If You Believe in Nihilism, What Do You Believe?

Nihilism is one of those concepts we are all pretty sure we know the meaning of unless someone asks us to define it. What is Nihilism? What Nihilism is Not The risk of nihilism is it alienates us from anything good or true. Yet believing in nothing has positive potential by Nolen Gertz  edited by … Continue reading If You Believe in Nihilism, What Do You Believe?

Utopia, Utopia, My Kingdom for a Utopia!

https://youtu.be/MawR-tA61dM One (no, not Richard IIInot Richard III) of our O Society people asks: Because we’re well into our political Tower of Babel era, communication about ideas has probably never been so difficult. I’m not aware of any interest in utopian ideology since at least the early 1970s, or even the notion such a thing could … Continue reading Utopia, Utopia, My Kingdom for a Utopia!

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

The Power of I Am Not

We hold this Truth to be self evident: Donald Trump is a confidence man. by O Society Jan 17, 2020 Cons work on people who want to believe due to their own issues with greed, fear, resentment and so on. Trump's specific con appeals to the people who subscribe to the conservative moral hierarchy. I … Continue reading The Power of I Am Not

The Philosophy of O Society

by O Society August 30, 2019 If you've spent any time at all in a comments section anywhere on the interwebs, then no doubt you already realize the human tendency to label one another as "this" or "that," and then give a canned talking-points laden response based on these labels assigned to us. Especially where … Continue reading The Philosophy of O Society

Hubris and Icarus Down by the Potemkin Schoolyard

by O Society August 12, 2019 Someone recently called me a "hypocrite." To which I reply, Am I a hypocrite? Yes. So what? So are you. So is every other human being on the face of the earth. It is a part of being human. Now go run off and play, preferably in some busy … Continue reading Hubris and Icarus Down by the Potemkin Schoolyard

Hunter Thompson’s Letter on Finding Your Purpose and Living a Meaningful Life

In April of 1958, Hunter Thompson was 22 years old when he wrote this letter to his friend Hume Logan in response to a request for life advice. Thompson’s letter, found in Letters of Note, offers some of the most thoughtful and profound advice: April 22, 1958 57 Perry Street New York City Dear Hume, You … Continue reading Hunter Thompson’s Letter on Finding Your Purpose and Living a Meaningful Life