We the people…

This post serves to announce a boycott of the New York Times. Everyone should stop purchasing and reading the New York Times until they stop running such stories as “Trump Plans a Putin Invitation, Blindsiding Top Intelligence Aide” on their front page.

Such stories need not be on the front page of a newspaper. Such stories increase the risk of nuclear war as well as school shootings. The stories can be run in the middle of the newspaper, but I would prefer that they be very short and not include photos.

My college classmate, and close friend, Mr. Arthur Gregg Sulzburger, publisher of the New York Times, has the power to tell Editor Mr. Dean Baquet to no longer put such stories on the front page. But I assume Mr Sulzburger would never do that, because that would compromise the ethics of the paper. So Mr. Dean Baquet, if you are reading this, I suggest you implement the policy I outline on this blog post.

The New York Times could be bankrupt within 12 months if a boycott were generalized. Think about the Montgomery Bus Boycott in Alabama and the courage of Rosa Parks. That changed American history. And it happened because of Gandhi in South Africa decades before. And Thoreau before him. And Harriet Tubman. The list goes on…

We live in a democracy, and the U.S. Constitution states, “We the people…”

If you agree with me please share on social media or leave a comment below. If you disagree with me please share on social media or leave a comment below.

As an aside, the boycott will not just apply to the New York Times. Any news outlet, including the Washington Post, Fox News, CNN, Breitbart, Boston Globe, etc that continues to publish inflammatory, dangerous articles in the front page will no longer receive any of my money.

But where can you get your news? You can visit my blog. Or you can try Democracy Now and Common Dreams, they generally are antiwar and I learn a lot from supporting them.

Capitalism is run amok. That’s what is driving this.  But I am not a communist or socialist. I am also not a capitalist. The fact is that people are dying and suffering and we have an obligation to act.

Thank you for your support of Truth and Democracy,

As Mahatma Gandi wrote, in The Story of My Experiments with Truth,”

My uniform experience has convinced me that there is no other God than Truth.

We are all on the same side of democracy and Truth, and we are each capable of courageous acts.

And to continue, Mr Gandhi wrote, “As a result of all of my experiments, that a perfect vision of Truth can only follow a complete realization of Ahimsa (nonviolence).” 

That was a brief interlude. Now back to my regular work….

Best regards,

Philip Albert Lederer


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