Our problems are deeper than “capitalism” (and “socialism” alone can’t solve them)

by Kollibri terre Sonnenblume edited by O Society May 19, 2019 Complaints about “capitalism” have become more common the last few years in the United States. This has been a welcome development. Anytime the collective perspective is widened, it’s beneficial to at least some degree. In a complementary way, calls for “socialism” have also become more … Continue reading Our problems are deeper than “capitalism” (and “socialism” alone can’t solve them)

What are my beliefs?

by O Society May 13, 2019 This is a political conversation I have over and over. Perhaps we can have it here too. I am often accused of what's called a "false equivalence" when I refuse to support either the Clinton clan or the Trump family grifters. False equivalence meaning the argument made against my … Continue reading What are my beliefs?

More Tigers Now Live in Cages Than in the Wild.

by Terrence McCoy Washington Post edited by O Society May 10, 2019 He was up there somewhere, at the top of the hill, the man Karl Ammann had come to see. It would soon be night. The forest was all shadows and sounds. Ammann had driven across the country to reach this remote river village, … Continue reading More Tigers Now Live in Cages Than in the Wild.

Joe Biden is Hillary Clinton 2.0 and it won’t end well this time either…

His is the vaguest and most centrist of battle cries: let’s go back to, you know, ‘all those good things’ by Arwa Mahdawi Guardian edited by O Society May 5, 2019 Joe Biden wants to make America straight again. “America’s coming back like we used to be,” the former vice-president told reporters in Delaware on Thursday, … Continue reading Joe Biden is Hillary Clinton 2.0 and it won’t end well this time either…

Judgement Day: Our Digital Dystopia

by Tim Duff Tonka Bay, Minnesota May 5, 2019 edited by O Society Joe was standing before St. Peter at the gate. St. Peter asked him, “What have you done for the good of humankind?” “I’ve made people rich,” Joe responded, “wealthy beyond their wildest dreams. I helped them buy expensive cars, homes around the world, … Continue reading Judgement Day: Our Digital Dystopia

Neo-Liberalism and the New Normal

by Scott Preston Neo-liberal economics and the so-called “New Normal” are reciprocal and mutually reinforcing processes. Not too many people actually appreciate this, which is one reason we are having a devil of a time with both. The “New Normal”, as we have discussed previously, is characterised by an epidemic of the “four d’s” of … Continue reading Neo-Liberalism and the New Normal

Can the Americanized West Ever Stage a Real Rebellion?

by Jason Hirthler CounterPunch edited by O Society May 3, 2019 The great religious fabulist Billy Graham once crooned to his audience of wide-eyed acolytes, “I’ve read the last page of the Bible. It’s all going to turn out all right.” The assembled flock then fell into a rousing rendition of, “How Great Thou Art.” … Continue reading Can the Americanized West Ever Stage a Real Rebellion?