Neoliberalism: Dare Not Speak Its Name

by Jennifer Matsui edited by O Society October 17, 2019 The question, “What is neoliberalism?” invites a response similar to the old canard about art: “I don’t know what it is, but I know it when I see it.” Unlike art, which seldom rears its head outside a rarified, specially-designated setting, neoliberalism is everywhere, which is … Continue reading Neoliberalism: Dare Not Speak Its Name

What George Carlin Taught Us About Media Propaganda by Omission

https://youtu.be/JtTMQeIIDzE?list=PL45EBC87D6B82F77E by Jeff Cohen edited by O Society September 17, 2019 In the old George Carlin joke, the TV sportscaster announces: “Here’s a partial score from the West Coast – Los Angeles 6.” For a brilliant comedian like Carlin – who skewered corporate power, class structure, and political/media propaganda – one of his more innocuous … Continue reading What George Carlin Taught Us About Media Propaganda by Omission

He Blames His Orange Appearance on Light Bulbs in an Echochamber Friday the 13th Babblerama

https://youtu.be/K_iFi1qH8Cg This just in from the it's so leftover from the '80s it still smells flammable sponsored by AquaNet desk... by God edited by O Society September 13, 2019 Donald Trump is a man who never found a tanning booth he didn’t like. He looks as if a permanent pair of protective goggles is burned onto … Continue reading He Blames His Orange Appearance on Light Bulbs in an Echochamber Friday the 13th Babblerama

The Riddle of the Vampire Duck

Take a look at this: "What if Trump Supporters Love Chaos As Much As He Does?" by Ed Kilgore in Intelligencer.  This article attempts to answer the BIG question of why Trump's supporters stick with him with such fervor.  Great question, but somehow "addiction to chaos" does not seem to be the answer.  How about … Continue reading The Riddle of the Vampire Duck

Greenland and Manifest Destiny

by Timothy Kruse edited by O Society August 28, 2019 On August 18th, when President Trump first confirmed rumors that he was interested in buying Greenland, the American punditry chattered about it in every news outlet as an absurd joke. Trump himself seemed to play along by retweeting a meme showing a shiny gold Trump Casino … Continue reading Greenland and Manifest Destiny

What the Hell is Intersectionality?

Intersectionality What does it mean and does hearing this word make you go berserk? https://youtu.be/Qj1RS9vHcsw by O Society August 15, 2019 In all seriousness, I believe intersectionality refers to the additive effects of being in multiple identity politics groups. For example, women are discriminated against, maybe even hated by misogynists. Black people are discriminated against, … Continue reading What the Hell is Intersectionality?

Hubris and Icarus Down by the Potemkin Schoolyard

by O Society August 12, 2019 Someone recently called me a "hypocrite." To which I reply, Am I a hypocrite? Yes. So what? So are you. So is every other human being on the face of the earth. It is a part of being human. Now go run off and play, preferably in some busy … Continue reading Hubris and Icarus Down by the Potemkin Schoolyard