oward Beale could be as crazy as he wanted until the ratings dropped and the ad revenues fell, then they had to kill him like Caesar. Et tu, O’Reilly.
Plenty has been written on MOAB, the biggest non-nuclear weapon used by any side in any war since the end of World War II. But nobody has examined the story like we do here.
Larry Wines: The overconsolidated, unresponsive, devoid-of-human-values, fixated-on-the-bottom-line kleptocratic corporatocracy is becoming reliant on police state paradigms to invoke and enforce its path to unimpeded profits.
Anything can be kept out of the narrative. Just use the default that always works. The ultimate doublespeak, which is a real doozy—that showing you no evidence proves the evidence is of the highest order, because ‘it’s classified and will benefit our enemies if we let you see it.’
Is a second Scottish independence referendum vote ahead because the Scots—for an assortment of reasons that lack a prominent point, as was represented the first time—just don’t want to Brexit?
The Trumpsters told us America is a mess. Now, progressives agree, but only because the Trumpsters are in charge. Neither group seems very open to the fact that much of the rest of the world is a mess, and it’s largely because of America.
Larry Wines: Globally, bees are in trouble. And without bees, most food crops would not be pollinated and would not produce edible outcomes. Science knows that and has nevertheless been handed court defeats.
Larry Wines: Our purpose can also be expressed in the resonant words of venerable American humorist and writer Finley Peter Dunne (1867-1936): to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.
Larry Wines: No change back from the losing bets you placed: not on the hopeful bet that Trump would be the foil of the perpetual war machine.
Larry Wines: A late night comedy show in The Netherlands declared, on behalf of its country, that it wants “The Netherlands second.” Whereupon, it didn’t take long for ‘purt near every late night sociopolitical comedy/news parody show in the world to feel scooped.
Larry Wines: Here’s our assessment of what’s coming as a very direct cause-and-effect result of this new era of endless protest and implied welcoming of a coup.
Larry Wines: Middle America is rapidly developing visceral disgust over the drifts of “snowflakes” blocking traffic, and they’re looking for the salt truck.
Larry Wines: When ads are the only on-air mention of a particular corporation engaged in activities that harm the public good, it becomes clear that the financial interests of oligarchs and plutocrats have taken precedent over the news.