The Killer American Self: Democracy as Suicide

Yesterday, we witnessed the Death Penalty — circa 1931 — with George Orwell’s assistance in “Taking the Mechanism Out of Man.”

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iPad Kills Kindle, Adobe and iPhone

I am quite convinced the quick ascent of the nascent Apple iPad will be a thundering earthquake that will change, in less than a year, the way most of us do our public business on the web and our private pleasures at home. Technological advances come in flashes and thunderstorms and not drips and drabs. The iPad is such a phenomenon that it will kill three things in rapid order:

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Guilt by King Prawn and the Alienable Confessor Killer

JonBenet‘s accJohn Mark Karrused killer John Mark Karr  — or is the more proper term “confessor killer” — has already been drawn and quartered in the court of public opinion by the mainstream media vested to protect the public interest.

How did things go wrong so quickly and why does the media feed such a bloodthirst for information about a man who — guilty or not — is obviously not right in his mind or comfortable in his body even if he did he killing or even if he just thinks he did the killing?

In America, the notoriously accused are deemed the most guilty by associations created by the media even before being charged in the legal system.

The mainstream media opinion makers appear to live for guilt by insinuation. That must make for thrilling reporting but it makes lousy television and reading.

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