Musical Interlude: Transforming Problems Into Happiness II

by O Society November 27, 2019 Here is the first part of our musical meditation: Musical Interlude: How to Love Problems Like Ice Cream This meditation is based in methods such as Lojong (བློ་སྦྱོང་) mind training. Train our minds to transform the great energy of our primal emotions - e.g., fear and anger, guilt and … Continue reading Musical Interlude: Transforming Problems Into Happiness II

Neoliberalism Is the True Villain of ‘Joker’

Editor's note: How do we know this movie is about neoliberalism? Just watch the celebrity rich folks co-opt Joker to make more money and fame for themselves. This how we know the film works to expose the every-body-is-a-commodity main feature of neoliberal capitalismhttps://www.instagram.com/p/B3l5J7sF5eS/Miley Cyrus Touching Tongues With Some Guy Using the Joker to Promote Themselves in … Continue reading Neoliberalism Is the True Villain of ‘Joker’

Do Human Beings Have An Instinct For War?

Many evolutionists believe that humans have a drive for waging war. But they are wrong and the idea is dangerous by David Barash edited by O Society September 22, 2019 There is something peculiarly — even paradoxically — appealing about taking a dim view of human nature, a view that has become unquestioned dogma among many … Continue reading Do Human Beings Have An Instinct For War?

War, Empire, and Racism in the Anthropocene

The biophysical-economics and military-logics of industrial hyperreality by Nafeez Ahmed edited by O Society September 11, 2019 The Anthropocene. A proposed new geological epoch which designates a shift to a planetary age dominated by human impacts across the geological processes of the Earth. Geologists dispute the duration, precision, relevance and even accuracy of the concept. But … Continue reading War, Empire, and Racism in the Anthropocene

Private Property: Where Does It Come From?

One of the most interesting things about free market capitalism in general and libertarian thought specifically is it has no way of coherently justifying the initial acquisition of property.   by Matt Bruenig edited by O Society September 7, 2019 How does something that was once unowned become owned without nonconsensually destroying others’ liberty? It is impossible. … Continue reading Private Property: Where Does It Come From?

The Social Gospel

by Christopher Evans edited by O Society August 25, 2019 Throughout American history, religion plays a significant role in promoting social reform. From the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century to the civil rights movement of the 20th century, religious leaders champion progressive political causes. This legacy is evident today in the group called religious … Continue reading The Social Gospel

Under Your Scars

Ayn Rand’s philosophy is a central tenet of today’s Republican Party and the moral code of anti-morality proudly cited and followed by high-profile billionaires and the president of the United States. by Thom Hartmann edited by O Society August 17, 2019 There’s a direct link between a sociopathic killer in 1927 and the GOP’s willingness to embrace … Continue reading Under Your Scars