Hello From Italy! I’m Here to Predict Your Future…

If only we could bypass the mediots and go straight to the horse's mouth on coronavirus to get the real deal...  Oh wait a datgummed minute, we can! Just so happens we have one of our O Society people in Italy right now. He lives there with his PhD wife and their three daughters. They're … Continue reading Hello From Italy! I’m Here to Predict Your Future…

Police: Woman was drunk, but no DUI for toy truck joy ride

by O Society June 17, 2019 We've been talking about HyperNormalisation and Disneyfication of America. The Spectacle, the Structure, Agnotology, and so on... And here is a random event from today's newsfeed, which illustrates all of the above perfectly. Woman driving around mentally impaired from alcohol, in a toy truck of all things, on a … Continue reading Police: Woman was drunk, but no DUI for toy truck joy ride

America’s Corruption Is a National Security Threat

Donald Trump is but one symptom of a wider problem, one which weakens the United States on the international stage. by Stephen Walt Foreign Policy edited by O Society March 27, 2019 If  we’ve been paying attention, Americans received some rude wake-up calls in recent years. What unpleasant news do these messages convey? Our country is much … Continue reading America’s Corruption Is a National Security Threat

7 Stages of Gun Violence

Bang. Another massacre. Was it kids again this time? by Jim Wright Stonekettle Station And that, my friends, is exactly the power the gun nuts in this country want every person to have. This slaughter is exactly the future the National Rifle Association and their pet politicians wanted. This is the power the NRA wants … Continue reading 7 Stages of Gun Violence

This Land; Gary Clark Jr (Musical Interlude)

This Land; A Musical Interlude with Gary Clark Jr https://youtu.be/9KgNaRQ_J-c by O Society Feb 25, 2019 Having an ongoing discussion with several of our O Society readers and writers about American Exceptionalism aka "Celebrating other people's accomplishments as if they were your own." Sometimes this is a good thing. Sometimes it is not so good. … Continue reading This Land; Gary Clark Jr (Musical Interlude)

The American Dream is Killing Us

by Mark Manson Imagine this: you’re a kid again, and you want to sell lemonade in your neighborhood. So you set up your little lemonade stand with your cardboard sign written in crayon and get to work. The first day, one person comes and buys some lemonade. Then the second day, two people come. Then … Continue reading The American Dream is Killing Us

Our Empty National Soul

The nation shopped while our democracy crumbled, and this escapist consumerism is what birthed Trump. by BOB HENNELLY Salon  Just when we thought the media’s hysteria and hand-wringing over Trump occupying the White House reached its climax, his latest antics and disclosures of past wrongdoing took it all to a higher level. It is a cycle that … Continue reading Our Empty National Soul