'After All Man’s Defenses Had Failed, Slain By the Humblest Thing Put Upon This Earth’ by Joe Lauria edited by O Society March 25, 2020 In Orson Welles’ radio broadcast of H.G. Wells’ science fiction fantasy, War of the Worlds, all the military spending and preparedness by the United States could not defend the American people … Continue reading COVID-19: America Prepared for the Wrong War
(header image: Our Misguided Friendship With Saudi Terrorists) by Michael Hudson edited by O Society Jan 7, 2020 The mainstream media carefully sidestep the method behind America’s seeming madness in assassinating Islamic Revolutionary Guard general Qassim Suleimani to start the New Year. The logic behind the assassination is a long-standing application of U.S. global policy, not … Continue reading Why Is the United States Allies with ISIS, Al Quaeda, and Other Wahhabi Muslim Terrorists?
There is no shortage of US attempts to remove foreign adversaries through highly- dubious, illegal, and unethical means by Ed Pilkington edited by O Society Jan 5, 2019 The US government is no stranger to the dark arts of political assassinations. Over the decades it has deployed elaborate techniques against its foes, from dispatching a … Continue reading Suleimani killing is just the latest in a long, grim line of US assassinations
"I want to make it clear, however, although I am deeply opposed to war, I am not advocating appeasement. It is often necessary to take a strong stand to counter unjust aggression. For instance, it is plain to all of us that the Second World War was entirely justified. It "saved civilization" from the tyranny … Continue reading Violence Is Sometimes the Answer
by Danny Sjursen edited by O Society Dec 7, 2019 Horses sporting gas masks. That, of all things, is on my mind lately. Bear with me, now. Gaze at the ever-so-cockamamie photo. A horse, wearing a gas mask. Nothing so illustrates the rank absurdity and irrationality of the human condition. It was during World War … Continue reading Humanity Is Riding Delusion to Extinction
This is an American History series written by Danny Sjursen, a US Army major who taught history at West Point. It is the same history we all learned in high school, except the bullshit has been removed. Enlightening... The past is prologue. The stories we tell about ourselves and our forebears inform the sort of … Continue reading American History for Truthdiggers: A Once, Always, and Future Empire
by Emma Young edited by O Society September 24, 2019 Here is a photograph of a suffering child in the war-torn region of Darfur, in Sudan. Most of us feel compassion towards this child. Now imagine seeing a photo of a group of eight children in the same terrible predicament. You’d feel correspondingly more compassion towards … Continue reading How Personal Experience Of Adversity Influences Our Feelings Of Compassion Towards Others
Many evolutionists believe that humans have a drive for waging war. But they are wrong and the idea is dangerous by David Barash edited by O Society September 22, 2019 There is something peculiarly — even paradoxically — appealing about taking a dim view of human nature, a view that has become unquestioned dogma among many … Continue reading Do Human Beings Have An Instinct For War?
Our team developed a simulation for a plausible escalating war between the United States and Russia using realistic nuclear force postures, targets and fatality estimates. It is estimated that there would be more than 90 million people dead and injured within the first few hours of the conflict. https://youtu.be/2jy3JU-ORpo Plan A by Jon Sharman edited by … Continue reading US-Russia nuclear war would kill 34 million people within hours and is increasingly likely, Princeton study concludes
The biophysical-economics and military-logics of industrial hyperreality by Nafeez Ahmed edited by O Society September 11, 2019 The Anthropocene. A proposed new geological epoch which designates a shift to a planetary age dominated by human impacts across the geological processes of the Earth. Geologists dispute the duration, precision, relevance and even accuracy of the concept. But … Continue reading War, Empire, and Racism in the Anthropocene