The Cult of the Shining City Embraces the Plague

by Jared Sexton edited by O Society April 1, 2020 Those who see Trump as a messianic figure believe the coronavirus will put a fallen world right again. Trump answers questions Tuesday afternoon for a Fox News virtual town hall (most watched in history) surrounded by a frame of graphics. In the lower right-hand corner, a … Continue reading The Cult of the Shining City Embraces the Plague

What Can We Learn from the Perennial Philosophy?

As a teenager, I came across Aldous Huxley’s The Perennial Philosophy (1945). I was so inspired by its array of mystical jewels, like a magpie, I stole it from my school’s library. I still have this copy, sitting beside me. by Jules Evans edited by O Society March 23, 2020 Next, I devoured his book The Doors … Continue reading What Can We Learn from the Perennial Philosophy?

Cult of Willful Ignorance: Stupidity as a Strategy, Donald Trump, and the Coronavirus Outbreak

by Henry Giroux  edited by O Society Feb 29 - Leap Day - 2020 Trump’s lies, his disparagement of science and scientists, his claim non-political civil servants are part of the deep state out to "get" him, his lack of credibility, his penchant for political opportunism over the needs of the nation, his pathological embrace of … Continue reading Cult of Willful Ignorance: Stupidity as a Strategy, Donald Trump, and the Coronavirus Outbreak

Roots of Our Religious Fanatacism

A religious fanatic is someone who can't change their mind and won't change the subject. The past is prologue. The stories we tell about ourselves and our forebears inform the sort of country we think we are and help determine public policy. As our current president promises to “Make America great again,” this moment is … Continue reading Roots of Our Religious Fanatacism

Onward Christian Fascists

https://youtu.be/0Vua7LwiAQ0 Onward Christian soldiers!   Marching as to war, With the cross of Jesus   Going on before. Christ, the royal Master,   Leads against the foe; Forward into battle,   See, His banners go! At the name of Jesus   Satan’s host doth flee; On then, Christian soldiers,   On to victory! Hell’s foundations quiver   At the shout of praise: … Continue reading Onward Christian Fascists

Christianity Today: Trump Should Be Removed from Office

“Well, I think many. I mean, you know, when we get into the Bible, I think many. So many,” he responded. “And some people—look, an eye for an eye, you can almost say that. That’s not a particularly nice thing. And we can learn a lot from the Bible, that I can tell you.” ~ Donald … Continue reading Christianity Today: Trump Should Be Removed from Office

Who was the Buddha?

by Alexander Wynne edited by O Society At Wat Doi Kham, my local temple in Chiang Mai in Thailand, visitors come in their thousands every week. Bearing money and garlands of jasmine, the devotees prostrate themselves in front of a small Buddha statue, muttering solemn prayers and requesting their wishes be granted. Similar rituals are performed … Continue reading Who was the Buddha?