Confirmation Bias

I have certain rules I live by. My first rule I don't believe anything the government tells me. And I don't take very seriously the media, or the press, in this country. With the case in the Persian Gulf war they were nothing more than unpaid employees of the Department  of Defense.  Most of the … Continue reading Confirmation Bias

How the CIA Invented Conspiracy Theories

Hopefully everyone is up to speed after the first part of this never-ending story: Who Shot JFK? This part is exactly how it happened for me as well.  People talking on the JFK conspiracy hot line were kooks... until I became a "kook" too, just by asking questions: None of us have expertise in all … Continue reading How the CIA Invented Conspiracy Theories

Who Shot JFK?

And now, for something completely different. Today is Conspiracy Day. WOOHOO! Anybody remember that '80s show, Dallas? My folks used to watch it religiously. We're all from Texas. Now most folks down there religiously watch this TV confidence man called Joel Osteen. Can't tell which one is cheesier and steals more money: JR or JO? … Continue reading Who Shot JFK?

Time to use the “F” Word: What is Fascism?

edited by O Society June 27, 2019 Of all the unanswered questions of our time, perhaps the most important is: ‘What is Fascism?’ One of the social survey organizations in America recently asked this question of a hundred different people, and got answers ranging from ‘pure democracy’ to ‘pure diabolism’. In this country if you ask … Continue reading Time to use the “F” Word: What is Fascism?

What is Libertarianism?

Libertarians: Abortion is a matter for individual conscience, not public decree edited by O Society June 27, 2018 STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES We, the members of the Libertarian Party, challenge the cult of the omnipotent state and defend the rights of the individual. We hold that all individuals have the right to exercise sole dominion over … Continue reading What is Libertarianism?

What is Anarchism?

The Word of the Day is Anarchism by O Society June 26, 2018 "Anarchism is not a fixed, self-enclosed social system but rather a definite trend in the historic development of mankind, which, in contrast with the intellectual guardianship of all clerical and governmental institutions, strives for the free unhindered unfolding of all the individual and … Continue reading What is Anarchism?

What is the Open Society?

by O Society June 26, 2018 "Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them… We should therefore … Continue reading What is the Open Society?

The Journey Begins: About O Society

The Journey Begins by O Society June 26, 2018 Not into cutting ribbons with scissors or smashing perfectly good bottles of booze on the side of a ship. So let's christen this thing with a poem: A tree whose trunk is of a man’s embrace, Begins from something extremely tiny. A tower of nine stories … Continue reading The Journey Begins: About O Society