Demasking the Torture of Julian Assange

by Nils Melzer edited by O Society June 26, 2019 UN Special Rapporteur on Torture On the occasion of the International Day in Support of Torture Victims I know, you may think I am deluded. How could life in an Embassy with a cat and a skateboard ever amount to torture? That’s exactly what I thought, … Continue reading Demasking the Torture of Julian Assange

Americans Terrifyingly Support Nuking Civilians in North Korea

Imagine North Korea starts, once again, testing long-range missiles that could reach the United States. Should we drop a nuclear weapon on them, killing a million innocent civilians? By Kelsey Piper Vox edited by O Society June 28, 2019 You might expect most people would answer this question with a firm, resounding "No!" Such an action … Continue reading Americans Terrifyingly Support Nuking Civilians in North Korea

What Happened to Obscenity?

by David Rosen edited by O Society June 28, 2019   The notion of obscenity lost its subversive magic.  It once signified pornography, something in word, image or physical representation that erotically excited, that was illicit, immoral, lewd, unacceptable if not illegal, smut.  Today, obscenity is applied to a laundry-list of sex-related law-enforcement actions, often little to … Continue reading What Happened to Obscenity?

Complex Potential States

Thinking in terms of complex potential states instead of complex adaptive systems may be helpful in our times by Bonnitta Roy edited by O Society June 27, 2019 Something about the epistemological foundations of complex adaptive systems is bothering me. It is very hard to think of complex systems without framing agency in the context of adaptation … Continue reading Complex Potential States

“Trump Slump” as Media Hit the Cave Wall

by O Society June 27, 2019 Our current system will not permit our media to discuss propaganda and metacognition and skepticism in a meaningful way that reaches the masses. As you know, instead we get a phake politainment version of these things called “Russiagate.” As long as our media are driven by dollars, which come … Continue reading “Trump Slump” as Media Hit the Cave Wall

The Arrow of Time, the Cosmic Now, and Odin’s Eye (Musical Interlude)

edited by O Society June 26, 2019 ποταμοῖσι τοῖσιν αὐτοῖσιν ἐμβαίνουσιν ἕτερα καὶ ἕτερα ὕδατα ἐπιρρεῖ "Upon those who step into the same stream, ever different waters flow." ~ Heraclitus (Fragments 12 translated by Sweet) "Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana." ~ Anthony Oettinger https://youtu.be/JwYX52BP2Sk Understanding the joy and tragedy of the … Continue reading The Arrow of Time, the Cosmic Now, and Odin’s Eye (Musical Interlude)