It Can’t Happen Here But It Does

https://twitter.com/steveyedlin/status/1019088133751635969 by Joe Saltzman edited by O Society June 4, 2020 When Americans think of journalists attacked, arrested or imprisoned while doing their job, they think of it happening in distant lands – in places like Russia, Syria, Afghanistan, El Salvador and Mexico. Freedom of speech and freedom of the press are so ingrained in the American consciousness, … Continue reading It Can’t Happen Here But It Does

Trump Responsible for American Deaths

  US president stabs his citizens in the back while pretending to be a saviour by Richard Partington O Society May 11, 2020 Donald Trump is culpable in the deaths of thousands of Americans by using the coronavirus pandemic to boost his electoral prospects and line the pockets of big business, Noam Chomsky says. In an interview, … Continue reading Trump Responsible for American Deaths

The storm coming we don’t see

We haven’t even begun to grasp how much damage the pandemic will do. Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself—While the Rest of Us Die by Garrett Graff edited by O Society May 10, 2020 Listening to recent news conferences by the White House, certain governors and other state officials — … Continue reading The storm coming we don’t see

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”

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

The Highly Contagious Idea

by Kathleen Wallace edited by O Society April 11, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic laid waste to the notions of American Exceptionalism (other than perhaps an exceptional level of infection) and the unsustainable practice from the last couple of decades that reality is essentially what you force it to be. It’s the magical thinking that if you … Continue reading The Highly Contagious Idea

A Trump Bailout to Save the Obama Bailout

"Insanity is making the same mistakes over and over again expecting different results." "If you keep doing what you've been doing, don't be surprised when you keep getting what you've been getting." ~ Narcotics Anonymous While it will take years to sort through the details, Trump’s $2 trillion COVID-19 response is a double-down on Obama's … Continue reading A Trump Bailout to Save the Obama Bailout

Coronavirus Is Perfect for ‘Disaster Capitalism’

https://youtu.be/wOcY3XlzPzs “No, I don’t take responsibility at all." During the Trump news conference in which he announces the Multi-Billion$ Emergency Health Declaration, all the various important people refer to this aid as a "public/ private partnership." This phrase is a right-wing neoliberal euphemism for privatization, in which our public funds are used as capital to assume … Continue reading Coronavirus Is Perfect for ‘Disaster Capitalism’

Removing Trump From the Equation Does Not = Utopia

by Caitlin Johnstone edited by O Society Feb 14, 2020 New Hampshire primary election results, much like the Iowa caucuses, show Bernie Sanders doing worse than polls anticipate and establishment favorite Pete Buttigieg doing much better than polls anticipate. DNC Rigs First Presidential Primary Vote Results with Shadow, Inc App Paid For By Pete Buttigieg … Continue reading Removing Trump From the Equation Does Not = Utopia

Psychiatrists tell Congress Trump’s acquittal is invalid: “He’s not mentally competent to stand trial”

by O Society Feb 8, 2020 Presidential impeachment in the House, then Senate, is not a real trial in the same way you and I would be subjected to a real trial in a criminal court with real jail time consequences at stake. The rules and precedents are completely different. For example, at Trump's impeachment, … Continue reading Psychiatrists tell Congress Trump’s acquittal is invalid: “He’s not mentally competent to stand trial”