The Power of I Am Not

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We hold this Truth to be self evident: Donald Trump is a confidence man. by O Society Jan 17, 2020 Cons work on people who want to believe due to their own issues with greed, fear, resentment and so on. Trump's specific con appeals to the people who subscribe to the conservative moral hierarchy. I … Continue reading The Power of I Am Not

Depressive Realism

header image: 15-year-old Kayla Alford expelled from Kentucky Christian school for posting this photo of herself with rainbow birthday cake on Facebook by Julie Reshe  edited by O Society Jan 15, 2020 I remember being depressed. It was a frightening state of mind that seemed to go on indefinitely. The very idea of waking up … Continue reading Depressive Realism

Plutarchy Hooray!

plutarchy (noun): a system of governance in which human beings are ranked in order of the amount of wealth each possesses (x = $) whereby status and power are distributed according to ranking https://youtu.be/Rz1Xn1vzOM4 by Joseph Natoli edited by O Society Jan 10, 2020 Perhaps you spend most of your time online or wish you could … Continue reading Plutarchy Hooray!

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

No tricks. No mantras. I just want to learn how to do nothing: My quest to stay still

Rather than filling every spare moment with distractions, could I find a way to be at ease in my own company? by Sam Delaney edited by O Society Dec 27, 2019 When I gave up alcohol four and a half years ago, I found I had a lot of extra time on my hands. Hours that … Continue reading No tricks. No mantras. I just want to learn how to do nothing: My quest to stay still

Too Much Truth Burns Bridges

The U.S. Government Lied about the Afghanistan War, They Couldn’t Have Done It Without Media Lapdogs by Ted Rall edited by O Society “In ten years or so, we’ll leak the truth,” the Dead Kennedys sang. “But by then it’s only so much paper.” But it might just score you a Pulitzer Prize. Award bait … Continue reading Too Much Truth Burns Bridges

The Origins of White Supremacy

by Chelli Stanley edited by O Society Dec 7, 2019 White supremacy is an incredibly insincere distraction that tries to erase the histories of White, Black, and Red peoples. https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1sa2p7 “Many White people seem to have forgotten what happened to them.” Some say the white supremacy ideology comes from pride.  Some say it comes from a belief that … Continue reading The Origins of White Supremacy