Right Brain

  by Richard Cooke edited by O Society September 16, 2019 On my desk sit four containers of so-called "brain pills." Though they are made by four separate companies, they are similar enough in appearance and content to be almost interchangeable. The ingredients mention green tea extract and bacopa, B vitamins, and black pepper extract. … Continue reading Right Brain

Why People Hate Religion

by Timothy Egan edited by O Society September 1, 2019 You don’t hear much about Sister Norma Pimentel in the secular press. She’s not a wacko, a hypocrite, a sexual predator or a political operative. Her life’s work, she says, is guided by seeing “the presence of God” in migrant children in the shelter she … Continue reading Why People Hate Religion

The Shadow, Projection, and the Scapegoat

“Psychic projection can be undone only by conscious mental understanding.” ~ Jean Gebser, The Ever-Present Origin. by Scott Preston edited by O Society August 21, 2019 The psychic mechanism of “projection” concerned Jean Gebser enough to spill a fair amount of ink on the problem, and his discussion of this issue is often quite insightful. … Continue reading The Shadow, Projection, and the Scapegoat

Our Deep Spiritual Crisis: Are Satanists Now the “Good Guys” in the Fight Against Evangelical Right-Wing Extremists?

"The main problem in Europe and for the whole Western world is we are in a deep spiritual crisis and nobody as yet has discovered it. If you want to understand what's going on in the world today, you need to have a spiritual dimension. You cannot understand only from a political point of view … Continue reading Our Deep Spiritual Crisis: Are Satanists Now the “Good Guys” in the Fight Against Evangelical Right-Wing Extremists?

America’s Original Sin: Trumpets Revive Belief in a ‘White Man’s Country’

It can’t be left to black Americans alone to resist the president’s racism. Citizens of all colours need to resist, and embrace activism by Nell Painter edited by O Society August 6, 2019 The idea some US inhabitants deserve the land, deserve to stay and to occupy it, and that others must go – to be … Continue reading America’s Original Sin: Trumpets Revive Belief in a ‘White Man’s Country’

The Real Reason So Many Republicans Love Israel? Their Own White Supremacy.

by Peter Beinart edited by O Society July 31, 2019 wypipologist If you listened earlier this month to Republican responses to Donald Trump’s call for Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley to “go back” to the “places from which they came,” you noticed something odd. Trump’s defenders kept mentioning Israel. “They hate … Continue reading The Real Reason So Many Republicans Love Israel? Their Own White Supremacy.

American Fascist X

by O Society July 30, 2019 Two or three years ago, things just got different. You know what I mean. Trying to make sense of it all (like everybody else I suppose) led me to the realization all of this is but the manifestation of a hungry hankering for a helping of authoritarianism. That's right. … Continue reading American Fascist X