The Consciousness Illusion

Editor's note: the Red pill Blue pill scenario given in the movie called The Matrix is a false dichotomy. Therefore, it all begins with a lie based on an assumption. Phenomenal consciousness is a fiction written by our brains to help us track the impact that the world makes on us by Keith Frankish edited by O … Continue reading The Consciousness Illusion

Wealth Identity Politics: Billionaires Acting Like A Persecuted Minority Is Peak Capitalism

by Caitlin Johnstone edited by O Society October 6, 2019 “I guess maybe Bernie Sanders shouldn’t exist,” said billionaire Steve Schwarzman while seated in a library building named after billionaire Steve Schwarzman and promoting a book with billionaire Steve Schwarzman’s face on it. According to Bloomberg this humble response from the always modest billionaire Steve Schwarzman … Continue reading Wealth Identity Politics: Billionaires Acting Like A Persecuted Minority Is Peak Capitalism

Virtue Signaling: Why Always Sticking to One’s Convictions Sounds Like a Good Idea But Isn’t

virtue signaling (noun): the action or practice of publicly expressing opinions or sentiments intended to demonstrate one's good character or the moral correctness of one's position on a particular issue. ex: "Have you noticed how often virtue signaling consists of saying you hate certain things?" ex: "There goes those patriots virtue signalling again because they're … Continue reading Virtue Signaling: Why Always Sticking to One’s Convictions Sounds Like a Good Idea But Isn’t

Dialectics in Psychotherapy

by Steven Reidbord edited by O Society September 17, 2019 The word “dialectic” has a long history, from ancient Greek philosophers, through Hegel and Marx, and to the present day. Its meaning has changed over the centuries, and according to different thinkers. In psychotherapy, “dialectic” is almost wholly associated with dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), where the … Continue reading Dialectics in Psychotherapy

Left Behind: Futurist Fetishists, Prepping, and the Abandonment of Earth

https://youtu.be/MUOODCHc-XU by Sarah Roberts and Mel Hogan edited by O Society September 1, 2019 “You know, I hear all these rich guys, for some reason they love space. So they’re rich. I said, ‘let them send the rockets up. What the hell do we have to do it, right?'” ~ Donald Trump, Aug 15 2019 … Continue reading Left Behind: Futurist Fetishists, Prepping, and the Abandonment of Earth

Postmodernism as the Ideological Embellishment of “Progressive Neoliberalism”

Postmodernism is the ideological embellishment of the brutal neoliberal attack on Western societies' welfare launched in the late 1970s required in order to attain a "human," "liberal," and "progressive" face. Kamran Baradaran interviews Robert Pfaller edited by O Society August 30, 2019 ILNA: What is the role of “pleasure principle” in a world after the Berlin … Continue reading Postmodernism as the Ideological Embellishment of “Progressive Neoliberalism”