“Journalism is not a profession or a trade. It is a cheap catch-all for fuckoffs and misfits — a false doorway to the backside of life, a filthy piss-ridden little hole nailed off by the building inspector, but just deep enough for a wino to curl up from the sidewalk and masturbate like a chimp in a zoo-cage.” Hunter S. Thompson
“There are a lot of ways to practice the art of journalism, and one of them is to use your art like a hammer to destroy the right people — who are almost always your enemies, for one reason or another, and who usually deserve to be crippled, because they are wrong.” Hunter S Thompson
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The economy has gotten worse and people are more cautious since the NSA psyop began. These are difficult times to be sure, which I completely understand.
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It has been said that people don’t want to know the truth. It has been said that Americans don’t care about foreign policy. I choose not to believe that.
Roy just wrote:
So I know I’m not alone out here.
But “In time(s) of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” and often a desolate one.
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Six years ago I started this website with this post, Apostles of the Glorious Rich . It was a memory and a warning of what I called the New Mammon Dawn. There is no question of the accuracy of that warning I wrote even before the economic demolition of 2008.
In that first month 6 years ago, AE had 56 page views, the next 676. I couldn’t imagine ever getting that many more nor still being here all this time later.
So far in 2013 AE has been viewed 1,016,454 times in less than 6 full months.
We’re doing something right.
But I am not financially secure and need help from you the readers, those who can afford it, to keep this truly independent news and opinion site up and running.
You may not always agree with me, but I am always honest. I serve no interests outside reporting the truth, no advertisers to dictate what I can and cannot report. No foundations, no corporate ties, no political affiliations or ambitions to limit my curiosity.
It’s just you and me and the occasional troll.
Please help keep AE up and running in these darker days.
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Your help is very much appreciated. Thank you, scott creighton
UPDATE: OK, by “exceeds our grasp” I’m talking PAGE VIEWS… not DONATIONS. Could still use some help in that department…
“Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp — or what’s a heaven for?”
Last year in 2012, this website reached more people than ever, with over 900,000 page views. That was nearly twice the number recorder in my previous record year 2010. I reported on that fact with pride even though I fully understood it’s still a very small amount of traffic when compared to the bigger sites.
This year I am again somewhat proud to announce that in less than 5 months, American Everyman has already surpassed the previous record and is well on it’s way to reach a million page views in only 6 months (Jan- June). That is a major uptick to say the least.
In the current vernacular, the real journalism is trending upwards.
UPDATE: Edwin – I tried to send you a thank you note but the email got bounced back. Thank you very much. It’s most appreciated.
No I’m not happy and I’m damn proud of it!
I was asked a few months back by a close friend from my previous life if I was “happy”. At the time I was unable to reply as well as I wanted. “Happy” never really factored into the equation or at least it hadn’t for quite some time. I simply can’t fathom how “happiness” can be my focus when there is so much wrong, so little time to fix it and so few attempting to report the truth about it.
Today I came across a quote from MarketWatch columnist Brett Arends which helped me understand my perspective on happiness a little better :
“Do you want to know what kind of person makes the best reporter? I’ll tell you. A borderline sociopath. Someone smart, inquisitive, stubborn, disorganized, chaotic, and in a perpetual state of simmering rage at the failings of the world. Once upon a time you saw people like this in every newsroom in the country. They often had chaotic personal lives and they died early of cirrhosis or a heart attack. But they were tough, angry SOBs and they produced great stories.
Things have gotten a bit difficult as those of you who have been reading for the last few days can understand. I’m going to be offline for a little while but I will be back as soon as I can. I want to thank you all for your kind words and well wishes during this trying time. If you can make a donation on that thing over there that would be great but words of encouragement help as well.
I will be back as soon as I can. Till then…
by Scott Creighton
He might not have had the best fashion sense but he didn’t care. Who am I kidding? He went full retard when it came to clothes but he liked what he liked and if you didn’t, it meant not a single thing to him.
He always had a joke and a smart-ass comment followed up by that distinctive smirk of his.
He didn’t like bullshit and could smell it a mile away, but he loved his bullshit and gave it out freely with a devilish grin like a giant belligerent Johnny Appleseed crossing the nation.
He was opinionated and obstinate. Like his wardrobe, his viewpoint rarely changed.
It’s That time of the month again. My little visitor is demanding satisfaction. Gotta pay Verizon or they will bust into my “cloud”… and God knows what the CIA and the FBI have put in there. Hell, I don’t even have a “cloud”.
Don’t even really know what a”cloud” is… but I know it’s kept at that new big NSA building in Utah.
I need a little help to pay the bills and keep up and running. If you can, and ONLY if you can, a few bucks on that DONATION thingy over there —> would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much.
I started this site nearly 6 years ago and back then it was a good month when I got over 600 page views. This past year since March, American Everyman has been viewed 1,004, 910 times.
A million in a year is a milestone for me and for that I am thankful to you readers.
Many good websites, truth telling sites, have come and gone since then for many reasons and there are still more out there garnering far more views than we are while their objectivity and credibility are becoming more and more suspect by the day.
But one thing is for sure; I’m still here, still at it and still telling the truth.. as bleak as that truth is.
I don’t need much to keep at it this month thanks to a little project I am working on but a few pennies in the tip jar would make it much easier to keep up and running if you can afford to do so. But ONLY if you can afford it.
I’m not going to spam this site with crappy ads and silver stacker pyramid schemes that waste your time and insult your intelligence. This site isn’t about me making a living. It’s not a business, it’s a service: one that I do gladly and am rewarded for every day.
So if you can afford to help to offset the costs of running the site please consider that little DONATE button on the right over there. It would be greatly appreciated.
I’m looking forward to another good year and hopefully we’ll all get through it on this side of the re-education camp fences… though that may be a bit optimistic in light of recent events. Thank you all for coming by.