Plutarchy Hooray!

plutarchy (noun): a system of governance in which human beings are ranked in order of the amount of wealth each possesses (x = $) whereby status and power are distributed according to ranking by Joseph Natoli edited by O Society Jan 10, 2020 Perhaps you spend most of your time online or wish you could … Continue reading Plutarchy Hooray!

Trump, Biden, and the New Normal

The thing about democracy is the peaceful transfer of power. by O Society September 22, 2019 What I mean is if you ask yourself, "What's so great about democracy?" One answer is "it includes a peaceful transfer of power." Why does this matter? Well, if we look 'round the world, what we see is a … Continue reading Trump, Biden, and the New Normal

Narrative Management => Reality Management

by Caitlin Johnstone edited by O Society June 17, 2019 The Grayzone‘s Max Blumenthal published the first part of an investigative series on how so-called non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are being used to manipulate the narrative about what’s going on in Syria by posing as impartial investigative bodies and circulating pro-imperialist disinformation to the western political/ … Continue reading Narrative Management => Reality Management

Western Media are Key to Maintaining Syria Deception

by Jonathan Cook   edited by O Society By any reckoning, the claim made this week by al-Qaeda-linked fighters that they were targeted with chemical weapons by the Syrian government in Idlib province – their final holdout in Syria – should have been treated by the western media with a high degree of scepticism. That the … Continue reading Western Media are Key to Maintaining Syria Deception

Crazy is the New Normal: HyperNormalisation

by O Society May 19, 2019 There are many different levels from which to look at our society, the media, and how it all works. Each of us has our own level of understanding, which is dependent upon how much time is spent in the kiddie pool and how much time is spent in the … Continue reading Crazy is the New Normal: HyperNormalisation

The Disneyfication of America

Disneyworld Company by Jean Baudrillard - European Graduate School Translated by Francois Debrix In the early '80s, when the metallurgical industry in the Lorraine region entered its final crisis, the public powers had the idea to make up for this collapse by creating a European leisure zone, an "intelligent" theme park which could jumpstart the economy of … Continue reading The Disneyfication of America