No tricks. No mantras. I just want to learn how to do nothing: My quest to stay still

Rather than filling every spare moment with distractions, could I find a way to be at ease in my own company? by Sam Delaney edited by O Society Dec 27, 2019 When I gave up alcohol four and a half years ago, I found I had a lot of extra time on my hands. Hours that … Continue reading No tricks. No mantras. I just want to learn how to do nothing: My quest to stay still

How the rich plan to rule a burning planet

https://youtu.be/fS1bRgzTajI by James Plested edited by O Society Dec 26, 2019 The climate crisis isn’t a future we must fight to avoid. It’s an already unfolding reality. It’s the intensification of extreme weather – cyclones, storms and floods, droughts and deadly heat waves. It’s burning forests in Australia, the Amazon, Indonesia, Siberia, Canada and California. … Continue reading How the rich plan to rule a burning planet

The Impending Ruling Class Mental Breakdown and Riot

“Politics is that dimension of social life in which things on true if enough people believe them.” ~ David Graeber   by Glen Ford edited by O Society Dec 23, 2019   The outcome of the early primaries may erase Joe Biden’s “electability” luster and plunge the Lords of Capital into a panic in which … Continue reading The Impending Ruling Class Mental Breakdown and Riot

Why do so many people who need the government hate it?

https://youtu.be/QnxpHIl5Ynw   Sean Illing interviews Suzanne Mettler edited by O Society Dec 22, 2019 “Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” President Ronald Reagan uttered those words in his 1981 inaugural address to the country. He was referring specifically to the government’s role in helping bring the US out of … Continue reading Why do so many people who need the government hate it?

Mental health professionals read Trump’s letter as study in “the psychotic mind”

The Impeachment Iceberg continued by Chauncy DeVega edited by O Society Dec 22, 2019 Wednesday night, Donald Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives. Trump will now — perhaps after some delay — be put on trial in the Senate, where he will then be acquitted by Republicans who have sworn personal fealty to him. … Continue reading Mental health professionals read Trump’s letter as study in “the psychotic mind”

A Unified Theory of the Trumps’ Creepy Aesthetic

The bloodless exorbitance of the White House's Christmas stagecraft reveals a deeper truth about the presidential couple. by David Roth edited by O Society From one day to the next, the Trump presidency unfolds more or less like a normal Republican presidency—that is, by committing one determined act of rote negligence or flamboyant cruelty at … Continue reading A Unified Theory of the Trumps’ Creepy Aesthetic

The Impeachment Iceberg

One of our O Society people asked: "Read Trump's 6-Page Letter to Pelosi and then Fact Checker: Breaking Down Trump's Letter to Pelosi in the Washington Post. I would like to hear your opinion about these two articles." You asked for it... my opinion is I don't care what Donald Trump says and am not going to … Continue reading The Impeachment Iceberg