The Authoritarianism at the End of the Impeachment Rainbow

https://youtu.be/wyb7dt9nz_g by Andrew Wood edited by O Society Nov 30, 2019 Following just a few days of Congressional testimony, it is clear Trump will, at most, be impeached but certainly not convicted. This would be nothing new, for although such proceedings now are brought against four presidents in U.S. history, not a single one was … Continue reading The Authoritarianism at the End of the Impeachment Rainbow

Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill

by Bruce Levine edited by O Society Nov 25, 2019 In my career as a psychologist, I have talked with hundreds of people previously diagnosed by other professionals with oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, anxiety disorder, and other psychiatric illnesses, and I am struck by (1) how many of these diagnosed are essentially … Continue reading Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill

Under digital surveillance: how American schools spy on millions of kids

https://youtu.be/YR5ApYxkU-U by Lois Beckett in Oakland edited by O Society October 25, 2019 For Adam Jasinski, a technology director for a school district outside of St Louis, Missouri, monitoring student emails used to be a time-consuming job. Jasinski used to do keyword searches of the official school email accounts for the district’s 2,600 students, looking … Continue reading Under digital surveillance: how American schools spy on millions of kids

We Created a System in Which Whoever Wants to Be President is Crazy

Long ago, my parents told me one day I could grow up to be the President of the United States of America. Looks to me as if only the most heinous of persons would want the job now. Amirite? by Caitlin Johnstone edited by O Society October 24, 2019 Due to a very painful and … Continue reading We Created a System in Which Whoever Wants to Be President is Crazy

Ronald Reagan Launched an Attack on the Middle Class. We Must Reverse It to Save Our Democracy

The destruction of the middle class also destroys democracies and paves the way for authoritarian rule. by Thom Hartmann edited by O Society October 6, 2019 In 2016, Roberto Foa and Yascha Mounk published a paper in the Journal of Democracy  called Democratic Disconnect, which shows how in the era since Reagan led America out … Continue reading Ronald Reagan Launched an Attack on the Middle Class. We Must Reverse It to Save Our Democracy

‘No, You’re Corrupt!’: the Method in Trump’s Playground Taunts

https://youtu.be/NkJx6t2EOAo Donald Trump's tactic of redirecting accusations of misconduct back at his accuser is childish, petty … and surprisingly effective by Tom McCarthyism edited by O Society October 5, 2019 Since he first emerged from the primordial muck of reality TV, Donald Trump  responds to attacks from political opponents with some version of a playground phrase. … Continue reading ‘No, You’re Corrupt!’: the Method in Trump’s Playground Taunts

Willful Ignorance, Faustian Bargains, White Exceptionalism, and Bart Simpson AKA What Trump Voters Do

by Sanford Schram edited by O Society October 4, 2019 Since Donald Trump declared victory in the early morning hours of November 9th, 2016 commentators incessantly bemoan the calamity befallen the U.S. And with good reason. As many people warned for months, Trump is unfit to be President and poses a real threat to the … Continue reading Willful Ignorance, Faustian Bargains, White Exceptionalism, and Bart Simpson AKA What Trump Voters Do