Crazy is the New Normal: HyperNormalisation

by O Society May 19, 2019 There are many different levels from which to look at our society, the media, and how it all works. Each of us has our own level of understanding, which is dependent upon how much time is spent in the kiddie pool and how much time is spent in the … Continue reading Crazy is the New Normal: HyperNormalisation

How To Build the Zero-Carbon Economy

The Green New Deal sets an ambitious goal. Here’s how to get there. by Winona LaDuke In These Times edited by O Society April 25, 2019 The Anishaabe people have a prophecy: a time will come when we have to choose between two paths: one scorched, one green. For those who choose the green path, … Continue reading How To Build the Zero-Carbon Economy

Conspiracy Theories and Epistemic Fluency: understanding the challenge

by Tim Hayward edited by O Society April 19,2019 Conspiracy Theories have become an object of considerable academic research lately. Yet they present a particular conundrum for scholars. At present, there is a significant rift within the field of studies relating to conspiracy theories. Much of the most prominent and highly funded work is being done … Continue reading Conspiracy Theories and Epistemic Fluency: understanding the challenge

Closing the Russia-gate

by BRANKO MARCETICJacobin With the end of Mueller’s inquiry, our long, national hallucination is finally over. But the damage done by neocons and liberal conspiracy theorists is just beginning. Ann Mueller and Special Counsel Robert Mueller walk on March 24, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Tasos Katopodis / Getty So ends one of the more incoherent political scandals … Continue reading Closing the Russia-gate

The Story of Cassandra

In Greek mythology, Cassandra was one of the princesses of Troy, daughter of Priam and Hecuba. According to the Myth, Cassandra was astonishingly beautiful and blessed with the gift of foreseeing the future. Her curse was that no one believed her, a fact that weighed heavily on the destruction of Troy during the Trojan War. … Continue reading The Story of Cassandra

Authority and its Irrelevance

by O Society March 31, 2019 In response to several readers' questions and assertions: A story being in the New York Times is a reason to believe it. So is a story being on Fox News. That’s a reason to believe it. Because your mom or dad said it is a reason to believe it. … Continue reading Authority and its Irrelevance

The Day After Mueller

  interview by Naomi Klein and Matt Taibbi Intercepted edited by O Society Mar 31, 2019 audio is here transcript is below IF WILLIAM BARR is not a complete idiot and liar, the Mueller report is a devastating rejection of the Democrats’ major conspiracy theory on Donald Trump and Russia. This week on Intercepted: Naomi Klein … Continue reading The Day After Mueller