Someone noted a hint of cynicism in some of my writing. I guess that person missed my earlier posts on the subject. Guilty as charged.
I do not understand how anyone can avoid becoming cynical in this day and age, confronted by posturing in the media circus and garbage emanating from political classes in capitals around the world. It seems that too many eligible voters prefer the comfort of having their heads in sand (or some other equally sunless spot) or are too stupid to notice, drugged by phony entertainment, faked erudition, and their own inability to observe.
G.B. Shaw provided a less-negative connotation to the word, but it is no less concise.
"The power of accurate observation is commonly called
cynicism by those who have not got it."
Accurate observation is maligned in this world of p.c. (stupid concept!). Guilty parties that feel it's honest bite, hit back by attacking the messenger. The cynic should not be confused with nasty, hurtful, personal attacker.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.