“Wait, Steve, are we seriously talking about having the military in a violent confrontation with the left, in this country?” Echochamber Friday

https://twitter.com/OutFrontCNN/status/1106339981797310468 Exclusive — President Donald Trump: Paul Ryan Blocked Subpoenas of Democrats AP Photo/Evan Vucci by Alexander Marlow Breitbart Mar 13, 2019 Donald Trump is not happy former House Speaker Paul Ryan blocked subpoenas of people and entities Trump thinks the House GOP should have been investigating during the first two years of his administration. Trump … Continue reading “Wait, Steve, are we seriously talking about having the military in a violent confrontation with the left, in this country?” Echochamber Friday

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

The perfectly legal – but immoral – ways rich kids get into top colleges

When it comes to admissions to elite schools, money can all but guarantee access to those who can afford it Jamiles Lartey Guardian Mar 14, 2019  Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son in law and senior aide, was admitted to Harvard after his father made a $2.5m donation to the school, despite a ‘less than stellar’ high school … Continue reading The perfectly legal – but immoral – ways rich kids get into top colleges

A belief in meritocracy is not only false: it’s bad for you

by Clifton Mark Aeon edited by O Society Mar 13, 2019 ‘We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else …’   ~ Barack Obama, inaugural address, 2013  ‘We must create a level playing field for American companies and workers.’ … Continue reading A belief in meritocracy is not only false: it’s bad for you

Pelosi Refuses to Impeach Trump Because ‘He’s Just Not Worth It’

"Trump is a great organizer for Democrats, a great fundraiser for Democrats, and a great mobilizer for Democrats. And I think that’s good for America.” ~ Nancy Pelosi Usually I try really hard not to do this. But this case, just because so many Democrats told me how stupid and crazy I am for saying … Continue reading Pelosi Refuses to Impeach Trump Because ‘He’s Just Not Worth It’

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?”

You Can Lead a Horse to Water, but You Cannot Keep a Herd of Sheep from Going to Slaughter

by O Society Mar 11, 2019 "Mind-monkey" 心猿 "Intention-horse" 意馬 Google Translate: 心猿意馬 = Xinyuanyima = "monkey mind thought horse" = "distracted; indecisive; restless" The ape swings from tree to tree; put the horse back in its stall image: Gibbons and Horses 10th century Song You can lead a horse to water; but you cannot … Continue reading You Can Lead a Horse to Water, but You Cannot Keep a Herd of Sheep from Going to Slaughter