Murder Most Foul: Musical Interlude with Bob Dylan

https://youtu.be/3NbQkyvbw18 by Bob Dylan edited by O Society midnight March 27, 2020 https://twitter.com/bobdylan/status/1243389605451198465 Lyrics [Verse 1] It was a dark day in Dallas, November '63 A day that will live on in infamy President Kennedy was a-ridin' high Good day to be livin' and a good day to die Being led to the slaughter like a sacrificial lamb He … Continue reading Murder Most Foul: Musical Interlude with Bob Dylan

As Coronvirus Grips the US, Americans Get a Taste of Life Under American Sanctions

Crippling shortages, travel restrictions and overwhelmed medical services will give Americans a taste of what it is like for the millions of people living under US sanctions worldwide. by Alan Macleod edited by O Society March 18, 2020 Across fifty states, Americans collectively brace for the incoming COVID-19 pandemic to hit. In the face of the … Continue reading As Coronvirus Grips the US, Americans Get a Taste of Life Under American Sanctions

A Culture of Propaganda?

A companion piece to A Culture of Cheating? The average American with a smartphone is inarguably the most heavily and consistently propagandized citizen in the entire collective history of human societies. by Ben Steele edited by O Society Friday March 13, 2020 "Contrary to previous readings by historians of the 20th century, which typically describe propaganda … Continue reading A Culture of Propaganda?

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!

Do we possess our possessions or do they possess us?

Today's false dichotomy is brought to you by our friends down at the taxidermy farm where all the animals are stuffed till they burst. It is do we possess possessions or do they possess us? by Bruce Hood edited by O Society In 1859, around 450 passengers on the Royal Charter, returning from the Australian goldmines … Continue reading Do we possess our possessions or do they possess us?

The Politics of Competitive Consumption

"I guess the trouble was we didn’t have any self-admitted proletarians,” wrote John Steinbeck of his fellow Americans. “Everyone was a temporarily embarrassed capitalist.” Why do Americans want so much more than we need? by Juliet Schor edited by O Society October 6, 2019 In contemporary American culture, consuming is as authentic as it gets. … Continue reading The Politics of Competitive Consumption

Bernie Sanders on his plan for journalism

by Bernie Sanders edited by O Society September 18, 2019 WALTER CRONKITE ONCE SAID “journalism is what we need to make democracy work.” He was absolutely right, which is why today’s assault on journalism by Wall Street, billionaire businessmen, Silicon Valley, and Donald Trump presents a crisis—and why we must take concrete action. Real journalism is … Continue reading Bernie Sanders on his plan for journalism