The Cynical Times has lost more than 10 followers since we ran a meme on our Facebook page criticizing former President Barack Obama, who remains a beloved figure among many Progressives. Including those involved in the production of The Cynical Times.
Ten readers may not sound like much, but it's an unprecedented development in the history of this Progressive nonprofit news organization. It's no small thing for Cynical, which was founded in 2011 to champion the faltering middle class and give Occupy Wall Street a fair shake in the news media.
What's it all mean?
Cause that's what the Saudis, who are to democracy what jetliners are to World Trade Centers, are all about. Buying influence.
It's a luxury we can no longer afford in the faltering middle class, because we are under fire from the Republican Party and the Democratic Party. Both of which are owned by Wall Street right now.
Instead, many of you embrace the comforting lie that the bad guys are either Republican or Dem. When the painful truth is both party machines now work for the Predatory 1 Percent.
The staged contests they put on every election are about as meaningful as those waged between The Harlem Globetrotters basketball team and the Washington Generals. In the sense that the outcome is irrelevant to the business they're in together.
We know that when politicians want to wash bribe money clean they do so by accepting it in the guise of excessive speaking fees, bogus donations to their family charities, insider trading tips and low show jobs for their pampered spawn. Like the jobs at MSNBC that Chelsea Clinton, Meghan McCain and Jenna Hager Bush have all landed as national correspondents. And the insider trading tips that helped House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi amass an $87 million fortune - thanks to the insider trading exemption our hopelessly corrupt Congress has given themselves.
That loophole is not the only one these royal wannabees enjoy.
While the rest of us are being priced out of the healthcare insurance market and seeing our pensions replaced by garbage 401k retirement funds, the fake public servants in Congress have given themselves both for life. These first-class citizens have also exempted themselves from term limits, to make it harder for those of us in coach to vote them out. It's also why these corrupt sonsabitches have been busily gerrymandering our congressional districts to increase the power of their respective political machines at the expense of the public - that's you and me.
Unofficially, our labor, housing, and medical markets are all disasters; our banking sector is out of control and using synthetic investment vehicles to print new electronic currency like the Weimar Republic; climate change is passing the point of "how much is too much;" a college education and a decent cut of steak are both becoming unaffordable; Wall Street has abandoned the very concept of national identity and is busily pilfering the Treasury; and our politicians are holding a "Going out of Business Sale" every day.
What's for sale?
Our children's future.
-Eff propagandist Rupert Murdoch.
-Eff The New York Times and the filthy rich Sulzberger family which has kept it from biting their limousine liberal pals in the country club set.
-Eff the Koch Brothers and mammon worshiper Sheldon Adelson.
-Eff Michael Bloomberg and his Wall Street goombahs.
-Eff Limousine Liberals
-Eff Sumner Redstone and Viacom.
-Eff Carrier Air Conditioner
-Eff Ford and GM.