Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. alcors3

    alcors3 said, over 2 years ago

    Odolph has stolen America.

  2. emptc12

    emptc12 said, over 2 years 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.
    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?
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.

  3. Crow Nobo, fol de rol de riddle

    Crow Nobo, fol de rol de riddle said, over 2 years ago

    We bought Alaska from the Russians.

  4. Cripplious

    Cripplious said, over 2 years 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.

  5. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years 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.
    But, wait: Some cartoonists drew pictures approving of those things, so you can’t draw cartoons criticizing them.

  6. SABRSteve

    SABRSteve said, over 2 years 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.

  7. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years 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.

  8. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years 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?

  9. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, over 2 years 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.

  10. emptc12

    emptc12 said, over 2 years ago

    Every week that passes shows you are wrong about that. It was a well-funded invasion. Increases in pay and pension benefits are bribes. Will Kiev be compensated for the military bases seized?
    Crimea is not comparable to Iraq. I think that the aftermath of the the Iraq campaign was disastrously handled and has damaged U.S. credibility for decades. But we can fix it with time.
    I don’t think the Russians care about their reputation or justice. They just want their empire and buffer countries back. Putin is a man without honor, as were Stalin and Hitler.

  11. rossevrymn

    rossevrymn GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Arrested development, the common core of the liberal cartoonist.

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