The Pentagon Wants More Control Over the News. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

The Pentagon is using the moral panic over “fake news” to gain influence over the domestic news landscape by Matt Taibbi edited by O Society August 7, 2019 If there’s a worse idea than the Pentagon becoming Editor-in-Chief of America, I can’t remember it. But we’re getting there: From Bloomberg over Labor Day weekend: Fake … Continue reading The Pentagon Wants More Control Over the News. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

The Press are Members of the 9.9 Percent Reporting for the 0.1 Percent

edited by O Society August 17, 2019 by Bernie Sanders Let's discuss an issue that gets far too little attention — for obvious reasons. In our campaign we are taking on Wall Street, the insurance companies, the pharmaceutical industry, the fossil fuel companies, the military industrial complex, the prison industrial complex and the 1 percent. … Continue reading The Press are Members of the 9.9 Percent Reporting for the 0.1 Percent

The Medium Versus the Market

https://youtu.be/ImaH51F4HBw by James Poulos edited by O Society August 14, 2019 Why did digital technology so scandalously betray the expectations set by market liberalism? What accounts for the vast divergence between the starring role digital tech was meant to play in the global consummation of market liberalism and the dis­ruptive, discrediting, disillusioning role it actually is … Continue reading The Medium Versus the Market

Hubris and Icarus Down by the Potemkin Schoolyard

by O Society August 12, 2019 Someone recently called me a "hypocrite." To which I reply, Am I a hypocrite? Yes. So what? So are you. So is every other human being on the face of the earth. It is a part of being human. Now go run off and play, preferably in some busy … Continue reading Hubris and Icarus Down by the Potemkin Schoolyard

How to End Gun Violence

I know how to end gun violence in the US immediately: by O Society August 7, 2019 *Buy every single African American male in the United States membership in the National Rifle Association.* The NRA organization could not survive without its all-white constituency; hence, it would fold. The madness would end. We could have responsible … Continue reading How to End Gun Violence

White Replacement Story Aided by Mainstream Media

Let this front page serve as a reminder of how white supremacy is aided by - and often relies upon - the cowardice of mainstream institutions edited by O Society August 6, 2019 https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1158557383767052293 White Replacement Story Motivates Killers the World Over This conspiracy story influence killers from Germany to New Zealand to El Paso. … Continue reading White Replacement Story Aided by Mainstream Media

Who Really Controls the Message: Bottlenecks & Amplifiers

To get everyone up to speed on how we got here, the first two boxcars on this train of thought (or non-thought, as the case may be): Trump Controls the Message Because We Enable Him Who Really Controls the Message? by O Society August 5, 2019 In our last discourse, we discovered Trump generates messages … Continue reading Who Really Controls the Message: Bottlenecks & Amplifiers