The Psychology Of Getting Julian Assange, Part 2: The Court Of Public Opinion And The Blood-Curdling Untold Story

written by Lissa Johnson New Matilda edited by O Society Mar 20, 2019 In her ongoing special investigation into the detention of Julian Assange, Lissa Johnson turns to the art of smear, and how to corrupt a judicial system. On Friday 14th February, the Editor in Chief of news website Consortium News, Joe Lauria, visited Sydney to … Continue reading The Psychology Of Getting Julian Assange, Part 2: The Court Of Public Opinion And The Blood-Curdling Untold Story

The Psychology Of Getting Julian Assange, Part 1: What’s Torture Got To Do With It?

By Lissa Johnson New Matilda edited by O Society Mar 19, 2019 In the first part of a New Matilda investigative series, clinical psychologist Lissa Johnson exposes the ‘science’ behind the hunt for Julian Assange, and the tactics those in power use to keep you in the dark. Rallies will be held in Sydney and Melbourne … Continue reading The Psychology Of Getting Julian Assange, Part 1: What’s Torture Got To Do With It?

What is Native Advertising? Beto O’Rourke in Vanity Fair

by Nathan Robinson Current Affairs  edited by O Society Mar 16, 2019 To coincide with Beto O’Rourke’s presidential announcement, Vanity Fair released a long personal profile of him as a cover story. It is accompanied by a series of warm and flattering pictures of O’Rourke from celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz. It is a well put-together, if unsubtle, piece of … Continue reading What is Native Advertising? Beto O’Rourke in Vanity Fair

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

Meritocracy is a myth invented by rich people

Meritocracy is a marketing gimmick. Just like “New & Improved” is a marketing gimmick. This one’s called “Nothing Sells Like Success.” This marketing slogan helps the Harvard MBA and JD crowd sleep at night. Ethics and real philosophical debate are not allowed at MBA school. No, they aren't. Ain't allowed in Congress either. No, it … Continue reading Meritocracy is a myth invented by rich people

How The Establishment Smear Corbyn, Gabbard, Omar, Assange, And Other Dissenters

https://youtu.be/mUuK6hDakW4 Why collective narcissists are so politically volatile   by Rainer Shea Revolution Dispatch edited by O Society Mar 8, 2019 Establishment smear campaigns serve an important and politically strategic purpose. Their aim is to delegitimize social movements not by countering the ideas behind these movements-which are often very popular in themselves-but by destroying the reputations … Continue reading How The Establishment Smear Corbyn, Gabbard, Omar, Assange, And Other Dissenters