 million ($121 million adjusted for inflation).

    That might be a “steal”. But it wasn’t stolen.

  10. SABRSteve

    SABRSteve said, 9 months ago

    Is Ted Rall saying that the USA should do nothing? Is he saying that Putin is right? Is he saying that the US should not exist? Is he saying that Europe should return to Celts? Is he saying Americans are hypocritical, even though no one living today stole anything? Perhaps he has a point, but it’s sort of weak.

  11. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Ted Rall is historically illiterate and basically only in the game to get “reactions” from people he considers to be sell-outs: Anybody with a sense of perspective and a slight knowledge of how the world actually works, not what it seems like it ought to be to a group of college sophomores around a well-stocked bong.

  12. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Michael said “The whole world wants us to go in and liberate them.” Quite right. Unfortunately, “they” are the elites, of whatever ideology, who are opposed to the CURRENT elites who rule. Then they want money, and arms, and advisors, and oh, by the way, can YOU fight? Because our military is incompetent, and greedy, and on the take. Now, GET THE HELL OUT! (Until next time.)
    Uh, Thanks?

  13. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, 9 months ago

    We didn’t steal Maine. The treaty between England and the new United States after the War of Independence was vague about where the border was in northern Maine. For years, loggers on the American and Canadian sides argued about these boundaries, and almost came to a shooting war!. The President (I think it was Tyler) actually sent U.S. troops to the area to HOLD BACK these armed American loggers. The dispute went to the Hague for arbitration, and that settled the border lines.

  14. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 9 months ago

    @old1953 Explain in plain English, why it’s OK for the USA to invade Iraq but NOT OK for Russia to invade the Crimea.

    Well for one thing, the US went into Iraq with a coalition of about 38 other countries, known as the Multi-National Force – Iraq (MNF-I) followed by NATO forces (known as NATO Training Mission – Iraq) to up-train Iraq’s military and police forces. You might not like the size of the other nation’s forces, which ranged from 2 from New Zealand to 46,000 from the UK and 2,000 from Austrailia, but there it is.

    Where’s Russia’s coalition?

    Then there was Iraq shooting at our planes in the No-Fly Zone, in clear violation of their Surrender Agreement from Gulf-War One.

    Was Crimea shooting at Russian planes someplace?

    And of course there were all those pesky UN Resolutions, which the UN wouldn’t enforce because they were all being bribed. Were there any UN Resolutions against Crimea? Does the UN even know Crimea exists?

    Plain enough English for ’ya?

  15. Gresch

    Gresch said, 9 months ago

    @churchillwasright

    I went to a website that stated $7.2 million from 1867 is $433 Billion in today’s money.

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