A sergeant in the U.S. Military suffering from brain trauma carries out the systematic murder of 16 Afghan civilians. He was also going through a painful divorce.
An activist misrepresents an ongoing conflict in Uganda, recruiting Hollywood types to endorse a campaign that is based more on emotion than fact. His best intentions are dumbed down to a George Lucas-styled merchandizing onslaught.
There is something shameful in the heart of the American experience and there is little if anything the average citizen can do to counteract endemic problems.
Go to work, keep your head down. Commute, go to lunch at Chili's or Applebee's. It's all you can do just to keep your head above water.
The Occupy Movement has been stifled by Police Departments nationwide. An attempt to question the whole inverted sales pyramid of capitalist goals is thwarted in the name of law and order.
The written word has been cheapened by innumerable blogs and portals. Everyone has a voice but the Internet presents them all with distorted equal merit.
Using this forum is a capitulation from a journalist who is whole-heartedly conflicted on the social media-zation of thought.
What happens when the machine ceases to work in your favor. You get laid off or you lose your job due to a set of incredible circumstances that lead to so-called willful misconduct. Your co-workers become enemies. Your 401K is swallowed by the market's mercurial tumbles.
At some point you have to wrap your head around some of the colossal bullshit the American Empire has created. It seems what we continue to build is facade. The aura behind a nation that forged its framework around killing and estranging indigneous peoples and using a slave trade to build its infrastructure.
American people are often beautiful. Striving to keep their families afloat amidst all the ills of the world. The American social/economic model is flawed. This is the distinction that must be made.
In Florida, a 17-year old is inexplicably gunned-down by a misguided vigilante. Even worse is the red tape of the legal system surrounding the incident. Having botched the investigation from the outset, the police department and Florida Attorney General are now at a loss trying to build a case against the perpetrator. A life was taken and the shooter will have to answer to a court of law or perhaps face an evern more morbid fate. The longer the Sunshine State waits to take action, the greater the chance of more harm (case in point, Spike Lee tweeting the wrong address of the shooter's residence).
Perhaps the notion of a populace that has the right to bear arms creates a natural atmosphere of fear. If your neighbor has a gun, well then you might as well own one as well.
CNN and TMZ are interchangeable news entities.has been replaced by schlock/shock journalists who pander to the lowest common denominator.
High fructose corn syrup is an ingredient in more products at your local grocery store than you ever would imagined (Lender's Bagels for instance). The FDA should be prosecuted for the food they have allowed to be sold.
Sometimes it feels like the only reason you were born was to consume. Advertising is incessant.
A series of anecdotal aphorisms for your consideration. If your pride as an American is not tempered by some sense of shame, well then you are part of the problem.
For your modest disposal.