The American Press is Destroying Itself

by Matt Taibbi edited by O Society June 15, 2020 Sometimes it seems life can’t get any worse in this country. Already in terror of a pandemic, Americans are bombarded with images of grotesque state-sponsored violence, from the murder of George Floyd to countless scenes of police clubbing and brutalizing protesters. Our president, Donald Trump, is a … Continue reading The American Press is Destroying Itself

the Information Apocalypse is Already Here and Reality is a Loser

Supposedly we spent more than three years preparing for an information apocalypse. Why couldn’t we stop it with the coronavirus? by  Craig Silverman edited by O Society May 25, 2020 Two years ago, a video of former president Barack Obama calling President Donald Trump a “total and complete dipshit” was uploaded to YouTube. As the shock … Continue reading the Information Apocalypse is Already Here and Reality is a Loser

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

Bigger Brother

by Tim Wu edited by O Society March 20, 2020 In the 1970s, when Shoshana Zuboff was a graduate student in Harvard’s psychology department, she met the behavioral psychologist B.F. Skinner. Skinner, who had perhaps the largest forehead you’ll ever see on an adult, is best remembered for putting pigeons in boxes (so-called Skinner boxes) and inducing … Continue reading Bigger Brother

Sanders and Trump are political opposites on the same path to victory

by Matt Taibbi edited by O Society Feb 17, 2020 Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night. Second-place finisher Pete Buttigieg earned 24.4 percent of the vote, while Amy Klobuchar, not long ago polling in single digits, came out of nowhere with 19.8 percent, a classic New Hampshire outlier result. The words “eked” … Continue reading Sanders and Trump are political opposites on the same path to victory

Need to Rig an Election? There’s an App for That!

https://youtu.be/VX4_RyfedBU Silicon Valley billionaire Reid Hoffman funded the creation of ACRONYM, the group who sabotaged the Iowa caucus results, after bankrolling voter manipulation campaigns, including the notorious online “false flag operation” in Alabama’s 2017 senate race. by Max Blumenthal edited by O Society Feb 6, 2020 At the time of publication, February 6, the winner of … Continue reading Need to Rig an Election? There’s an App for That!

Your online activity is now effectively a virtual social ‘credit score’

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison takes a photo op in the outback with massive anthropogenic fire victims by Violet Blue edited by O Society Jan 19, 2020 Kaylen Ward's Twitter fundraiser for the Australian bushfire relief ended. The Los Angeles-based model says she raised $1 million (by comparison Jeff Bezos donated $690,000). At the start of Ms. … Continue reading Your online activity is now effectively a virtual social ‘credit score’

Dopamine Fast

https://youtu.be/vl-44jDYDJQ by O Society November 29, 2019 When I first heard "Dopamine Fast," I figured they're finally giving people an IV and a pole to wheel it around behind you where ever you go. Get rid of your phone, skip the middleman, and get yer Dope fast, faster, fastest - Thanks for playing! Seems what's … Continue reading Dopamine Fast

Sacha Baron Cohen: Never Is Now

Remarks by Sacha Baron Cohen, Recipient of AntiDefamation League's 2019 International Leadership Award https://youtu.be/ymaWq5yZIYM by Sacha Baron Cohen edited by O Society Nov 21, 2019 Thank you, Jonathan, for your very kind words.  Thank you, ADL, for this recognition and your work in fighting racism, hate and bigotry.  And to be clear, when I say … Continue reading Sacha Baron Cohen: Never Is Now

“Be Water, My Friend:” 7 Tactics to Win Our Democracy Revolution

78 Nothing in the world is soft and weak as water. But when attacking the hard and strong Nothing can conquer so easily.  Weak overcomes strong, soft overcomes hard. Everyone knows this, no one attains it. Therefore the Sage says: Accept a country's filth And become master of its sacred soil. Accepts country's ill fortune … Continue reading “Be Water, My Friend:” 7 Tactics to Win Our Democracy Revolution