You’ll Never Be Lonely Again

by Helen Buyniski edited by O Society September 10, 2019 The pathologization of emotion has been on the march for decades, especially in the US, where fully one sixth of the adult population takes an antidepressant or other psychiatric drug. But with depression “conquered” by medication - even as both diagnosis rates and suicides are at … Continue reading You’ll Never Be Lonely Again

The Philosophy of O Society

by O Society August 30, 2019 If you've spent any time at all in a comments section anywhere on the interwebs, then no doubt you already realize the human tendency to label one another as "this" or "that," and then give a canned talking-points laden response based on these labels assigned to us. Especially where … Continue reading The Philosophy of O Society

WOODSTOCK 50 YEARS TAKING STOCK/ OUR RECLAMATION

https://youtu.be/rynxqdNMry4 by Tim Duff Tonka Bay, Minnesota edited by O Society August 13, 2019 By the beginning of 1969, the counterculture began to splinter and turn more contentious. The November 1968 election of Richard Nixon brought about a counter-reaction. Eight years of Democratic liberalism ended with this Republican's election as president. The high era of … Continue reading WOODSTOCK 50 YEARS TAKING STOCK/ OUR RECLAMATION

If Your Life Feels Empty, This May Be Why

You sit there with your big ass TV and every electronic toy you can buy. Yet your life feels empty. Why is this? by Jason Dias edited by O Society August 6, 2019 Viktor Frankl tells us Despair is Suffering without Meaning. Reduced to an equation: D=S-M Seeing these three letters together should reminds us of the … Continue reading If Your Life Feels Empty, This May Be Why

Here is Exactly Why Congress Won’t Act on Gun Violence, Climate Crisis, Impeaching Trump or Anything Else

https://youtu.be/Qj1RS9vHcsw by Ted Rall edited by O Society August 7, 2019 I’m from Dayton so I’m thinking about this today: Why hasn’t Congress done anything to address our national epidemic of mass shootings, namely reviving the assault weapons ban? People—Democrats and not a few Republicans—ask me that all the time. I bet all left-leaning pundits get that question. The … Continue reading Here is Exactly Why Congress Won’t Act on Gun Violence, Climate Crisis, Impeaching Trump or Anything Else

Musical Interlude with Motörhead

Today on Musical Interlude, we have special undead guest stars Lemmy and Filthy Phil and Bruce  Campbell and a Würzel piano. If they move in next door to you, all your houseplants will die. And they're in a hurry! https://youtu.be/co9yv2NjyWs ^ This ^ is the first time I ever saw Motörhead. On the Young Ones. The next … Continue reading Musical Interlude with Motörhead

Athleisure, barre and kale: the tyranny of the ideal woman

How we became suckers for the hard labor of self-optimization. by Jia Tolentino edited by O Society August 2, 2019 The ideal woman is always generic. I bet you can picture the version of her that runs the show today. She’s of indeterminate age but resolutely youthful presentation. She’s got glossy hair and the clean, shameless … Continue reading Athleisure, barre and kale: the tyranny of the ideal woman