https://youtu.be/Ee_uujKuJMI Why the World is horrified by the American Idiot by Umair Haque edited by O Society May 26, 2020 “Avridamah!!” shouted Matteo, from across the park. Snowy looked up at me, quizzically. It was too early for this. I grumbled, irritated. What was the Italian doctor trying to say this fine spring lockdown morning? … Continue reading How Freedom Became Free-dumb in America
Climate Change in a Time of Willful Ignorance by Evaggelos Vaillianatos edited by O Society Jan 26, 2020 Prologue Greek myths assert Prometheus, Titan god of foreknowledge, was grandfather of the Greeks. He defied Zeus and brought the fire of knowledge and civilization to his relatives. Zeus reacted with violence. He ordered the god of … Continue reading Prometheus’ Fire
Many Americans - myself included, schooled in Texas - never learn about human evolution by Olga Khazan edited by O Society October 24, 2019 Here’s what I remember from biology class at my public high school in Texas: We learned everything there is to know about the Krebs cycle. We collected bugs in the heat … Continue reading I Was Not Taught Where Humans Come From in School
by Chris Hedges Truthdig Dec 17, 2018 Donald Trump is part of the peculiar breed Herman Melville described in his novel “The Confidence-Man,” in which the main character uses protean personas, flattery and lies to gain the confidence of his fellow passengers to fleece them on a Mississippi River steamboat. “Confidence men,” as Melville understood, are an … Continue reading The Quintessential American in the Greatest Show on Earth
by Fintan O’Toole NY Review of Books Dec 6, 2018 The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis Writing about her friend the famously unpleasant Evelyn Waugh, Frances Donaldson reflected: "The weakness in attributing any particular quality to Evelyn is that he could not allow anyone to dictate his attitude or virtues to him. Consequently, if he … Continue reading Saboteur in Chief
by Ron Jacobs Counterpunch Nov 29, 2018 The madness around us is no accident. Donald Trump is not an anomaly, but he is the worst of what this nation has to offer. Intentional ignorance fuels his hatred and money fuels his bloated and undeserved ego. We live in a nation ruled by small minded and heartless men and … Continue reading The Audacity of Struggle
The science. Not the rising sea levels. When North Carolina got bad news about what its coast could look like thanks to climate change, it chose to ignore it. In 2012, the state, now in the path of Hurricane Florence, reacted to a prediction by its Coastal Resources Commission sea levels could rise by 39" … Continue reading North Carolina didn’t like the science on sea levels, so they passed a law against it.