I'll tell you the story of Donny the Clown Who worked in a circus that came through town. His shoes were too big and his hat was too small, But he just wasn't, just wasn't funny at all. He had a trombone to play loud silly tunes, He had a green dog and a thousand … Continue reading Donny the Clown on Poetry Corner Street Fight
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
by Peter Beinart edited by O Society July 31, 2019 wypipologist If you listened earlier this month to Republican responses to Donald Trump’s call for Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley to “go back” to the “places from which they came,” you noticed something odd. Trump’s defenders kept mentioning Israel. “They hate … Continue reading The Real Reason So Many Republicans Love Israel? Their Own White Supremacy.
by O Society July 30, 2019 Two or three years ago, things just got different. You know what I mean. Trying to make sense of it all (like everybody else I suppose) led me to the realization all of this is but the manifestation of a hungry hankering for a helping of authoritarianism. That's right. … Continue reading American Fascist X
by Nate Madsen as told to Chris Broughton Guardian edited by O Society June 29, 2019 Guests climbed up and abseiled down. I finished my degree on a laptop and watched ravens raise their young Nate Madsen with Mariah, the giant redwood he named when he lived 130ft up in the branches to save it from … Continue reading Experience: I lived in a tree for two years
by Jacob Levy Niskanen Center edited by O Society June 5, 2019 In response to the bizarre politics the day, the Oxford Dictionaries selected as the word of the year “post-truth,” a term that highlights how far we’ve come in the years since Stephen Colbert coined “truthiness” for his comedic coverage of the George W. Bush … Continue reading Authoritarianism & Post-Truth Politics
by William Hawes Jan 21, 2019 Last October, Philip Hammond, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, in the annual federal budget speech to the UK Parliament, said this: “Austerity is coming to an end, but discipline will remain.” Talk about Orwellian doublespeak. The truth about austerity is it is a means of social control, or … Continue reading Discipline Will Remain…or Will It?