Russiagate was a Fraud but Obamagate is Real

  https://twitter.com/freedomrideblog/status/1263103386401910791 by Margaret Kimberley edited by O Society May 21, 2020 Obama’s fans like to think of the First Black President as scholarly and above the fray of dirty politics, but he appears to have conspired with the FBI to set up the incoming administration. “Trump’s twitter rants about what he calls Obamagate are in … Continue reading Russiagate was a Fraud but Obamagate is Real

The Politics of Framing and the Framing of Politics

by Thomas Klikauer and Nadine Campbell edited by O Society May 21, 2020 We know how a frame works in picture framing, how to make one using carpentry, and we also know the frame in which a picture is placed can influence how we see a picture. Well, virtually the same thing applies to politics. … Continue reading The Politics of Framing and the Framing of Politics

Refusing to Wear a Mask Is a Uniquely American Pathology

  There is another layer—even above and beyond a denial of facts and science—that must be at play: There is a narcissistic obsession with being seen and recognized that feels quintessentially American, even in situations of life and death.  by Dahlia Lithwick May 20, 2020 The obsession with individualism and the misinterpretation of constitutional freedom collide … Continue reading Refusing to Wear a Mask Is a Uniquely American Pathology

The Paradox of Transformative Experience: The Vampire Problem

by Maria Popova edited by O Society May 20, 2020 To be human is to suffer from a peculiar congenital blindness: On the precipice of any great change, we can see with terrifying clarity the familiar firm footing we stand to lose, but we fill the abyss of the unfamiliar before us with dread at … Continue reading The Paradox of Transformative Experience: The Vampire Problem

Can We Stop Monopolization in a Pandemic?

https://twitter.com/matthewstoller/status/1180594952046137345 by Matt Stoller edited by O Society May 20, 2020 Today I’m going to list four examples of how the pandemic is enabling consolidation, and then observe why control of corporate assets fundamentally is a question of whether we live in a democratic society or an authoritarian one. Competing Narratives Around Monopolization Today I … Continue reading Can We Stop Monopolization in a Pandemic?

Space Force Artemis Accords: Is Trump’s Plan to Sell the Moon to Private Mining Corporations Star Trek or Star Wars?

by Reuters edited by O Society May 20, 2020 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NASA on Friday set the stage for a global debate over the basic principles governing how humans will live and work on the moon, as it released the main tenets of an international pact for moon exploration called the Artemis Accords. The accords seek … Continue reading Space Force Artemis Accords: Is Trump’s Plan to Sell the Moon to Private Mining Corporations Star Trek or Star Wars?

When the Very Very Rich Are Done With Us, They Plan to Leave Us Behind to Die

    The spa in the Europa One compound in Germany. Europa One spans 76 acres and has 228,000 square feet of living area — one of the many "safe spaces with amenities" being built for the rich, tailored to these Coronavirus times, according to the LA Times by Thomas Neuburger edited by O Society May … Continue reading When the Very Very Rich Are Done With Us, They Plan to Leave Us Behind to Die