Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Tell A Friend Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites
Exclusive to OpEdNews:
OpEdNews Op Eds

Donald Quack and The "Fake News

By       Message Harold Novikoff       (Page 1 of 1 pages)     Permalink    (# of views)   No comments

Related Topic(s): ; ; , Add Tags
Add to My Group(s)

Must Read 1   Valuable 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H4 7/21/17

Author 92139
Become a Fan
  (1 fan)
- Advertisement -

(about the Fake economy and the Fake government)

From commons.wikimedia.org: The Spirit of 43-Donald Duck, cropped version {MID-143551}
The Spirit of 43-Donald Duck, cropped version
(Image by Wikipedia (commons.wikimedia.org))
  Permission   Details   DMCA

According to Mr. Trump*, anything in the media which is contradictory or uncomplimentary to him or his administration is "fake news". "Good news" is the news he "tweets" or "quacks". Most news is speculation. In the public forum, real news based on known truths about events seems to be at a scarcity, overwhelmed by the flood of misinformation, lies, and half-truths. We live in the era of "Goebbelization" - an era of fake reality.

- Advertisement -

The economy is the pillar of society that supports virtually all activities. According to our democratic principles, it should provide for the survival and well-being of its people to the extent of its resources in terms of health, economic security, and at least a modicum of happiness from sharing in the benefits of society. What we now have is an economy that serves a minority of the people well, at the sacrifice of the well-being and contentment of the majority and the future security of everyone - especially with respect to protecting the environment. An economy that is measured solely in terms of profits, having little regard for human values of the source of profits and without a moral imperative for social progress, is a "fake" economy.

Our government, for many decades, has become subservient to our economy and those who control it, whereas it should be the other way around. The present administration has dropped all disguises as to this relationship. It has confused governing with owning. As we have to some degree separated religion and state, we must at least govern the economy as a separate entity with separate personnel. Until then, we have only a "fake" government. Things are not so ducky now.

*Otherwise known as Dr. Shekel and Mr. Hide.

- Advertisement -

 

- Advertisement -

Must Read 1   Valuable 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Veteran, retired from several occupations (school teacher, technical writer, energy conservation business, etc.) long-time Sierra Club member


Harold Novikoff Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Wild Fires

The Motive Behind Global-Warming Denial

Is Democracy Obsolete?

Dark Matters: The Science/Industrial Complex

High Crime in the U.S. Senate

The Lost Century