A Plandemic of Pandas: Pandemonium in a Planetarium… wait, WTF?

No matter the details of the plot, conspiracy theories follow common patterns of thought by John Cook edited by O Society May 21, 2020 A sign of the times: a disinformation video called Plandemic recently went viral. Despite being taken down by YouTube and Facebook, it continues to get uploaded and viewed millions of times. The video … Continue reading A Plandemic of Pandas: Pandemonium in a Planetarium… wait, WTF?

The False Dichotomy

by Nathan Robinson edited by O Society May 22, 2020 He unemployment numbers are horrifying. The worst since the great depression. Tens of millions of people out of work. 9 million have lost their health insurance. It’s bad out there. The positive spin is much of this unemployment should be temporary, lasting only as long as … Continue reading The False Dichotomy

Refusing to Wear a Mask Is a Uniquely American Pathology

  There is another layer—even above and beyond a denial of facts and science—that must be at play: There is a narcissistic obsession with being seen and recognized that feels quintessentially American, even in situations of life and death.  by Dahlia Lithwick May 20, 2020 The obsession with individualism and the misinterpretation of constitutional freedom collide … Continue reading Refusing to Wear a Mask Is a Uniquely American Pathology

It didn’t have to be this way

A bioethicist at the heart of the Italian coronavirus crisis asks: why won’t we talk about the trade-offs of the lockdown? by Silvia Comparese edited by O Society May 17, 2020 What ‘home’ means isn’t an abstract question in a pandemic. It becomes a concrete matter of where, and with whom, you wish to be confined … Continue reading It didn’t have to be this way

Trump Responsible for American Deaths

  US president stabs his citizens in the back while pretending to be a saviour by Richard Partington O Society May 11, 2020 Donald Trump is culpable in the deaths of thousands of Americans by using the coronavirus pandemic to boost his electoral prospects and line the pockets of big business, Noam Chomsky says. In an interview, … Continue reading Trump Responsible for American Deaths

The storm coming we don’t see

We haven’t even begun to grasp how much damage the pandemic will do. Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself—While the Rest of Us Die by Garrett Graff edited by O Society May 10, 2020 Listening to recent news conferences by the White House, certain governors and other state officials — … Continue reading The storm coming we don’t see

The Inevitable Coronavirus Censorship Crisis is Here

As the Covid-19 crisis progresses, censorship programs advance, amid calls for China-style control of the Internet by Matt Taibbi edited by O Society May 7, 2020 Earlier this week, Atlantic magazine – fast becoming the favored media outlet for self-styled intellectual elites of the Aspen Institute type – ran an in-depth article of the problems free … Continue reading The Inevitable Coronavirus Censorship Crisis is Here