Greta is Legit; However, the Powers that Be Actively Try to Use Her as Tool of their Symbolic McResistance™

Greta Thunberg is legit, sincere, and she has Asperger. However, the Powers that Be actively try to use her as tool of their symbolic McResistance™. She is not corrupt and her innocence is obvious. That said, they will do the utmost to put a soda can in her hand and get her to sing, "I'd … Continue reading Greta is Legit; However, the Powers that Be Actively Try to Use Her as Tool of their Symbolic McResistance™

The Wisdom of Trees

Walt Whitman on what our silent friends teach us about being rather than seeming by Maria Popova edited by O Society September 24, 2019 Hermann Hesse wrote in his lyrical love letter to our arboreal companions, “then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy.” Two generations earlier, a different … Continue reading The Wisdom of Trees

Social Darwinism and Fitness

"Yes, change is the basic law of nature. However, the changes wrought by the passage of time affects individuals and institutions in different ways. According to Darwin’s Origin of Species, it is not the most intellectual of the species who survives; it is not the strongest who survives; but rather the species who survives is … Continue reading Social Darwinism and Fitness

Skeptics’R’Us

  Delusion. Conspiracy Theory. Mental illness. Tinfoil hat. Where does sanity end and crazy begin? by O Society September 25, 2019 I do not know. I believe the US government narratives about many things are fabricated lies. From Russiagate recently to JFK before my time to the sinking of the Spanish Maine way back before … Continue reading Skeptics’R’Us

Us and Them

From newborns to nation states, we trust similarity. We love our friends, but does this mean we must hate those who are different? by Marek Cohn edited by O Society September 25, 2019 We come into the world with open minds, ready to tune in to whatever language or culture surrounds us. But as we lock on … Continue reading Us and Them

Still a “Tin Foil Hat” Conspiracy? Most Americans Remain Unaware a Third World Trade Center Building Went Down on 9/11

While most Americans know full well the twin towers collapsed on September 11, 2001 fewer are aware a third building — World Trade Center Building 7 — also collapsed. This collapse occurred seven hours after the twin towers came down, even though WTC 7, or “Building 7,” itself was never struck by a plane. by … Continue reading Still a “Tin Foil Hat” Conspiracy? Most Americans Remain Unaware a Third World Trade Center Building Went Down on 9/11

The False Dichotomy of Climate Change Narratives: Green Abundance or Righteous Austerity

Yves Smith edited by O Society September 24, 2019 Since we don’t consider this site to be left wing (we regularly get in arguments with the orthodox types), it shouldn’t be surprising we aren’t comfortable with what Dorman (below) depicts as "the two acceptable views" of "goodthinking lefties" on climate change. My position is probably more … Continue reading The False Dichotomy of Climate Change Narratives: Green Abundance or Righteous Austerity

How Personal Experience Of Adversity Influences Our Feelings Of Compassion Towards Others

by Emma Young edited by O Society September 24, 2019 Here is a photograph of a suffering child in the war-torn region of Darfur, in Sudan. Most of us feel compassion towards this child. Now imagine seeing a photo of a group of eight children in the same terrible predicament. You’d feel correspondingly more compassion towards … Continue reading How Personal Experience Of Adversity Influences Our Feelings Of Compassion Towards Others

Middle Schoolers Have the Power to Shift Conservative Parents’ Views on Climate Change

New research finds after middle schoolers complete a climate change curriculum, their parents also become more concerned about the phenomenon. High levels of parental trust in their children often leads to these parents being willing to listen to or accept their child's views on complex topics. by Tom Jacobs edited by O Society September 24, 2019 … Continue reading Middle Schoolers Have the Power to Shift Conservative Parents’ Views on Climate Change