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

The Real Reason Donald Trump Assassinated Qassem Soleimani

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