Why Trump Can’t Learn: An Educated Guess by a Veteran Teacher

https://youtu.be/rFGE3X6Yhj0 Dyslexia may explain a lot about the twisted behavior of the president. by Harriet Feinberg edited by O Society October 6, 2019 While dyslexia is mentioned now and then as one of the reasons Donald Trump is so ignorant of what it takes to govern in a free society, I want to explore it as foundational … Continue reading Why Trump Can’t Learn: An Educated Guess by a Veteran Teacher

Ronald Reagan Wanted to Make America Great Again – Did He have Alzheimer?

Ronald Reagan in 1984. Ronald Reagan had Alzheimer's while president, says his son Ron Jr. His son recalls how his father was 'uncharacteristically lost for words' during a presidential debate that year. Photograph: Wally McNamee/Corbis by Ed Pilkington edited by O Society October 6, 2019 Ronald Reagan's sons locked horns over the former president's political legacy … Continue reading Ronald Reagan Wanted to Make America Great Again – Did He have Alzheimer?

Virtue Signaling: Why Always Sticking to One’s Convictions Sounds Like a Good Idea But Isn’t

virtue signaling (noun): the action or practice of publicly expressing opinions or sentiments intended to demonstrate one's good character or the moral correctness of one's position on a particular issue. ex: "Have you noticed how often virtue signaling consists of saying you hate certain things?" ex: "There goes those patriots virtue signalling again because they're … Continue reading Virtue Signaling: Why Always Sticking to One’s Convictions Sounds Like a Good Idea But Isn’t

At Wit’s End: David Bohm and Metamind

by Scott Preston edited by O Society September 20, 2019 Let’s review the essential problem of the Modern Mind with which Bohm wrestled, because we cannot get far in understanding Bohm’s new mode of thinking without understanding the context — the modern mode of thinking and consciousness now at its wit’s end and in the … Continue reading At Wit’s End: David Bohm and Metamind

The Whole-Planet View

https://youtu.be/OqGDv0KCJl8 by Rosalind Watts, Sam Gandy, and Alex Evans edited by O Society September 19, 2019 In 1966, on a rooftop overlooking San Francisco, the writer Stewart Brand felt that he could perceive the curvature of the Earth, an effect of the psychedelic substance he had consumed. He wondered why no one had photographed the Earth … Continue reading The Whole-Planet View

What is Neurodiversity?

by Moheb Costandi edited by O Society September 17, 2019 I couldn’t help feeling a little apprehensive before my meeting with Thomas Clements. The British 30-year-old has what used to be called Asperger’s Syndrome, and describes himself as ‘slightly autistic’. Until our meeting in London, I’d had few close encounters with autistic people, so I wondered … Continue reading What is Neurodiversity?