Presumably only the people who have Sixth Estate in their RSS readers will be reading this little mea culpa, but it’s as good a place to start as any. After a couple of months off, Sixth Estate is going to be returning to the Web with new gusto.
The reason for the two month’s silence has been a major change in life pace on my part — a cross-country move and a new job which has required the vast majority of my time. Still, I’ve been watching the Occupy movement from the sidelines long enough to decide that I may as well get back into the ring myself.
Over the coming months Sixth Estate will return to the topics that made it what it was, as well as take on some broader questions — mainly, the sad and complete lack of genuine knowledge and perspective from what passes for contemporary politics and journalism which is exemplified by the sarcastically captioned pictures visible to the left and right of this post. They are, for those who wish to know, a picture of Earth taken by a distant space probe, and a picture of tens of billions of stars occupying a region of space many, many, many trillions of times larger than the largest and most totalitarian empire ever constructed.Tweet
- Keith Beardsley: Harper Government’s song and dance on gas prices is just “smoke and mirrors”
- Daily Beast: Facebook hired PR firm to plant false stories to embarrass Google
- Huffington Post (I know, but in this case it seems legit): U.S. welfare programs now charging use and inactivity fees against people on income assistance.
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