"The next time you’re bombarded with over-the-top claims about how our country is doomed or the world is coming apart at the seams, brush off the cynics and fearmongers. Because the truth is, if you had to choose any time in the course of human history to be alive, you’d choose this one. Right here … Continue reading Which Way Out of Neoliberalism: Fascism or Socialism?
Woody Guthrie of This Land Is Your Land fame wrote a song about Donald Trump's racist father, Fred, who was Guthrie's slum lord in NY at the time. Wanna hear it? Here it is by O Society https://youtu.be/jANuVKeYezs Old Man Trump/ Ain't My Home by Woody Guthrie I suppose that Old Man Trump knows just … Continue reading Old Man Trump ~ Woody Guthrie
How fascism works: the politics of us and them by Jason Stanley edited by O Society August 24, 2019 The 10 Pillars of Fascism Number One: A Mythic Past A great mythic past, to which the leader harkens back. "'Made in America. It's not just a slogan but a way of life,' Donald Trump said to … Continue reading The Ten Pillars of Fascism: It Needs a Socialist Menace
by O Society August 23, 2019 Narcissus stared at his own reflection in a mirror. However, Narcissus never seemed to realize he was looking at himself. Rather, he simply gazed at the image with monomania. Narcissism, Idolatry, and Self-Knowledge Echo repeated everything Narcissus said but she could not get him to look away from his … Continue reading The Chosen One
https://youtu.be/3SmAlxc7_88 by O Society August 19, 2019 Overheard at dinner: "Chinese metaphysical cosmology is correlative: Wuji (without pole) Hundun (chaos mixed up like egg drop soup) and Taiji with (two poles) such as the Earth spinning in its axis. North and South inverted." "Wall Street may shit the bed in the US. You can only … Continue reading Lunatics: We Want the Moon and Greenland
The U.S. is less of a nation than a collective, psychotic episode. by Phil Rockstroh edited by O Society August 16, 2019 Within day-to-day life in the nation, a cultural aura exists that shifts, mingles and merges between a sense of nervous agitation and displaced rage, in combination with a sense of weightlessness. The … Continue reading Mass Shootings in the White Noise of Anywhere USA
8chan is not unique: selection biases and online psychology mean all unmoderated forums will devolve by Keith Spencer edited by O Society August 10, 2019 he website 8chan, an image and message board modeled after 4chan but committed to even less moderation, is in the news again after the revelation that the El Paso shooter used … Continue reading Why Unmoderated Online Forums Always Degenerate Into Fascism