by Emma Young edited by O Society September 24, 2019 Here is a photograph of a suffering child in the war-torn region of Darfur, in Sudan. Most of us feel compassion towards this child. Now imagine seeing a photo of a group of eight children in the same terrible predicament. You’d feel correspondingly more compassion towards … Continue reading How Personal Experience Of Adversity Influences Our Feelings Of Compassion Towards Others
Many evolutionists believe that humans have a drive for waging war. But they are wrong and the idea is dangerous by David Barash edited by O Society September 22, 2019 There is something peculiarly — even paradoxically — appealing about taking a dim view of human nature, a view that has become unquestioned dogma among many … Continue reading Do Human Beings Have An Instinct For War?
by David Spero edited by O Society July 1, 2019 “The conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence of the Military-Industrial Complex [MIC] — economic, political, even spiritual — is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal … Continue reading A Match Made in Hell: Israel and the Military Industrial Complex
Imagine North Korea starts, once again, testing long-range missiles that could reach the United States. Should we drop a nuclear weapon on them, killing a million innocent civilians? By Kelsey Piper Vox edited by O Society June 28, 2019 You might expect most people would answer this question with a firm, resounding "No!" Such an action … Continue reading Americans Terrifyingly Support Nuking Civilians in North Korea
https://youtu.be/Yw0-ASR4sr8 by CorbettReport edited by O Society June 22, 2019 If, as the old adage has it, the first casualty of war is the truth, then it follows the first battle of any war is won by lies. Lies have always been used to sell war to a public that would otherwise be leery … Continue reading Debunking A Century of War Lies
The U.S. government contains a terrible void where it ought to have sanity by Robert Koehler CommonDreams edited by O Society June 22, 2019 https://youtu.be/y2kyXN4ZVQg Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran . . . Thanks, John McCain! Let’s mix a little humor in with war. It’s so much easier to take when we do. By the … Continue reading War Begets War… and Nothing Else
by John Feffer Foreign Policy in Focus edited by O Society May 5, 2019 My first trip to Washington, DC to do something other than protest on the streets was to interview for a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, which brings young people to the nation’s capital to work on arms control and disarmament. It … Continue reading A Farewell to Arms Control