American History for Truthdiggers: A Once, Always, and Future Empire

This is an American History series written by Danny Sjursen, a US Army major who taught history at West Point. It is the same history we all learned in high school, except the bullshit has been removed. Enlightening... by Danny Sjursen edited by O Society October 2, 2019 Editor’s note: The past is prologue. The stories … Continue reading American History for Truthdiggers: A Once, Always, and Future Empire

On the Sinister Majesty of Black Sabbath

by Kory Grow edited by O Society September 13, 2019 When Black Sabbath first attempted to tour America in 1970, they had a Hell of a time. “We had to face the mayor of [every] town,” drummer Bill Ward once recalled. “We were banned all the time. They were afraid of us. They thought we … Continue reading On the Sinister Majesty of Black Sabbath

The Social Gospel

by Christopher Evans edited by O Society August 25, 2019 Throughout American history, religion plays a significant role in promoting social reform. From the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century to the civil rights movement of the 20th century, religious leaders champion progressive political causes. This legacy is evident today in the group called religious … Continue reading The Social Gospel

The Ten Pillars of Fascism: It Needs a Socialist Menace

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

The Arrogance of the Anthropocene

https://youtu.be/4ZyIG_jZzBs Humans now live in a new geological epoch of our own making: the Anthropocene. Or so we’re told. by Peter Brannen edited by O Society August 21, 2019 Whereas some epochs in Earth history stretch more than 40 million years, this new chapter started maybe 400 years ago, when carbon dioxide dipped by a few … Continue reading The Arrogance of the Anthropocene

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

The Second Amendment and Madness

by Robert Parry edited by O Society August 10, 2019 The Right’s powerful propaganda apparatus sold millions of Americans on the dangerous and false notion the Framers of the U.S. Constitution incorporated the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights so an armed population could fight the government the Framers had just created. As a … Continue reading The Second Amendment and Madness