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

Our broken mental models are at the root of our global systemic crises

by Ugo Bardi and David Packer edited by O Society Jan 15, 2020 Old and new media produce an unprecedented tide drawing us into a sea of competing mental models of the world. Even in a “post-fact world,” we link bits of information together to form these mental models, a.k.a. “intuition.” Most of us try … Continue reading Our broken mental models are at the root of our global systemic crises

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

The Solution to Homelessness Is Staring Us in the Face

Robert Scheer interviews Becky Dennison edited by O Society October 18, 2019 It’s no secret homelessness in the United States, especially in California, reaches critical levels. The wealthiest state in the wealthiest nation in the world is dealing with a crisis which clearly stems from inequality and neglect. This should have its predominantly "left-leaning" residents … Continue reading The Solution to Homelessness Is Staring Us in the Face

Without encryption, we will lose all privacy. This is our new battleground

The US, UK, and Australia take on Facebook in a bid to undermine the only method to protect our personal information Edward Snowden is a US surveillance whistleblower by Edward Snowden edited by O Society October 16, 2019 In every country of the world, the security of computers keeps the lights on, the shelves stocked, … Continue reading Without encryption, we will lose all privacy. This is our new battleground

Skeptics’R’Us

  Delusion. Conspiracy Theory. Mental illness. Tinfoil hat. Where does sanity end and crazy begin? by O Society September 25, 2019 I do not know. I believe the US government narratives about many things are fabricated lies. From Russiagate recently to JFK before my time to the sinking of the Spanish Maine way back before … Continue reading Skeptics’R’Us

Trump, Biden, and the New Normal

The thing about democracy is the peaceful transfer of power. by O Society September 22, 2019 What I mean is if you ask yourself, "What's so great about democracy?" One answer is "it includes a peaceful transfer of power." Why does this matter? Well, if we look 'round the world, what we see is a … Continue reading Trump, Biden, and the New Normal