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Ted Rall for February 15, 2019

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    Daeder Premium Member 2 months ago

    I think there’s a typo in the second panel slogan. I think it should be “Make the Rich Great Again”.

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    GreggW Premium Member 2 months ago

    Bringing it back to today’s capitalist quasi-democracy in the US, as Rall in his alternate history shows, nowadays reactionaries are called “conservatives”, conservatives are called “centrists” (Rall further reinforces this with his latest tweet), and centrists are called “liberals”. So liberals are called…

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    misterdantes  2 months ago

    If the nazis had won the war there would be a Big Government, universal health care*, transportations operated by government owned companies, state controlled capitalism, lots of public servants and services… Therefore Trumpists and Republicans would call the nazis “leftard” or “commies”.

    *universal health care for the approved citizen of the reich. Although one might argue that those sent to death camps have also their health taken care of by the government.

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    mattro53  2 months ago

    We need more centrist billionaires who made their fortune selling overpriced bad coffee to tell us how things like single-payer health care and the Green New Deal are impractical. It brings to mind Bugs saying “Sheesh, what a maroon!” as the Tasmanian Devil spins over the cliff. In a weird ironic twist, it’s the billionaires and millionaires throwing the rest of us under the bus while deriding us for wanting to improve our lives.

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    Motivemagus  2 months ago

    We’re pretty close to this already. The “modern” GOP is well into John Birch Society territory — which was declared by William F. Buckley to be beyond the pale, back in the day — and we have a “president” who sympathizes with the Nazis, whose father was a leader in the KKK, and who kept a book of Hitler’s speeches by his bed.

    Meanwhile, a tame FDR New Dealer like Bernie Sanders — a social democrat, not even a full-on socialist — is seen as a wild-eyed radical instead of the centrist he used to be.

    We HAVE no real left-wing in this country’s government. Not at all. Even Ocasio-Cortez is suggesting things that were DONE in the 1950s and 1960s, or were proposed by Teddy Roosevelt in the 1900s.

    If Americans were better educated on the political spectra – because there isn’t just left-to-right, either – and if we didn’t have a two-party government, we might have more diversity of perspective. Right now we primarily have middle, right, far right, and crazy right represented in the national government.

    The idea that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is somehow a radical for proposing a tax plan LESS severe than held true throughout the 1950s and 1960s is simply hilarious.

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    Cerabooge  2 months ago

    Watching The Man In The High Castle is a chilling experience. Living it is worse.

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    Radish Premium Member 2 months ago

    This is the Republican plan, isn’t it?

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    We has seen the enemy  2 months ago

    If the Nazi’s had won the war we’d have a cure for cancer, permanent bases on the moon, and free gigabit network access for all. Oh, and ‘Happy Worker’ (forced labor) camps to ensure employment for all even if you aren’t white.

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    RalphConti  2 months ago

    Yes, it probably would be like that because human nature is a constant no matter how society changes. This comic, like so many others, is basically Rall saying that people suck. If we look beyond the fact that Rall is also a person, what is the point to his thinking?

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    Meatpuppet  2 months ago

    The Nazis were in no way “conservatives”. They rejected tradition and turned the young against their elders. They were considered radicals and were attempting to reshape and redefine society in much the same way commies have. Other than commies, the main internal opponents of the Nazis were actually reactionaries, who were shocked and horrified by the “reforms” shoved down Teutonic throats.

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    XtopherSD  2 months ago

    Rall, in his typical “ad absurdum” way, stipulates people would be fine living under fascism. Doesn’t that totally ignore of the history of people who lived under authoritarian rule and fought against it, sometimes even changing it. Doesn’t it denigrate the memory of people who died fighting for change. Much as he would like to believe every else are just sheep, except for him, it just isn’t true.

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    Radish Premium Member 2 months ago

    Orange make up wearing draft dodging Trumpee will have his fascist military parade.

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    Night-Gaunt49  2 months ago

    In his typical over the head way of doing things he shows where the ones who want to change things do not want to change the core of the system, just make it nicer, kinder and gentler instead of wiping it out and cleaning things up.

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    wmbrainiac  2 months ago

    Yah, right. That’s why no one on the left supports strong labor unions.

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    DonPoole  2 months ago

    Almost all the Republicons are on board with it, but the neolib/third way Dems are as well.

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    William Bednar Premium Member 2 months ago

    Worse part is, the name of “French Fries” would have to be changed to “Nazi Fries”!

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    Yontrop  2 months ago

    You could have drawn the cartoon using how things in East Germany really were 50 years ago. I’m not sure I’d be convince of your point by that either though. Politics will never be perfect and we really do need to make the steps that we can not live in fantasy.

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