A Culture of Propaganda?

A companion piece to A Culture of Cheating? The average American with a smartphone is inarguably the most heavily and consistently propagandized citizen in the entire collective history of human societies. by Ben Steele edited by O Society Friday March 13, 2020 "Contrary to previous readings by historians of the 20th century, which typically describe propaganda … Continue reading A Culture of Propaganda?

US Intelligence Agencies Meddle in 2020 US Presidential Election Through News Propaganda Outlets

Without proof, The New York Times and Washington Post run “Russia helping Sanders” stories; Sanders responds by bashing Russia. by Joe Lauria edited by O Society Feb 25, 2020 Democratic frontrunner Bernie Sanders spooks the Democratic establishment. The Washington Post reports damaging information from intelligence sources against Sanders claiming Russia is trying to help his campaign. … Continue reading US Intelligence Agencies Meddle in 2020 US Presidential Election Through News Propaganda Outlets

No Class: Where Did the American Middle Class Go?

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?

Hillary Clinton: the Gift that Keeps On Giving to the Republican Party

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

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

How To Avoid Swallowing War Propaganda

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