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

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’

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

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

The real Lord of the Flies: what happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months

When a group of schoolboys were marooned on an island in 1965, it turned out very differently from William Golding’s bestseller. by Rutger Bregman  edited by O Society May 17, 2020 For centuries western culture has been permeated by the idea that humans are selfish creatures. That cynical image of humanity has been proclaimed in … Continue reading The real Lord of the Flies: what happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months

Chomsky: COVID-19 Exposes the US Under Trump as a “Failed State”

CJ Polychroniou interviews Noam Chomsky edited by O Society May 4, 2020 The label “failed state” fits the U.S. like a glove as the COVID-19 national health crisis continues to reveal the structural flaws and weaknesses of the United States. Meanwhile, the Trump administration continues to exact a high price in human lives due to its caricaturish yet … Continue reading Chomsky: COVID-19 Exposes the US Under Trump as a “Failed State”

Unplug from the American Golden Dollar Dream

https://youtu.be/paUgY6SGlgY Max Blumenthal interviews Michael Hudson edited by O Society April 30, 2020 MAX BLUMENTHAL: I think it’s a good transition point to talk about another kind of scam you’ve identified. There’s a really hilarious aside in the second preface to your book Super Imperialism (PDF) where Herman Kahn, who is, I think a founder of … Continue reading Unplug from the American Golden Dollar Dream

Pssst… If You Haven’t Figured It Out Yet, The Plan Is to Save Capital and Let the People Die

Your reality check is in the mail by Hamilton Nolan edited by O Society April 13, 2020 Fantasize for a moment... imagine what if we could set aside politics and operate based upon common sense... or common decency... maybe even the common good. What would the federal government do to best mitigate the devastation that this … Continue reading Pssst… If You Haven’t Figured It Out Yet, The Plan Is to Save Capital and Let the People Die