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MICHAEL DERK ROBERTS
Small Business Consultant, Editor, and Social Media & Communications Expert, New York
Over the past 20 years I've been a top SMALL BUSINESS CONSULTANT and POLITICAL CAMPAIGN STRATEGIST in Brooklyn, New York, running successful campaigns at the City, State and Federal levels. I'm a published author and award-winning journalist. I've been honored and recognized for my deep, hard-hitting analytical work on socio-economic and political issues confronting the United States in general and New York City in particular. I'm he Senior Consultant, COMMONSENSE STRATEGIES (www.commonsensestrategies.biz ), a Marketing, Social Media & Communications company based in Brooklyn. I also host two weekly podcasts at www.blogtalkradio.com/shangoking .The first, aired on Saturday mornings is called BTS -- Business, Technology and Social Media and the second, The Roberts Report, is aired on Sundays. You can also follow me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mdvroberts. (347) 279-6668.
(1 comments) Sunday, September 15, 2019 Capitalism: Not For Black People
I contend that capitalism is far more than an economic system. Capitalism is a ruling class ideology that is institutionalized for the practice and purpose of governing and controlling the relationships between groups of people and between individuals (the capitalists).
Thursday, August 8, 2019 The Slippery Slope Of "Domestic Terrorism"
The inherent danger in formalizing and codifying the created and manufactured designation of " domestic terrorism" and the potential for the U.S. Congress to greatly expand and enhance this from its already wide interpretation is that it could be used to justify just about anything.
(1 comments) Sunday, August 4, 2019 Where IS the Anger?
Back-to-back Gun MassacresThe "guns don't kill people" argument is deeply flawed because it sidesteps the real issue. The point is not whether guns can spontaneously kill people on their own.
(3 comments) Friday, July 19, 2019 A Pervasive Racist Meme: "Go Back To Your Country," Defending AOC and Company
Why this has stuck an angry chord in me is the fact that I've heard it before, seen it on Facebook, and many times it's the default position of many Caribbean-Americans when anyone criticizes the United States government or dares to compare it with one of the many "adversaries and enemies" that this country has an ongoing, sustained need for.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 The Question Of Democratic Socialism
Still, progressive thinkers have long exposed the roots of suffering and pain of the 99 percent at the bottom rung of the United States socio-economic ladder
(2 comments) Monday, May 20, 2019 The $1 Trillion US Debt in China Trade War
China has its own range of financial firepower at its disposal to punish the US for the tariffs war, including its massive $1.123 trillion piggybank of US Treasury bills.
(2 comments) Thursday, December 13, 2018 Christmas Gifts For Less Than A Penny
I also hate the pot-bellied gluttons who focus of food, food, and still more food. Christmas for them is a license to gleefully pig out.
(7 comments) Saturday, October 6, 2018 Et Tu Susan?
The upshot is that Susan Collins has now risked her entire political legacy on Brett Kavanaugh's vague, vapid and dodgy assurances that he will impartially judge all of the facts.
(4 comments) Thursday, October 4, 2018 Yes. Christians Do Love Satan
Here in America a poll taken about five years ago found that about 60 percent of the population believes in a literal Devil.