Martin Luther King Jr. and the Delusion of a ‘Non-Racist’ America

There are two MLKs. by Michael Harriot Root Jan 20, 2019 Screenshot: TwitterThere once was a man named Martin Luther King Jr. who actually lived and breathed. He was a radical who believed in the redistribution of wealth, argued for slave reparations, and wrote moderate whites who didn’t speak out on racism were just as bad … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr. and the Delusion of a ‘Non-Racist’ America

Republicans’ lack of alarm over the shutdown reveals a disturbing truth: they want our goverment to be broken

The right-wing, anti-government forces which took root in the Republican party more than 40 years ago are now in full bloom, and Trump is their willing avatar. by Ross Barkan Guardian Jan 18, 2019 The government shutdown, now in its fourth miserable week, shows few signs of ending. Donald Trump, obsessed with his own image and … Continue reading Republicans’ lack of alarm over the shutdown reveals a disturbing truth: they want our goverment to be broken

The Internet Gives Americans a Chance to Make their AOC Derangement Public (Conservative Moral Hierarchy 14)

(Editor's note: O Society readers will recognize this as just another manifestation of the Conservative Moral Hierarchy . The reason this manifestation is so acute the specific case of AOC is her presence in Congress violates the CMH in multiple status categories: race, sex, age, wealth...)  Laura Basset Yahoo! News Jan 11, 2019 Conservatives’ bizarre, … Continue reading The Internet Gives Americans a Chance to Make their AOC Derangement Public (Conservative Moral Hierarchy 14)

Donald Trump Learned to Talk to Americans by Playing the People’s Champion on WWF Wrasslin’

With the help of professional wrestling, Trump discovered that he could be the voice of the people. By All That's Interesting Donald Trump’s transformation from East Coast rich kid to President of the United States took decades to play out — and had Trump not participated in the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment), it may have … Continue reading Donald Trump Learned to Talk to Americans by Playing the People’s Champion on WWF Wrasslin’

Inside The Invisible Government: War, Propaganda, CLINTON & TRUMP

by John Pilger Defend Democracy Press The American journalist, Edward Bernays, is often described as the man who invented modern propaganda. The nephew of Sigmund Freud, the pioneer of psycho-analysis, it was Bernays who coined the term “public relations” as a euphemism for spin and its deceptions. In 1929, he persuaded feminists to promote cigarettes … Continue reading Inside The Invisible Government: War, Propaganda, CLINTON & TRUMP

The dark side of decision-making in groups: Nastiness to outsiders

The economic consensus is that groups behave in a more self-regarding way than individuals, which affects their members’ decision-making. This column describes new evidence from experiments in Slovakia and Uganda that supports an alternative hypothesis from social psychology that simply being a member of a group makes us more anti-social to outsiders. Within-group cohesion in … Continue reading The dark side of decision-making in groups: Nastiness to outsiders

The Anti-Trump Party: How the Democratic Party Lost Its Defining Values in an Obsession with Trump

by Jonathan Turley Jan 2, 2019 Washington is a stranger to principle, other than the principle of self advancement. Yet, something new seems to be emerging across the country. Politicians long felt the need to disguise raw political agendas in the pretense of principle. That pretense disappeared. In this age of rage, voters seem to have … Continue reading The Anti-Trump Party: How the Democratic Party Lost Its Defining Values in an Obsession with Trump