11 Classic Ted Rall Cartoons About American Patriotism

What with it being the Fourth of July weekend and all, I thought it might be fun to bring back some of my older cartoons about patriotism and jingoism. Fire up the bar-B, throw on Old Glory and enjoy!


  • “The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.” —Steven Biko

    We live in a world populated by malicious fictions serving pathological institutions that exist only to enslave thought.

    Humor is not an escape from reality, but an escape from illusion, said Bill Hicks.

    The oppressor fears for the continued existence of his institutions and their power; their power derives only from the deceptions by which they obtain the consent of the deceived.

    The oppressor’s fictions can only be resisted on the plane of their existence, and on this plane will these fictions meet their nemeses, Art and Humor.

    Oppressor, meet Bill Hicks, George Carlin, and Ted Rall.

  • “we’re a great country, but not nearly as great as we could be”

    Yeah. I do love my country … but …

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