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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is Most Hated American

When it comes to “schadenfreude,” the German word for taking pleasure in the suffering of others, Facebook CEO and Chairman Mark Zuckerberg is No....

Facebook Levels Anti-Nazis with Nazis

Facebook is in the tyranny and oppression business now, and business is good. Remember how Donald Trump outraged America last year by leveling anti-fascists with...

A Rambling Tale of No Consequence

A trip through the Wikipedia rabbit hole from Trump's fabulists, to the artful lies of Iraqi War provocateur Ahmed Chalabi, to the group supremacy of The Me Too Movement.

How Facebook is Destroying America

The biggest challenge to explaining the evil of social media and the existential threat it poses to free speech, freedom of expression, a free...

Ship of Fools, Leaderless and Adrift

Ever ridden in a speeding car with a raging drunk at the wheel? Yes, you have - we all have - because that's the current...

In Defense of Liberal Intolerance

"No freebies" was one of the guiding principles I grew up with in the Bronx - one of America's great working class communities and a bastion of...

The End of Freedom and Democracy

Why does the United States have an opioid crisis? Same reason we have a food safety crisis and are besieged by foreign and domestic terrorists. These...

The Utter Cowardice of Immigrant Bashing

As a public service journalist who once made a living scrutinizing the powerful and championing the needy, I absolutely abhor the immigrant bashing now...

Cynical Times editor trolls Clinton stronghold

Victor Epstein was cruising his Facebook timeline alone Thursday afternoon, buck naked in the privacy of his living room, when the break in the social...

Recognizing Osama’s sweeping victory

It's hard to believe Osama bin Laden will go down in history as the architect of our democratic society's downfall, but this painful truth is becoming clearer with each passing day as fearful Americans continue to abandon the moral compass that made us great.

What Bin Laden (shown with National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski in 1979, at left) lost on the battlefield after 9/11 he won on U.S. streets and in our living-rooms as we traded in our precious civil liberties for the false security of a venal police state devoted to savage capitalism. Tyranny and corporate greed won the day as institutions as disparate as the Republican and Democratic parties, the American Medical Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce took advantage of that climate of fear to advance Wall Street's message of "unrestricted profit growth by any and all means."

Why did this happen? When did this happen?

To quote U2: "You plant a demon seed, you raise a flower of fire." 

That’s us.

Nothing illustrates these painful truths more clearly than the entitled, hateful trash now seeking the presidency in the sordid Reality TV Show our electoral process has become since Citizens United. To look at hate-mongers like Trump and Cruz and Wall Street sellouts like Clinton is to know, without question, that Osama won his showdown with America and the average American lost. Big-time.

 

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