Neoliberalism Forever!

by O Society June 24, 2019 https://youtu.be/kRZe9cR1zqc In America, most folks don’t really understand what neoliberalism is or what socialism is or what being a reactionary is either. Ain't nobody got time for that! Instead, politics is devolved into WWF Wrassling complete with heel vs. face storylines, which helps keep the average person from even … Continue reading Neoliberalism Forever!

The Interoceptive Turn

The science of how we sense ourselves from within, including our bodily states, is creating a radical picture of selfhood by Noga Arikha Aeon edited by O Society June 23, 2019 1926, Virginia Woolf wrote about how, when one is ill: "All day, all night the body intervenes; blunts or sharpens, colours or discolours, turns to wax … Continue reading The Interoceptive Turn

Next Contestant, Iran: Meet America’s Permanent War Formula

[reads from Goldstein's book]"In accordance to the principles of doublethink, it does not matter if the war is not real, or when it is, that victory is not possible. The war is not meant to be won. It is meant to be continuous. The essential act of modern warfare is the destruction of the produce … Continue reading Next Contestant, Iran: Meet America’s Permanent War Formula

The Intellectual Origins of the Trump Presidency and the Construction of Contemporary American Politics

by David Schultz CounterPunch  edited by O Society June 23, 2019 It is foolish to think Trumpism and Trumpets are merely a product of personality. To believe that is to assume Donald Trump is sui generis, elected under unique circumstances and the politics and polices produced under him are tied to him. Believing that means … Continue reading The Intellectual Origins of the Trump Presidency and the Construction of Contemporary American Politics

‘Corporations Are People’ Is Built on an Incredible 19th-Century Lie

How a farcical series of events in the 1880s produced an enduring and controversial legal precedent by Adam Winkler Atlantic edited by O Society June 22, 2019 Somewhat unintuitively, American corporations today enjoy many of the same rights as American citizens. Both, for instance, are entitled to the freedom of speech and the freedom of … Continue reading ‘Corporations Are People’ Is Built on an Incredible 19th-Century Lie

Alabama Governor quietly signs law allowing Briarwood Presbyterian Mega-Church to have its own police force

What could possibly go wrong? by Leonardo Blair Christian Post edited by O Society June 22, 2019 After several years of seeking to establish a private police force to protect its church and school campuses, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed legislation allowing the Briarwood Presbyterian Church to do just that despite objections from critics. The Associated Press reported Ivey … Continue reading Alabama Governor quietly signs law allowing Briarwood Presbyterian Mega-Church to have its own police force