https://youtu.be/yjW9UXoKU2s Trump resembles Ravishing Rick Rude or Ric Flair more than an actual president — maybe it's why so many Americans love him! by Chauncey deVega edited by O Society May 27, 2020 The election of Donald Trump is easy to understand, if you know where to look for answers. In a wide-ranging interview … Continue reading Kayfabe or Shoot? PayPal’s Peter Thiel on Donald Trump’s WWF Wrasslin’ Moves
by Thomas Klikauer and Nadine Campbell edited by O Society May 21, 2020 We know how a frame works in picture framing, how to make one using carpentry, and we also know the frame in which a picture is placed can influence how we see a picture. Well, virtually the same thing applies to politics. … Continue reading The Politics of Framing and the Framing of Politics
by Julia Wong interviews Carl Bergstrom edited by O Society May 2, 2020 Carl Bergstrom is uniquely suited to understanding the current moment. A professor of biology at the University of Washington, he spends his career studying two seemingly disparate topics: emerging infectious diseases and networked misinformation. The two merged into one the moment reports of … Continue reading There is No Absolute Truth: On Covid-19, Misinformation, and Bullshit
"The limits of language, or what can be said, is the limit of our world. Things that have sense happen only within the limits of language. Senseless propositions attempt to say something about the limit of language; and attempts to go beyond the limits of what can be said result in nonsense." ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein by Kaidi Wu edited by O Society March 20, 2020 … Continue reading Hypocognition: When We’re at a Loss for Words
June 30, 1971, the US Supreme Court rules the NY Times and Washington Post are legally permitted to publish what’s known as the Pentagon Papers — material leaked by Daniel Ellsberg. by Stephen Lendman edited by O Society March 1, 2020 Six justices concur in a per curiam statement saying: “Any system of prior restraints of … Continue reading Famous Pentagon Papers Precedent Would Free Julian Assange in Country with Freedom to Tell Truth
Sounds like the answer to a question on Jeopardy, right? What is America? I'll take "A Hellified Mess" for $500, Alex... One of our O Society people states: "The United States is firmly a capitalist economy and Bernie Sanders' proposed policies are truly socialist." by O Society Feb 22, 2020 First, let's remind ourselves of … Continue reading What is America?
Consciousness is neither a spooky mystery nor an illusory belief. It’s a valid and causally efficacious biological reality by Massimo Pigliucci by O Society Jan 15, 2020 It is highly fashionable to label consciousness an ‘illusion’. This in turn fosters the impression, especially among the general public, that the way we normally think of our … Continue reading Consciousness is Real