Having It Easy in the Beginning, Tough in the End: How My Dad Predicted the Decline of America

by William Astore edited by O Society March 31, 2020 My dad was born in 1917. Somehow, he survived the Spanish Flupandemic of 1918-1919, but an outbreak of whooping cough in 1923 claimed his baby sister, Clementina. One of my dad’s first memories was seeing his sister’s tiny white casket. Another sister was permanently marked by scarlet fever. … Continue reading Having It Easy in the Beginning, Tough in the End: How My Dad Predicted the Decline of America

Why do the Neoconservatives of the American Right Hate Iran so Much?

https://youtu.be/U7s5pT3Rris by Steve Hurst edited by O Society Jan 13, 2020 Donald Trump backed out of the Iranian nuclear deal and the rest of the world is trying to understand the thinking that went into his decision. High up the list of factors is a longstanding American unease about Iran in general. But while most Americans don’t like … Continue reading Why do the Neoconservatives of the American Right Hate Iran so Much?

Marvel’s War on Terror

by Joshua Tait edited by O Society August 21, 2019 When the Norse god Loki threatens earth in the 2012 film The Avengers, the “playboy billionaire genius” Tony Stark confronts him in a Manhattan penthouse. Overlooking the cityscape, Stark warns Loki if earth’s most powerful superheroes “can’t protect the earth, you can be damned sure we’ll … Continue reading Marvel’s War on Terror

The Climate Crisis Proves the Ruling Class Failed Us

by Richard Moser edited by O Society August 8, 2019 The climate crisis is proof positive that the ruling class is an utter failure — but it will not fall on its own. Can the working class rise to the challenge? It sure will help if we understand that our class interests are not merely … Continue reading The Climate Crisis Proves the Ruling Class Failed Us

How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States

https://youtu.be/Df4R-xdKvpM by Abby Martin edited by O Society August 2, 2019 Empire Files: Our Hidden Empire with historian Daniel Immerwahr The global expanse of US military bases is well-known; but its actual territorial empire is largely hidden. The true map of America is not taught in our schools.   Abby Martin interviews history professor Daniel … Continue reading How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States

RussiaGate as Organised Distraction

RussiaGate and Propaganda Disinformation in the Age of Social Media by Oliver Barrett edited by O Society For over two years RussiaGate has accounted for a substantial proportion of all mainstream US media political journalism and, because US media have significant agenda-setting propulsion, of global media coverage as well. The timing has been catastrophic. The … Continue reading RussiaGate as Organised Distraction

Lessons From the Natural World on Washington’s Unnatural Wars

It’s no small thing to lodge a word or phrase of your own in our language. So give Dwight D. Eisenhower credit. In his presidential farewell address to the American people in 1961, the former five-star general of World War II warned -- and who would have known better -- of the growth of what … Continue reading Lessons From the Natural World on Washington’s Unnatural Wars

Nuclear Weapons: Who Has What at a Glance

by Arms Control Association edited by O Society July 7, 2019 https://youtu.be/7jK5AiFeVHc At the dawn of the nuclear age, the United States hoped to maintain a monopoly on its new weapon, but the secrets and the technology for making nuclear weapons soon spread. The United States conducted its first nuclear test explosion in July 1945 and dropped … Continue reading Nuclear Weapons: Who Has What at a Glance

Americans Terrifyingly Support Nuking Civilians in North Korea

Imagine North Korea starts, once again, testing long-range missiles that could reach the United States. Should we drop a nuclear weapon on them, killing a million innocent civilians? By Kelsey Piper Vox edited by O Society June 28, 2019 You might expect most people would answer this question with a firm, resounding "No!" Such an action … Continue reading Americans Terrifyingly Support Nuking Civilians in North Korea

As We Face Armageddon, the Western World is Leaderless

by Paul Roberts edited by O Society June 26, 2019 According to news reports, the validity of which cannot be ascertained by the general public, a crazed US government came within 10 minutes of igniting a general conflagration in the Middle East, the consequences of which could have been catastrophic for all. The moronic warmongers in … Continue reading As We Face Armageddon, the Western World is Leaderless