The United States tried to overthrow or directly interfere in the elections of at least 80 countries throughout the Cold War alone. How exactly is it in a position to complain if it turns out to be true that Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential election?
When a CIA supported military junta attempt to overthrow the democratically elected government of Venezuela, the New York Times was among the first publications to editorialize approvingly. They did the same thing when the Obama administration backed the overthrow of the democratically elected government of Honduras. Now the Army has overthrown the government of Zimbabwe. Although that government with hardly a democracy, it is also true that you cannot support a military coup and claim to be in favor of democracy. That apparently seems to be something that the American media does not understand.
Deutsche Bank says that it could replace half of its 97,000 employees with robots within the next 20 years. Setting aside the obvious economic implications – if robots replace us, how are we supposed to earn a living? — this makes one wonder about the new meaning of robo-signings, the practice by many of the big banks during the housing melt down used to conduct illegal foreclosures. Meanwhile, as artificial intelligence becomes more of a thing, one wonders, will our new robotic banker overlords feel guilt?
Employees get fired for just about anything. Meanwhile, certain members of the political entertainment elite get away with just about everything. I’ve gotten fired for relatively trivial offenses. Maybe I should have tried to do the truly disgusting stuff that people like Harvey Weinstein stand accused of instead. They got away with it for years.
If you doubt that team politics are the order of the day, check out the Alabama Senate race where Roy Moore, who stands accused of child molestation and attempted rape, stans a better than even chance of winning a special election the simple fact that Alabama is a Republican state and that voters there simply won’t support a Democrat no matter what.