7 Stages of Gun Violence

Bang. Another massacre. Was it kids again this time? by Jim Wright Stonekettle Station And that, my friends, is exactly the power the gun nuts in this country want every person to have. This slaughter is exactly the future the National Rifle Association and their pet politicians wanted. This is the power the NRA wants … Continue reading 7 Stages of Gun Violence

A psychologist explains how people become anti-authoritarians

written by Bruce Levine March 15, 2019 Lyndon Johnson famously proclaimed his requirements for an appointee: “I want him to kiss my ass in Macy’s window at high noon and tell me it smells like roses.” Johnson…   Lyndon Johnson famously proclaimed his requirements for an appointee: “I want him to kiss my ass in … Continue reading A psychologist explains how people become anti-authoritarians

Trump’s Personality Disorder: the “What” in our collective “WTF?”

written by Maureen Herman & Katie Schwartz edited by O Society Mar 12, 2019 If Trump has a Personality Disorder it may be the “What” in the collective “WTF?” PHOTO BY CBS TELEVISION (LOST IN SPACE) “Danger, Will Robinson.” The presidency and public are in transition, awkwardly adjusting from Obama’s audacity of hope brand to … Continue reading Trump’s Personality Disorder: the “What” in our collective “WTF?”

The New Psychoanalysis

In a retrograde moment like ours, the analytic ethic provides a strong source of resistance by Stephen Seligman Dissent Winter 2019 edited by O Society Mar 10, 2019 Psychoanalysis has fallen on hard times. Freud’s gender theories are trashed for their sexism, and his original instinct theories are regarded skeptically. Psychiatrists don’t study it, and the … Continue reading The New Psychoanalysis

Yes, Let’s Defeat or Impeach Donald Trump. But What If He Refuses to Leave the House?

written by Mehdi Hassan Intercept edited by O Society Mar 9, 2019 Automation claims of  bureacrat wisdom feel no need to press pause. The question is bothering me for many months now: What if Donald Trump is defeated in November 2020, or impeached 8before then, but refuses to leave office? (editor's  note: see reading list at … Continue reading Yes, Let’s Defeat or Impeach Donald Trump. But What If He Refuses to Leave the House?

How The Establishment Smear Corbyn, Gabbard, Omar, Assange, And Other Dissenters

https://youtu.be/mUuK6hDakW4 Why collective narcissists are so politically volatile   by Rainer Shea Revolution Dispatch edited by O Society Mar 8, 2019 Establishment smear campaigns serve an important and politically strategic purpose. Their aim is to delegitimize social movements not by countering the ideas behind these movements-which are often very popular in themselves-but by destroying the reputations … Continue reading How The Establishment Smear Corbyn, Gabbard, Omar, Assange, And Other Dissenters

A Clockwork Orange: Waiting for the Sun

  Society should not do the wrong thing for the right reason, even though it frequently does the right thing for the wrong reason. by By Doug “Uncola” Lynn  Burning Platform History shows us what happens when you try to make society too civilized, or do too good a job of eliminating undesirable elements. It … Continue reading A Clockwork Orange: Waiting for the Sun