Who Will Lead the Left?

I found this piece arguing that Chomsky needs an heir, and it should be the author amusing.

There are some glaring problems. First, Chomsky isn’t really a leader of anything, though he is influential. Second, if there is going to a left star in the US, it will be an American. And of course these things aren’t predetermined. Leaders earn the right to lead organically. They aren’t appointed.

Still, the broader theme is worthy, namely that the left should do more to promote boldface names. Leftie media stars would get the message out; we currently have no one. (Liberals don’t count.) But there won’t be any unless they are promoted and supported, as the right does.

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Ted Rall is the political cartoonist at ANewDomain.net, editor-in-chief of SkewedNews.net, a graphic novelist and author of many books of art and prose, and an occasional war correspondent. He is the author of the biography "Trump," to be published in July 2016.

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  1. All hail Comrade Ted!!! LOL!!!

    With the greatest leader above them, people barely know one exists.

    Next comes one whom they love and praise.

    Next comes one whom they fear.

    Next comes one whom they despise and defy.

    When a leader trusts no one, no one trusts him.

    The great leader speaks little.

    He never speaks carelesly.

    He works without self-interest and leaves no trace.

    When all is finished, the people say,

    “We did it ourselves.”

    –Verse 17, Tao Te Ching