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…

Gaslight by the Ruling Class

by Chris Hedges edited by O Society June 17, 2020 Police take the knee. NASCAR and the U.S. Marine Corps ban the display of the Confederate flag. Nancy Pelosi uses a kente scarf as a political prop. Joe Biden, one of the driving forces behind militarized police, the massive expansion of mass incarceration and the doubling … Continue reading Gaslight by the Ruling Class

Can White People ‘Organize Their Own’ Against White Racism?

“The poor whites' own position - vis-a-vis the rich and powerful - was not improved, but rather weakened by the white-skin privilege system.” ~ Theodore Allen, Class Struggle and the Origin of Racial Slavery: The Invention of the White Race, 1975 “The ‘white race’ is historically the most general form of class collaboration.” ~ Theodore Allen, … Continue reading Can White People ‘Organize Their Own’ Against White Racism?

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.

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

Riots or Civil Disobedience? How media frame protest shapes the public’s view of uprisings

by Danielle Kilgo edited by O Society June 4, 2020 A teenager held her phone steady enough to capture the final moments of George Perry Floyd’s life as he apparently suffocated under the weight of a Minneapolis police officer’s knee on his neck. The video went viral. What happened next has played out time and again in American cities after high-profile cases … Continue reading Riots or Civil Disobedience? How media frame protest shapes the public’s view of uprisings

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

Democrats Abandoned Civil Liberties

https://twitter.com/osmFCPX/status/1250587285411844106 by Matt Taibbi edited by O Society May 20, 2020 Emmet G. Sullivan, the judge in the case of former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, is refusing to let William Barr’s Justice Department drop the charge. He’s even thinking of adding more, appointing a retired judge to ask “whether the Court should issue an Order … Continue reading Democrats Abandoned Civil Liberties

Coronavirus: Mammon and Civilization

Lockdowns reveal helplessness rather than power. While in a crisis some will take advantage of disaster, it makes no sense dominant economic powers invented this crisis for some mysterious benefit to themselves by Diana Johnstone  edited by O Society April 12, 2020 As time goes on in close confinement, even people bound by love may start … Continue reading Coronavirus: Mammon and Civilization

Our Leaders are Terrified. Not of the Virus – of Us

by Jonathan Cook edited by O Society March 26, 2020 You can almost smell the fear-laden sweat oozing from the pores of television broadcasts and social media posts as it finally dawns on our political and media establishments what the coronavirus actually means. And I am not talking about the threat posed to our health. The … Continue reading Our Leaders are Terrified. Not of the Virus – of Us