Sounds like the answer to a question on Jeopardy, right? What is America? I'll take "A Hellified Mess" for $500, Alex... One of our O Society people states: "The United States is firmly a capitalist economy and Bernie Sanders' proposed policies are truly socialist." by O Society Feb 22, 2020 First, let's remind ourselves of … Continue reading What is America?
One of our O Society people asks: America's war on the poor began 40 years ago. Why are the neoliberal bourgeoisie still unable/ unwilling to see it today? by O Society Feb 5, 2020 What's the neoliberal bourgeoisie? First, let's be clear who/what we mean: What is Neoliberalism? bour·geoi·sie /ˌbo͝orZHwäˈzē/ noun 1. the … Continue reading No Class: Where Did the American Middle Class Go?
https://youtu.be/iqZB7SIbeL4 by Kyle Smith edited by O Society Jan 26, 2020 Remember when Jimmy Carter published a whiny, self-serving book about his political downfall called “What Happened?" Remember when Mike Dukakis pushed filmmakers to do a four-hour fan documentary about himself? Remember when George HW Bush mocked Bill Clinton at the Grammys? Yeah, me neither. … Continue reading Hillary Clinton: the Gift that Keeps On Giving to the Republican Party
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
How to cut through bad arguments, distractions, and euphemisms to see murder for what it is. by Nathan Robinson edited by O Society Jan 6, 2020 The Trump administration assassinated Iran’s top military leader, Qassim Suleimani, and with the possibility of a serious escalation in violent conflict, it’s a good time to think about how … Continue reading How To Avoid Swallowing War Propaganda
The observation groups unify in the face of common threats is long-standing. At the level of the nation-state, this is called the “rally-'round-the-flag” phenomenon. In the case of the United States, the rally phenomenon is measured as a surge of public approval for the president when the nation is involved in an international crisis. Two … Continue reading The Real Reason Donald Trump Assassinated Qassem Soleimani
Theses on a Philosophy of News by Greg Jackson edited by O Society Dec 14, 2019 This is what I feared, that she would speak about the news . . . about how her father always said that the news exists so it can disappear, this is the point of news, whatever story, wherever it is … Continue reading Vicious Cycles