Prometheus’ Fire

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

Even Iron Man Rusts

header image: my ticket stub from Ozzy Osborne tour with opening act Metallica circa 1986 by O Society Jan 20, 2020 https://youtu.be/pfTPr0eG8Og Back in the day, one the first shows I ever saw live was Ozzy from the third row. In those days, the colesium floor was covered in steel folding chairs, which we stood … Continue reading Even Iron Man Rusts

Noam Chomsky Torches Democrats’ Narrow Trump Impeachment Charges: ‘This Tragedy May Send Him Back to Office’

by Colin Kalmbacher  edited by O Society Jan 25, 2020 Noam Chomsky, the father of modern linguistics as well as the world’s most-respected —and most-cited— living public intellectual, harshly criticizes the Democratic Party’s impeachment inquiry as an insufficient indictment that could inadvertently help President Donald Trump cruise to re-election later this year. As Democrats insist against evidence their … Continue reading Noam Chomsky Torches Democrats’ Narrow Trump Impeachment Charges: ‘This Tragedy May Send Him Back to Office’

The Compelling Story of the Smart Idiot

header image: Citgo criminal or Citgo employee? You decide! by Ben Steele edited by O Society Jan 25, 2020 "A year after this very popular novel came out, I read an article summarizing a study about this novel conducted by scholars at a well-known university. The study documents how the vast majority of people who buy … Continue reading The Compelling Story of the Smart Idiot

Weaponizing Fascism for Democracy

https://youtu.be/eq9yst4W-6c The Beginning Go back to the end of World War II — to the days when the weaponization of nationalism was just beginning to crystalize as an American foreign policy strategy. by Yasha Levine edited by O Society Jan 24, 2020 Immigrants as a Weapon argues America has done more to promote the far-right around the … Continue reading Weaponizing Fascism for Democracy

Flood the zone with shit: How misinformation overwhelmed our democracy

header image: an antidote to the Shit Zone by Sean Illing edited by O Society Jan 20, 2020 No matter how President Trump’s impeachment trial plays out in the Senate, one thing is certain: Despite the incontrovertible facts at the center of the story, the process will change very few minds. Regardless of how clear … Continue reading Flood the zone with shit: How misinformation overwhelmed our democracy

MLK and the Black Misleadership Class

https://youtu.be/zrFOb_f7ubw by Glen Ford edited by O Society Jan 20, 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday is the greatest sheer spectacle of hypocrisy and historical duplicity of the year, as Black misleaders take center stage to claim his mandate and mission on behalf of a corporate party. While Dr. King rejected an alliance with the … Continue reading MLK and the Black Misleadership Class