The Underworld of the Black Hole Sun

"Learned helplessness can prevent people from achieving their goals, something I've experienced first hand." https://youtu.be/YMPzDiraNnA by Scott Preston edited by O Society August 7, 2019 I’ve experienced Hell. It was nothing like how the Christians describe it. It was closer to how the Greeks described the underworld — Hades. It was a cold, gloomy, colourless, … Continue reading The Underworld of the Black Hole Sun

New Study Predicts Millions of Americans Will Become Exposed to “Off the Charts” Heat

https://youtu.be/6tni_3N3vcU by Real News Network edited by O Society July 27, 2019 DIMITRI LASCARIS This summer, the climate news cycle has been dominated by two searing heat waves that have afflicted Western Europe. In one European city after another, the record for the all-time high temperature has been broken. Just today, July 25th, the record … Continue reading New Study Predicts Millions of Americans Will Become Exposed to “Off the Charts” Heat

Anomie: A Feeling of Disconnection

by Ashley Crossman edited by O Society July 19, 2019 Anomie is a social condition in which there is a disintegration or disappearance of the norms and values that were previously common to the society. The concept, thought of as “normlessness,” was developed by the founding sociologist, Émile Durkheim. He discovered, through research, that anomie occurs during and follows … Continue reading Anomie: A Feeling of Disconnection

American Suicide & What Trump Isn’t Doing About It

Those of us who were paying attention knew this before Trump was elected: The Rise of Trump is White America Dying White male American men are dying out from the self-inflicted wounds of opiate addiction, alcoholism, obesity, rage, and gunshot wounds to the head. Think Rush Limbaugh as the poster child, gobbling down Oxycontin, yelling … Continue reading American Suicide & What Trump Isn’t Doing About It

Latest Suicide Data Show the Depth of US Mental Health Crisis

While material well-being improved at the top, America’s emotional distress climbed to crisis levels. by Cynthia Koons edited by O Society July 3, 2019 So many statistics say that life in the U.S. is getting better. Unemployment is at the lowest level since 1969. Violent crime has fallen sharply since the 1990s—cities such as New … Continue reading Latest Suicide Data Show the Depth of US Mental Health Crisis

Trump’s Economic “Boom” is a Scam

Optimism Over Despair C.J. Polychroniou interviews Noam Chomsky edited by O Society June 4, 2019 Donald Trump ran a campaign — and won the 2016 presidential election — based on unorthodox tactics, whereby he used irrational provocation to defy traditional political norms and make a mockery of established beliefs on both domestic and international issues … Continue reading Trump’s Economic “Boom” is a Scam