Flood the zone with shit: How misinformation overwhelmed our democracy

header image: an antidote to the Shit Zone by Sean Illing edited by O Society Jan 20, 2020 No matter how President Trump’s impeachment trial plays out in the Senate, one thing is certain: Despite the incontrovertible facts at the center of the story, the process will change very few minds. Regardless of how clear … Continue reading Flood the zone with shit: How misinformation overwhelmed our democracy

The Power of Anarchist Analysis

2020 Vision: If Nobody’d Run, They’d Have Won! by Nathan Robinson edited by O Society Dec 13, 2019 "Question everything.” I always liked this phrase, and might claim to be among those who indeed question everything. But if I am being honest, for a long time it was more like a coffee mug cliché. It … Continue reading The Power of Anarchist Analysis

Which Way Out of Neoliberalism: Fascism or Socialism?

"The next time you’re bombarded with over-the-top claims about how our country is doomed or the world is coming apart at the seams, brush off the cynics and fearmongers. Because the truth is, if you had to choose any time in the course of human history to be alive, you’d choose this one. Right here … Continue reading Which Way Out of Neoliberalism: Fascism or Socialism?

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

Neo-Feudalism: The Real Conflict Is Not Racial Or Sexual, It’s Between The Ascendant Rich Elites And The Rest Of Us

by Joel Kotkin Daily Caller edited by O Society September 15, 2019 Despite the media’s obsession on gender, race and sexual orientation, the real and determining divide in America and other advanced countries lies in the growing conflict between the ascendant upper class and the vast, and increasingly embattled, middle and working classes. We’ve seen … Continue reading Neo-Feudalism: The Real Conflict Is Not Racial Or Sexual, It’s Between The Ascendant Rich Elites And The Rest Of Us

The Big Club

https://youtu.be/acLW1vFO-2Q The American Dream by George Carlin edited by O Society August 31, 2019 "There’s a reason education sucks, and it’s the same reason it will never, ever, EVER be fixed… Because the owners, the owners of this country don't want that. I'm talking about the real owners now, the BIG owners! The big wealthy … Continue reading The Big Club

The Social Gospel

by Christopher Evans edited by O Society August 25, 2019 Throughout American history, religion plays a significant role in promoting social reform. From the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century to the civil rights movement of the 20th century, religious leaders champion progressive political causes. This legacy is evident today in the group called religious … Continue reading The Social Gospel