White Replacement Story Aided by Mainstream Media

Let this front page serve as a reminder of how white supremacy is aided by - and often relies upon - the cowardice of mainstream institutions edited by O Society August 6, 2019 https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1158557383767052293 White Replacement Story Motivates Killers the World Over This conspiracy story influence killers from Germany to New Zealand to El Paso. … Continue reading White Replacement Story Aided by Mainstream Media

The Danger of Oversimplification: How to Use Occam’s Razor Without Cutting Yourself

The Word of the Day is Occam's Razor by Farnam Street edited by O Society August 4, 2019 Occam’s razor (also known as the ‘law of parsimony’) is a problem-solving principle which serves as a useful mental model. A philosophical razor is a tool used to eliminate improbable options in a given situation, of which Occam’s … Continue reading The Danger of Oversimplification: How to Use Occam’s Razor Without Cutting Yourself

To Make the US a Democracy, the Constitution Itself Must Change

C.J. Polychroniou interviews Noam Chomsky edited by O Society August 2, 2019 Why do so many people in the U.S. today find Trump’s racist rants and authoritarian mindset appealing? What are the political checks and balances — or lack thereof — that can ward off the impact of the Republican leadership’s disastrous policies? Is a constitutional … Continue reading To Make the US a Democracy, the Constitution Itself Must Change

Trusting gut instincts to decide military action is…

Truthiness... um, because weighing what's fair takes deliberation. by Paul Slovic and Amichai Cohen  edited by O Society July 19, 2019 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1142055392488374272 Because the drone was unmanned, Trump said it would be disproportionate for a U.S. strike to result in approximately 150 Iranian deaths, the estimated number of likely casualties. The decision to call off … Continue reading Trusting gut instincts to decide military action is…

New CNN Assange Smear Piece Is Amazingly Dishonest, Even For CNN

by Caitlin Johnstone edited by O Society July 17, 2019 CNN published an unbelievably brazen and dishonest smear piece on Julian Assange, easily the most egregious article of its kind since the notoriously bogus Assange-Manafort report by The Guardian last year. It contains none of the “exclusive” documents which it claims substantiate its smears, relying solely on … Continue reading New CNN Assange Smear Piece Is Amazingly Dishonest, Even For CNN

The Limited Mind: Psychology as a Means to Understanding Conflict

Why Fear Is Driving Humanity… by Robert Burrowes edited by O Society July 11, 2019 Articles describing one or more aspects of the dysfunctional nature of the typical human mind, together with an explanation of how this came about and what we can do about it: ‘Key Articles’ ‘Why Violence?’ ‘Fearless Psychology and Fearful Psychology: … Continue reading The Limited Mind: Psychology as a Means to Understanding Conflict