Cults in the Age of Trump and Nxium

edited by O Society June 15, 2019 Psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton, who once taught at Harvard Medical School, wrote a paper titled Cult Formation in the early 1980s. He delineated three primary characteristics, which are the most common features shared by destructive cults: 1. A charismatic leader, who increasingly becomes an object of worship as … Continue reading Cults in the Age of Trump and Nxium

Exposé in “The Hill” Challenges Mueller & Media

The claim would-be key Russiagate figure Konstantin Kilimnik is a longtime American informant might be a game-changing story – in a country with a real press corps by Matt Taibbi Untitledgate edited by O Society June 9, 2019 John Solomon of The Hill just came out with what could be a narrative-changing story. If news organizations that heavily … Continue reading Exposé in “The Hill” Challenges Mueller & Media

Subterfuge, Obfuscation, and Bullshit

One of our O Society people asks why Robert Mueller just wasted 2 1/2 years on the Russiagate investigation. by O Society June 3, 2019 From "What Mueller Won't Find": "Mueller has presided over many cases where it's been important for the prosecutor to overlook the fingerprints of the CIA." "This is why Mueller got … Continue reading Subterfuge, Obfuscation, and Bullshit

Facebook doesn’t fool Me… but I do worry about how it affects You

Editors note: if you wonder how people's brains were turned into bowls of mushy Fruity Pebbles by the internet, this is your answer. It can't happen to ME because I am too smart to fall for it. But those guys over there... THEY are stupid and fall for it every time. But not ME! Oh … Continue reading Facebook doesn’t fool Me… but I do worry about how it affects You

Douma chemical deaths: research and reports

by Tim Hayward edited by O Society May 28, 2019 This page provides selected links (most recent first) with brief annotations on how public understanding developed in relation to the event and the informational contestation surrounding it. Public debate since the leaking of OPCW engineers’ report published 13 May 2019 Mainstream media is slow – … Continue reading Douma chemical deaths: research and reports

The faux revolution of mindfulness

by Ronald Purser OpenDemocracy edited by O Society May 25, 2019 According to its backers we’re in the midst of a “mindfulness revolution.” Jon Kabat-Zinn, recently dubbed the “father of mindfulness,” goes so far as to proclaim that we’re on the verge of a global renaissance, and that mindfulness “may actually be the only promise … Continue reading The faux revolution of mindfulness

Forevergate: The Pernicious Persistence of the Russian Collusion Delusion Trump-Putin Fairy Tale

by William Hawes Global Research May 21, 2019 edited by O Society The official investigation into Russian collusion is over, after three harrowing, nerve-wracking years. I kid, of course. After endless news cycles, and various non-stories and wild-goose chases disseminated by mainstream media, one would think the country could move on. Yet this hasn’t been … Continue reading Forevergate: The Pernicious Persistence of the Russian Collusion Delusion Trump-Putin Fairy Tale