Cornel West: Neo-Fascist Gangster Trump and Neoliberal Democrat Fraud Expose America as a Failed Social Experiment

https://youtu.be/90G_QdxqqJs https://twitter.com/meaganmday/status/1266549289494274049 Cornel West: "And now our culture so market-driven, everybody for sale, everything for sale, you can't deliver the kind of really real nourishment for soul, for meaning, for purpose. So when you get this perfect storm of all these multiple failures at these different levels of the American empire, and Martin King already … Continue reading Cornel West: Neo-Fascist Gangster Trump and Neoliberal Democrat Fraud Expose America as a Failed Social Experiment

Grateful

Gratitude to all our O Society people. We have over 700 followers of this site and made 2,000 posts in 2 years. Wow! Unfortunately, this is our last post. The osociety.org domain expires at the end of May, as does our WordPress account. We have no money to pay these fees. I dunno what Trump … Continue reading Grateful

After the Viral Economy

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_2o3A5JJ3O/ by Jean Baudrillard edited by O Society May 28, 2020 In 1988, Jean Baudrillard announced “the triumph of a viral econo­my.” Already, he saw the manic circulation of financial assets, information, and—indeed—viruses, both biological and technological, would define the new era. If everything must circulate freely, he observed, “well, so then must germs, viruses, drugs, capital, … Continue reading After the Viral Economy

Meditations On Whiteness

by Caitlin Johnstone edited by O Society May 28, 2020 You’ve probably seen the footage of a white police officer named Derek Chauvin cheerfully suffocating a black man named George Floyd to death with his knee while Floyd pleaded for his life. This went viral around the same time as another viral video where a white woman in … Continue reading Meditations On Whiteness

Agnotology: Inside Corporations’ War on Science

Sean Illing interviews David Michaels edited by O Society May 27, 2020 A new book explains how corporations create and spread a climate of doubt around science and expertise. Johnson & Johnson announced this week it will stop putting talc, a mineral linked to asbestos, in its baby powder products. The move comes after years of … Continue reading Agnotology: Inside Corporations’ War on Science

Kayfabe or Shoot? PayPal’s Peter Thiel on Donald Trump’s WWF Wrasslin’ Moves

  https://youtu.be/yjW9UXoKU2s   Trump resembles Ravishing Rick Rude or Ric Flair more than an actual president — maybe it's why so many Americans love him! by Chauncey deVega edited by O Society May 27, 2020 The election of Donald Trump is easy to understand, if you know where to look for answers. In a wide-ranging interview … Continue reading Kayfabe or Shoot? PayPal’s Peter Thiel on Donald Trump’s WWF Wrasslin’ Moves

How Freedom Became Free-dumb in America

  https://youtu.be/Ee_uujKuJMI Why the World is horrified by the American Idiot by Umair Haque edited by O Society May 26, 2020 “Avridamah!!” shouted Matteo, from across the park. Snowy looked up at me, quizzically. It was too early for this. I grumbled, irritated. What was the Italian doctor trying to say this fine spring lockdown morning? … Continue reading How Freedom Became Free-dumb in America

the Information Apocalypse is Already Here and Reality is a Loser

Supposedly we spent more than three years preparing for an information apocalypse. Why couldn’t we stop it with the coronavirus? by  Craig Silverman edited by O Society May 25, 2020 Two years ago, a video of former president Barack Obama calling President Donald Trump a “total and complete dipshit” was uploaded to YouTube. As the shock … Continue reading the Information Apocalypse is Already Here and Reality is a Loser

The science behind human irrationality just passed a huge test

5 Ways Behavioral Economics Changes the Way We Market Kahneman's foundational idea of behavioral economics stands up to replication test by Cathleen O'Grady edited by O Society May 24, 2020 If you won $100 tomorrow, you’d be pretty happy. And if you lost $100, you’d be less than thrilled. But those two feelings wouldn’t be the … Continue reading The science behind human irrationality just passed a huge test

Vice Dressed As Virtue

"The corruption of the best things begets the worst." ~ David Hume The Natural History of Religion  Cruelty and morality seem like polar opposites – until they join forces. Beware those who persecute in the name of principle by Paul Russell edited by O Society May 22, 2020 Following in the steps of Michel de … Continue reading Vice Dressed As Virtue