The bloodless exorbitance of the White House's Christmas stagecraft reveals a deeper truth about the presidential couple. by David Roth edited by O Society From one day to the next, the Trump presidency unfolds more or less like a normal Republican presidency—that is, by committing one determined act of rote negligence or flamboyant cruelty at … Continue reading A Unified Theory of the Trumps’ Creepy Aesthetic
The U.S. Government Lied about the Afghanistan War, They Couldn’t Have Done It Without Media Lapdogs by Ted Rall edited by O Society “In ten years or so, we’ll leak the truth,” the Dead Kennedys sang. “But by then it’s only so much paper.” But it might just score you a Pulitzer Prize. Award bait … Continue reading Too Much Truth Burns Bridges
What's cookin' at Wal-Mart? Why let's see what's in the oven... by O Society December 9, 2019 Looking back over the last week, our essays are titled nasty stuff The Origins of White Supremacy, Humanity Is Riding Delusion to Extinction, and The Authoritarianism at the End of the Impeachment Rainbow. Not exactly happy topics, but hey, … Continue reading Have A Walmartian Christmas! Echochamber Monday
by Susie Day edited by O Society Dec 7, 2019 Dear Hot-to-Impeach Congressional Democrats, I thought of you when I read “Why the Ukraine Scheme Matters,” the November 25 editorial in the New York Times. As usual, Times syntax and grammar are superb and the editors’ argumentation skills fully justify the current high tuition rates … Continue reading Mad Activist Impeaches Western Culture
Remarks by Sacha Baron Cohen, Recipient of AntiDefamation League's 2019 International Leadership Award https://youtu.be/ymaWq5yZIYM by Sacha Baron Cohen edited by O Society Nov 21, 2019 Thank you, Jonathan, for your very kind words. Thank you, ADL, for this recognition and your work in fighting racism, hate and bigotry. And to be clear, when I say … Continue reading Sacha Baron Cohen: Never Is Now
https://youtu.be/z5rRZdiu1UE by Christine Berry edited by O Society Nov 5, 2019 "Economics is the method: the object is to change the soul.” Understanding why Thatcher said this is central to understanding the neoliberal project, and how we might move beyond it. Carys Hughes and Jim Cranshaw’s opening article poses a crucial challenge in this respect. It … Continue reading Neoliberalism tells us we’re selfish souls – how can we promote other identities?
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