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

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

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 Politics of Framing and the Framing of Politics

by Thomas Klikauer and Nadine Campbell edited by O Society May 21, 2020 We know how a frame works in picture framing, how to make one using carpentry, and we also know the frame in which a picture is placed can influence how we see a picture. Well, virtually the same thing applies to politics. … Continue reading The Politics of Framing and the Framing of Politics

Space Force Artemis Accords: Is Trump’s Plan to Sell the Moon to Private Mining Corporations Star Trek or Star Wars?

by Reuters edited by O Society May 20, 2020 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NASA on Friday set the stage for a global debate over the basic principles governing how humans will live and work on the moon, as it released the main tenets of an international pact for moon exploration called the Artemis Accords. The accords seek … Continue reading Space Force Artemis Accords: Is Trump’s Plan to Sell the Moon to Private Mining Corporations Star Trek or Star Wars?

Why is Elon Musk telling us to ‘take the red pill’?

A cryptic message from the Tesla billionaire references the first Matrix movie and garners approval from Ivanka Trump – but not everyone is happy edited by O Society May 18, 2020 Ivanka Trump relied: "Taken!" Elon Musk falls foul of his baby-momma's mother: Grimes' mom Sandy Garssino slams her daughter's partner Elon Musk & Grimes … Continue reading Why is Elon Musk telling us to ‘take the red pill’?

It didn’t have to be this way

A bioethicist at the heart of the Italian coronavirus crisis asks: why won’t we talk about the trade-offs of the lockdown? by Silvia Comparese edited by O Society May 17, 2020 What ‘home’ means isn’t an abstract question in a pandemic. It becomes a concrete matter of where, and with whom, you wish to be confined … Continue reading It didn’t have to be this way

We Live in a Failed State

The Coronavirus did not break America. It simply made it impossible for Americans to continue to look away from the real state of things by George Packer edited by O Society May 3, 2020 When the virus came here, it found a country with serious underlying conditions, and it exploited them ruthlessly. Chronic ills —a corrupt … Continue reading We Live in a Failed State