They Really are Lying to Us

FoxNews, New York Times, CNN, Washington Post... they all lie to you. Russiagate is just foreplay for what's coming. by Arthur Bloom edited by O Society June 10, 2020 Books will be written one about the many media failures during the Trump regime. Yet much of the Russiagate narrative-shaping is related to a broader problem of … Continue reading They Really are Lying to Us

Grifting is Standard Operating Procedure in Public Relations

You might be under the impression P.R. is a slimy profession. The truth is worse than you think. by Nick Slater edited by O Society June 10, 2020 The birth of the public relations industry is one of the most quietly calamitous events in American history. While much derided and downplayed —try finding a movie or … Continue reading Grifting is Standard Operating Procedure in Public Relations

Behind the Curtain: the Shallow Moves of the Deep State

by Edward Curtain  edited by O Society June 9, 2020 The people who own the United States and their allies around the world have a plan.  It is so simple that it is extremely devious.  Their plan has been in operation for many years.  It has most people bamboozled because it is Janus-faced by design, overt … Continue reading Behind the Curtain: the Shallow Moves of the Deep State

Military officials have a choice: Obey the orders of your commander in chief or your Oath to the Constitution.

Trump Deploys Troops Against Americans and Military Leaders Abet Him by Andrew Bacevich edited by O Society June 8, 2020 Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley. (Mark Wilson / Getty Images) I imagine these are difficult days to be a professional soldier serving in the armed forces of the United States. As … Continue reading Military officials have a choice: Obey the orders of your commander in chief or your Oath to the Constitution.

There’s No Scientific Basis for Race Because It’s Made-Up Labels

Defining and separating people into "Us" and "Them" is a great American pastime. Yet the social concept of race is not grounded in genetics. DNA reveals what skin color obscures: We all have African ancestors. By Elizabeth Kolbert edited by O Society June 7, 2020 In the first half of the 19th century, one of America’s … Continue reading There’s No Scientific Basis for Race Because It’s Made-Up Labels

Are You With Us or Against Us? – False Dichotomy

by David Martin edited by O Society June 5, 2020 From time immemorial, human beings put things in categories.  Language itself is a process of categorizing things, and since much of our thought process is verbal, our thoughts tend to split things into categories too, even when they fall along a continuum.  The tendency to put … Continue reading Are You With Us or Against Us? – False Dichotomy

The Treason of the Rulers

by Chris Hedges edited by O Society June 5, 2020 The rulers no longer have legitimacy. They destroyed our capitalist democracy and replaced it with a mafia state. What the Roman philosopher Cicero called a commonwealth, a res publica, a “public thing” or the “property of a people,” is transformed into an instrument of naked pillage … Continue reading The Treason of the Rulers

Militarization of the Police Fosters a Culture of Protesting Americans as ‘The Enemy’

Thanks primarily to the Pentagon's 1033 program, which allows law enforcement agencies to get their hands on Department of Defense technology and the Bush-era War on Terror, American police received a startling amount of heavy-duty, military-grade hardware. Between 1998 and 2014, the dollar value of military hardware sent to police departments skyrocketed from $9.4 million to $796.8 … Continue reading Militarization of the Police Fosters a Culture of Protesting Americans as ‘The Enemy’

It Can’t Happen Here But It Does

https://twitter.com/steveyedlin/status/1019088133751635969 by Joe Saltzman edited by O Society June 4, 2020 When Americans think of journalists attacked, arrested or imprisoned while doing their job, they think of it happening in distant lands – in places like Russia, Syria, Afghanistan, El Salvador and Mexico. Freedom of speech and freedom of the press are so ingrained in the American consciousness, … Continue reading It Can’t Happen Here But It Does

We are Watching the Story of America Crash Headlong into the Reality of America in Real Time

https://youtu.be/VC36BthfGu8 Lies are emotionally comforting in times of distress, even when we know they are lies. The worse things get, the more we long to hear the lies. Yet cultures who can no longer face reality, who cannot distinguish between falsehood and truth, retreat into what Sigmund Freud calls “screen memories,” the merger of fact … Continue reading We are Watching the Story of America Crash Headlong into the Reality of America in Real Time