Ted Rall: The apartment was bare, the door wide open. Someone, neighbors probably, had taken everything, even the china cabinet. “My friend died over an apartment and some stuff,” my grandfather remembered. He was still angry. “Never die over stuff.”
Ted Rall: And there will be no limit to the rage of the survivors who are suffering against politicians who did not do what was needed to be done.
Ted Rall: What you really need to stock up on are two items: personal relationships and IQ points. Both make the difference between life and death.
Ted Rall: Acting under the assumption that we have completely forgotten what they did last time, corporate lobbying groups like Airlines for America are already asking for a $60 billion bailout.
Ted Rall: Bernie Sanders is running an issue-based campaign, not one based purely on personality. Even if he loses, historians will mark this election as evidence of the strength of progressive and left-leaning electoral politics.
Ted Rall: Considering the fact that 40% of Americans consistently tell pollsters they prefer socialism or communism to capitalism, branding Bernie Sanders as a nefarious democratic socialist might have the unintended effect of bringing out people who don’t normally vote
Ted Rall: In a Democratic Party increasingly dominated by insurgent progressives, authenticity (or the perception thereof) is a politician’s most valuable asset. The approval of “mainstream” establishment entities has become a curse.
Ted Rall: Millennials and the children we call Generation Z face the horrifying prospect that they will get stuck with the tab for humanity’s centuries-long rape of planet earth, the mass desecration of which radically accelerated after 1950.
Ted Rall: Trump isn’t held accountable because he has never been held accountable. He has never been held accountable because he has never allowed himself to be held accountable.
Ted Rall: Figuring lefties had nowhere else to go, party leadership took them for granted, ignoring their desire for a stronger social safety net and fewer military adventures in favor of a pro-corporate agenda. What other choice did they have, vote Republican?
Ted Rall: Now more than ever, we need a reality check. Electoral politics has no space whatsoever for the real, actual left. Corporate journalistic outlets employ no actual leftists. There is no organized left in the United States.
Ted Rall: Political power and cultural influence have neatly leapfrogged from the ubiquitous Baby Boomers to their actual children, the Millennials.
The official narrative of billionaire accused pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s death shifted faster than a New York subway rider when a homeless guy plops down next to them on a hot day.