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

We are Watching the Story of America Crash Headlong into the Reality of America in Real Time

https://youtu.be/VC36BthfGu8 Lies are emotionally comforting in times of distress, even when we know they are lies. The worse things get, the more we long to hear the lies. Yet cultures who can no longer face reality, who cannot distinguish between falsehood and truth, retreat into what Sigmund Freud calls “screen memories,” the merger of fact … Continue reading We are Watching the Story of America Crash Headlong into the Reality of America in Real Time

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

The politics of fear and racism: How our brains can be manipulated to tribalism

by Arash Javanbakht edited by O Society June 4, 2020 Tribalism is a signature of America within and without, exemplified by the election of Donald Trump. The nation parted ways with international allies, left the rest of the world in their effort to fight climate change, and most recently the pandemic, by leaving the World Health Organization. … Continue reading The politics of fear and racism: How our brains can be manipulated to tribalism

Americans Vote Emotionally Based on Their Own Identities, Not Logically Based On a Candidate’s Policies

by O Society June 02, 2020 Bernie Sanders’ Policies are Mainstream, Normal, and Popular No Matter How Often He’s Called a “Socialist” If Sanders' policies are popular in America, why does he lose (twice if we count both 2016 & 2020)? Here are Sanders' official policy positions: Bernie Sanders On the Issues which can be … Continue reading Americans Vote Emotionally Based on Their Own Identities, Not Logically Based On a Candidate’s Policies

The Defeat of Sheepdog Bernie Sanders’ Movement Highlights the Perfidy of the Democratic Party

Bait-and-switch is a term for a scam in which a business advertises a great product or service people need for a low price. However, when prospective customers attempt to buy the product or service, they find out this product was never actually available. The business then uses this opportunity of desire and confusion to try … Continue reading The Defeat of Sheepdog Bernie Sanders’ Movement Highlights the Perfidy of the Democratic Party

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