You Don’t Get to Discriminate Just Because You’re Religious: Conservative Moral Hierarchy

I believe in Freedom of Religion as defined by the First Amendment to our United States Constitution. This includes both the right to practice religion and the right to apostasy. by Jill Richardson CounterPunch edited by O Society May 14, 2019 A bill in Texas would allow professionals of all kinds — doctors, pharmacists, electricians — to deny … Continue reading You Don’t Get to Discriminate Just Because You’re Religious: Conservative Moral Hierarchy

It’s Not Just About Oil…

Yes, the latest research confirms Venezuela is so rich in natural resources, it could single-handedly satisfy all global demand for oil, for over 30 years. And it has much more than oil to offer, in its Orinoco basin, and in other areas of the country. by Andre Vltchek New Eastern Outlook edited by O Society … Continue reading It’s Not Just About Oil…

Nihilist in Chief

The banal, evil, destructive reign of Mitch McConnell written by Alex Pareene  New Republic edited by O Society April 5, 2019 In the midst of this January’s historic, senselessly-protracted government shutdown, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell decided it was time to put forward his vision of how government should properly function. So he took to the … Continue reading Nihilist in Chief

The Term “Cultural Marxism” is Nazi Propaganda

“Cultural Marxism?" What the holy hell are you talking about? —Any sane person when exposed to the term for the first time https://youtu.be/wLoG9zBvvLQ ^ An example of an Internet troll bloviating about "Cultural Marxism" ^ Cultural Marxism generally refers to one of two things: First — extremely rarely — "cultural Marxism" (lower C, upper M) … Continue reading The Term “Cultural Marxism” is Nazi Propaganda

How the Science of “Blue Lies” Explains Trump’s Supporters

by Jeremy Adam Smith   Scientific American These are a very particular form of deception that can build solidarity within groups Donald Trump tells lies. His deceptions and misleading statements are easy to unmask. In one example—among hundreds of well-documented lies—FBI director James Comey told Congress in March that there is “no information that supports” Trump’s claim … Continue reading How the Science of “Blue Lies” Explains Trump’s Supporters

We dug ourselves a really deep hole – on the rise of far right extremists

David Neiwert reported on the US far right for decades and watched as the conservative movement steadily adopted its outlook and ideas   Jason Wilson interviews Doug Neiwert Guardian Jan 27, 2019 David Neiwert has lived in his Seattle neighbourhood for decades. But it, like the US, has changed beyond recognition around him. Once upon … Continue reading We dug ourselves a really deep hole – on the rise of far right extremists

Exasperated Democrats try to rein in Ocasio-Cortez

The effort is part carrot, part stick. But it's far from clear the anti-establishment political novice can be made to play ball. By RACHAEL BADE and HEATHER CAYGLE Politico Jan 11, 2019 (Editor's note: You know AOC is on to something good when she upsets not only world class bloviator Rush Limbaugh on the conservative side, … Continue reading Exasperated Democrats try to rein in Ocasio-Cortez