The Chosen One

by O Society August 23, 2019 Narcissus stared at his own reflection in a mirror. However, Narcissus never seemed to realize he was looking at himself. Rather, he simply gazed at the image with monomania. Narcissism, Idolatry, and Self-Knowledge Echo repeated everything Narcissus said but she could not get him to look away from his … Continue reading The Chosen One

Lunatics: We Want the Moon and Greenland by O Society August 19, 2019 Overheard at dinner: "Chinese metaphysical cosmology is correlative: Wuji (without pole) Hundun (chaos mixed up like egg drop soup) and Taiji with (two poles) such as the Earth spinning in its axis. North and South inverted." "Wall Street may shit the bed in the US. You can only … Continue reading Lunatics: We Want the Moon and Greenland

Who Really Controls the Message?

In response to Trump Controls the Message Because We Enable Him, one of our O Society people posed this question: Do you really think “Trump controls the message?” ‘Cause... I get the distinct impression he doesn’t." ^ This ^ is a fantastic observation. What do you think? by O Society August 5, 2019 What's going … Continue reading Who Really Controls the Message?

American Exceptionalism and American Innocence by David Pear edited by O Society July 9, 2019 Roberto Sirvent and Danny Haiphong explore the albatross of myths, legends, lies and damn lies around America’s neck in their book  American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A People's History of Fake News—From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror.  They look into America’s closet … Continue reading American Exceptionalism and American Innocence

Gods and Celebrities: Do Both Obsessions Stem from the Same Impulse? by Tim Wu edited by O Society July 5, 2019 You know celebrity is a really mysterious thing that I don’t think anyone fully understands. Why are we so interested in these people who are just people but somehow have come to embody some greater idea. It’s not even that they’re great. I mean … Continue reading Gods and Celebrities: Do Both Obsessions Stem from the Same Impulse?