About that snake…

Noose left in stall of Bubba Wallace at Alabama NASCAR race by Harriett Tubman edited by O Society June 22, 2020 The North may send the flower of their young men down South, to die of the fever in the summer, and of the ague in the winter. They may send them one year, two year, … Continue reading About that snake…

Churchill, Columbus, and Leopold All Fall Down

Millions of white people glorify mass murderers because their sense of identity and place in society is deeply tied to white supremacy. The Origins of White Supremacy by Margaret Kimberley edited by O Society June 22, 2020 It is important to recognize mass murderers. The perpetrators of crimes against humanity are often elevated to positions of respect … Continue reading Churchill, Columbus, and Leopold All Fall Down

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

Refusing to Wear a Mask Is a Uniquely American Pathology

  There is another layer—even above and beyond a denial of facts and science—that must be at play: There is a narcissistic obsession with being seen and recognized that feels quintessentially American, even in situations of life and death.  by Dahlia Lithwick May 20, 2020 The obsession with individualism and the misinterpretation of constitutional freedom collide … Continue reading Refusing to Wear a Mask Is a Uniquely American Pathology

Right-Wing America’s Long Strange Love Affair with the Occult & New Age Mysticism

If you think New Age alternative spirituality is solely the domain of lefty hippies, you don't know your history by Mitch Horowitz edited by O Society April 6, 2020 When my book Occult America, a history of supernatural religions in the U.S., appeared in 2009, I was surprised to receive an admiring phone call from a … Continue reading Right-Wing America’s Long Strange Love Affair with the Occult & New Age Mysticism

Coronavirus Is God’s Vengence Because Homosexuals and Freaks

by David Rosen edited by O Society March 27, 2020 Steven Andrew is pastor of the USA Christian Church in San Jose (CA) who warns, “Obeying God protects the USA from diseases, such as the coronavirus.” He goes on, Bible thumping, “Our safety is at stake since national disobedience of God’s laws brings danger and diseases, … Continue reading Coronavirus Is God’s Vengence Because Homosexuals and Freaks

Here They Come Again: New Democrats Prove Their Loyalty to Neoliberalism & Trump

Over the past few years, I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler or the Ku Klux Klan member, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to 'order' than to … Continue reading Here They Come Again: New Democrats Prove Their Loyalty to Neoliberalism & Trump

To Kill The King

by Peter Baker  edited by O Society Feb 17, 2020 Ralph Waldo Emerson seemed to foresee, the lesson of the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump. “When you strike at a king,” Emerson famously said, “you must kill him.” Trump’s foes struck at him but did not take him down. With the end of the … Continue reading To Kill The King

The Power of I Am Not

We hold this Truth to be self evident: Donald Trump is a confidence man. by O Society Jan 17, 2020 Cons work on people who want to believe due to their own issues with greed, fear, resentment and so on. Trump's specific con appeals to the people who subscribe to the conservative moral hierarchy. I … Continue reading The Power of I Am Not

Roots of Our Religious Fanatacism

A religious fanatic is someone who can't change their mind and won't change the subject. The past is prologue. The stories we tell about ourselves and our forebears inform the sort of country we think we are and help determine public policy. As our current president promises to “Make America great again,” this moment is … Continue reading Roots of Our Religious Fanatacism