American Suicide & What Trump Isn’t Doing About It

Those of us who were paying attention knew this before Trump was elected: The Rise of Trump is White America Dying White male American men are dying out from the self-inflicted wounds of opiate addiction, alcoholism, obesity, rage, and gunshot wounds to the head. Think Rush Limbaugh as the poster child, gobbling down Oxycontin, yelling … Continue reading American Suicide & What Trump Isn’t Doing About It

Should universities care about the truth?

by Tim Hayward edited by O Society July 10, 2019 Isn’t the answer obvious? Universities are about attaining, preserving, and disseminating knowledge—which only is knowledge insofar as it is true. Caring about the truth is what universities—through their members—do. The question as intended, however, concerns claims of fact appealed to as grounds for governments to … Continue reading Should universities care about the truth?

We’re Not the Good Guys Anymore

Why is American "Aggression" MIA in the Media? by Tom Engelhardt edited by O Society July 8, 2019 Headlined “U.S. Seeks Other Ways to Stop Iran Shy of War,” the article was tucked away on page A9 of a recent New York Times. Still, it caught my attention. Here's the first paragraph: “American intelligence and military … Continue reading We’re Not the Good Guys Anymore

Nuclear Weapons: Who Has What at a Glance

by Arms Control Association edited by O Society July 7, 2019 https://youtu.be/7jK5AiFeVHc At the dawn of the nuclear age, the United States hoped to maintain a monopoly on its new weapon, but the secrets and the technology for making nuclear weapons soon spread. The United States conducted its first nuclear test explosion in July 1945 and dropped … Continue reading Nuclear Weapons: Who Has What at a Glance

A Match Made in Hell: Israel and the Military Industrial Complex

by David Spero edited by O Society July 1, 2019 “The conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence of the Military-Industrial Complex [MIC] — economic, political, even spiritual — is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal … Continue reading A Match Made in Hell: Israel and the Military Industrial Complex

As We Face Armageddon, the Western World is Leaderless

by Paul Roberts edited by O Society June 26, 2019 According to news reports, the validity of which cannot be ascertained by the general public, a crazed US government came within 10 minutes of igniting a general conflagration in the Middle East, the consequences of which could have been catastrophic for all. The moronic warmongers in … Continue reading As We Face Armageddon, the Western World is Leaderless

Next Contestant, Iran: Meet America’s Permanent War Formula

[reads from Goldstein's book]"In accordance to the principles of doublethink, it does not matter if the war is not real, or when it is, that victory is not possible. The war is not meant to be won. It is meant to be continuous. The essential act of modern warfare is the destruction of the produce … Continue reading Next Contestant, Iran: Meet America’s Permanent War Formula