Hypocognition: When We’re at a Loss for Words

"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

How We Stay Blind to the Story of Power

by Jonathan Cook edited by O Society Feb 28, 2020 If there is one thing which drives me to write, it is the urgent need for all of us to start understanding power. Power is the force which shapes almost everything about our lives and our deaths. There can be no more important issue. Understanding … Continue reading How We Stay Blind to the Story of Power

The Failure of Neoliberalism Radicalizes a Generation

by Conor Lynch edited by O Society Feb 27, 2020 When the conversation veered toward “capitalism” and “socialism” at last week’s Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, the preeminent capitalist on the stage, Michael Bloomberg, could hardly believe what he was hearing: “I can’t think of a way that would make it easier for Donald … Continue reading The Failure of Neoliberalism Radicalizes a Generation

The Moral of Iraq’s Million Man & Kobe’s Purple Diamond

Millions rally as Iraqis demand US troops pull out - BBC News https://youtu.be/f3plTR1Dcew edited by O Society Jan 28, 2020 The "Million Man March" convened by Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr exceeded expectations. According to estimates of the Iraqi police commander Jaafar Al-Batat, over 1 million people Thursday demanded the departure of U.S. troops from Iraq with a march … Continue reading The Moral of Iraq’s Million Man & Kobe’s Purple Diamond

Depressive Realism

header image: 15-year-old Kayla Alford expelled from Kentucky Christian school for posting this photo of herself with rainbow birthday cake on Facebook by Julie Reshe  edited by O Society Jan 15, 2020 I remember being depressed. It was a frightening state of mind that seemed to go on indefinitely. The very idea of waking up … Continue reading Depressive Realism

No tricks. No mantras. I just want to learn how to do nothing: My quest to stay still

Rather than filling every spare moment with distractions, could I find a way to be at ease in my own company? by Sam Delaney edited by O Society Dec 27, 2019 When I gave up alcohol four and a half years ago, I found I had a lot of extra time on my hands. Hours that … Continue reading No tricks. No mantras. I just want to learn how to do nothing: My quest to stay still

Mental health professionals read Trump’s letter as study in “the psychotic mind”

The Impeachment Iceberg continued by Chauncy DeVega edited by O Society Dec 22, 2019 Wednesday night, Donald Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives. Trump will now — perhaps after some delay — be put on trial in the Senate, where he will then be acquitted by Republicans who have sworn personal fealty to him. … Continue reading Mental health professionals read Trump’s letter as study in “the psychotic mind”