"If ever there was a time when the turning inward of self-reflection was of critical importance, it is now, in our present catastrophic epic." ~ Paul Levy Dispelling Wetiko: Breaking The Curse Of Evil by Carolyn Baker edited by O Society July 2, 2019 Paul Levy is not a Jungian analyst, but rather, a brilliant … Continue reading Our Collective Psychosis: Paul Levy’s Dispelling Wetiko
by Sasha Abramsky edited by O Society July 1, 2019 When the president of the United States doesn’t hesitate to wade into the domestic politics of allied nations, and goes into attack-dog mode against political figures in those countries, it sends a strong signal both that traditional alliances are breaking down, and also that in … Continue reading Trump Is the Perverse Personification of American Exceptionalism
by Max Leyf edited by O Society June 25, 2019 Ours has been called “The Age of Narcissism.” Nobody who can at once participate in, and reflect upon, contemporary society will have any uncertainty as to what this phrase is meant to communicate. Every year sees the release of new means for consumers to capture … Continue reading Narcissism, Idolatry, and Self-Knowledge
by Robert Purser Guardian edited by O Society June 14, 2019 Mindfulness went mainstream, with celebrity endorsement from Oprah Winfrey and Goldie Hawn. Meditation coaches, monks and neuroscientists went to Davos to impart the finer points to CEOs attending the World Economic Forum. The founders of the mindfulness movement have grown evangelical. Prophesying that its … Continue reading The Mindfulness Scam – Capitalist Spirituality
by Frank McAndrew Conversation edited by O Society May 23, 2019 There are a lot of reasons behind the political polarization of the country and the deterioration of civic discourse. I wonder if a lack of humility is one of them. In his recent book, “The Death of Expertise,” national security expert Tom Nichols described … Continue reading Could a lack of humility be at the root of what ails America?
by Tim Duff Tonka Bay, Minnesota edited by O society May 9, 2019 Memorial Day will be celebrated by the usual high speed trips to the lake and our lake homes, and with displays of flags, and the sounds of bugles and drums, and by parades and speeches and unthinking applause. It will be celebrated … Continue reading Memorial Day: Whom Do We Honor?
His is the vaguest and most centrist of battle cries: let’s go back to, you know, ‘all those good things’ by Arwa Mahdawi Guardian edited by O Society May 5, 2019 Joe Biden wants to make America straight again. “America’s coming back like we used to be,” the former vice-president told reporters in Delaware on Thursday, … Continue reading Joe Biden is Hillary Clinton 2.0 and it won’t end well this time either…