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
by Albert Schweitzer edited by O Society September 11, 2019 Excerpted from Civilization and Ethics (Part II of The Philosophy of Civilization translated by John Naish) Descartes tells us philosophizing is based on the judgment: "I think, therefore I am." From this meager and arbitrarily selected beginning it is inevitable it should wander into the path … Continue reading The Ethic of Reverence for Life
Hi all! A heavy duty meditation day here so probably won't be hearing much from this end today. by O Society August 16, 2019 Usually I meditate in silence. That said, there's a wrench for every nut. And today the wrench for this nut is Buckethead. A train of thought without words. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/4RgQ-JDiOic Eulogy … Continue reading Meditation: Musical Interlude with Buckethead
The way to actually get there to a state in which we recognize the conditioned mind is meditation. Else we're just playing house and trying on new clothes down at the mall. About Knowing and Insight by Caitlin Johnstone edited by O Society August 16, 2019 If people could see the world with fresh eyes, … Continue reading Manufacturing Normality
To get everyone up to speed on how we got here, the first three boxcars on this train of thought (or non-thought, as the case may be): Trump Controls the Message Because We Enable Him Who Really Controls the Message? Who Really Controls the Message: Bottlenecks & Amplifiers by O Society August 9, 2019 Our … Continue reading Who Really Controls the Message: Trumpets, Emotions, and Does Morgan Freeman Narrate Your Life?
by Andrew Levine edited by O Society August 6, 2019 How do I hate thee? Counting the ways would be a fool’s errand; there are too many ways. They have to do with your hypocrisy, cowardice, and servility. Circumstances change, but these traits have been constant themes in Democratic Party politics seemingly from time immemorial. … Continue reading Democrats, How Do I Hate Thee?
by Martha Rosenberg edited by O Society August 2, 2019 Ninety-one people a day die from opioids and 1000 visit ERs in the US according to the CDC. How did opioid makers get such a deathly grip on the US population? Recently, the New York Times reported that the global consulting firm McKinsey & Company had … Continue reading How Marketing Reps Get Us All on Drugs