Bernie Sanders’ Policies are Mainstream, Normal, and Popular No Matter How Often He’s Called a “Socialist”

  Bernie Sanders isn't a radical: Noam Chomsky is exactly right regarding how mainstream Bernie's policies really are The idea that Sanders is an extremist is patently false — it's the Republican movement that's radical by Sean Illing Salon edited by O Society Mar 18, 2019 Lost in the discussions about Bernie Sanders's “socialism” is … Continue reading Bernie Sanders’ Policies are Mainstream, Normal, and Popular No Matter How Often He’s Called a “Socialist”

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

The Return of the Hidden Persuaders

by Vincent Clarke  American Affairs Winter 2019 edited by O Society Mar 16, 2019 Critiques of advertising are back. Ten years ago, casual talk about how advertising influences behavior would come across as weird and paranoid—the preserve of the online conspiracy fringe. Today it is everywhere. Leading journalistic outlets fret over something resembling mind control. … Continue reading The Return of the Hidden Persuaders

The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats or How Donald Trump Stole My Old Church

by O Society Mar 15, 2019 Do you know who's just come 'round knocking on my door? https://youtu.be/SECVGN4Bsgg   That's right boys and girls, it's the Jehovah's Witnesses! Maybe later I'll tell you how it turned out... For now, we're going to consider what they are doing. Yes, what the hell are these people doing … Continue reading The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats or How Donald Trump Stole My Old Church

“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

The Real Michael Jackson and the Ostrich Effect

written by Ivy Blonwyn PsychCentral Mar 8, 2019 edited by O Society In the film-making industry, there’s a technique called ‘in the camera.’ I first learnt of it when an old boyfriend screened the old English movie I Know Where I’m Going for me on date night. In one scene, the romantic lead played by Roger … Continue reading The Real Michael Jackson and the Ostrich Effect

Is There a Sell-by Date on Us? Ask Cindy Crawford and Paulina Porizkova (Echochamber Friday)

edited by O Society Friday March 8, 2019 Welcome to Echochamber Friday, which is when we read articles we normally wouldn't, so we don't become frogs in a well. Understanding our culture instead. Is age just a number? Is 50 the new 35, as the clichés go? What's proper for a woman with class - … Continue reading Is There a Sell-by Date on Us? Ask Cindy Crawford and Paulina Porizkova (Echochamber Friday)